Master of Arts in Communication/
Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Dual Degree Program
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Carter Willis, M.A. in Communication Program Director
Jim Lemons, Ph.D., M.A. in Theological Studies Program Director
The Master of Arts in Communication and Master of Arts in Theological Studies dual degree provides an ideal graduate program of study for students who sense a direction in pastoral ministry and preaching that may also include various communication-related functions within a church and/or church-related organizations.
In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement
(for admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations,
Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees,
and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the
applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus
Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New
Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church
M.A. IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES PREREQUISITES
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.
M.A. IN COMMUNICATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Introduction to Graduate Communication Studies
||Advanced Communication Theory+
||Digital Media Communication
||Presentation Communication (S-L)*
||Communication Leadership for Groups
||Social Media and Communication
||Strategic Communication for Organizations
|Select one course with approval of M.A. in Communication Academic Advisor.
|Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Theological Studies Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum.
M.A. IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Biblical Servant Leadership
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
||Foundations of Christian Ministry
||Christian History and Heritage
||One Old Testament Reading Course
||One New Testament Reading Course
||Spiritual Formation and Worship
|Select one course with approval of M.A. in Theological Studies Academic Advisor.
|Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Theological Studies Required Curriculum.
*(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
+Prerequisite: COMA 6300.
||M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum
||M.A. in Theological Studies Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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