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MACS

Program Overview

Gain a thorough understanding of the Bible, theology, contemporary religious culture and prepare for a career as a minister or religion instructor. The Master of Arts in Christian Studies at University of the Cumberlands emphasizes practical application while offering strong academic content in all areas.


Key Elements of the MACS Program

Interaction with Influential Christian Leaders
Learn from some of the most respected and influential Christian leaders in the nation. Through the online Master's in Christian Studies program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to interact with esteemed guest speakers in a virtual classroom through web conferencing. These well-known Christian leaders participate as guest lecturers and provide feedback on case studies.

Develop Practical Skills for Ministry
Students looking for online Master's degree programs in Christian studies should learn about our approach, which is designed to be applicable to real life ministry while also providing a strong academic foundation. Gain the practical skills necessary to be a Christian leader in your respective ministry. Build an extensive knowledge base that will serve you well throughout your career as a minister or religion instructor through:

  • Relevant case studies
  • Rich interactive discussions
  • Challenging assignments
  • Invaluable mentoring from pastors and Christian leaders you'll meet

Focused on the Goals of the Student
As a student in the MA in Christian Studies program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a ministry project focused on your particular area of study. You will develop ministry expertise by applying Biblical knowledge, theology, and ministry skills to the local church or para-church organization where you serve.

Flexible and Convenient

  • University of the Cumberlands delivers great value and is mindful of the demands of working professionals.
  • You can obtain your degree online from anywhere in the world without ever stepping on campus.
  • The MA in Christian Studies program can be completed in one year.

Accreditation
University of the Cumberlands is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Are you ready to start earning your online Christian degree? Call (800) 343-1609 or simply fill out the short Student Information Form

"UC provided me with the tools and professional network of individuals to lead our school district in South Carolina. It is so refreshing to have people from several states in your class. There is no doubt UC is well ahead of the learning curve both in its technological applications and their focus on meaningful, job-embedded assignments."

– David O’Shields
Superintendent
Laurens County School District

"The MBA Program fit my busy lifestyle. I was able to attend MBA classes and do the assigned work all while having a full-time challenging job, a husband, and two children at home."

– Pam Jones
Controller
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"I enjoyed the convenience and flexibility of the schedule especially with four children. The small classes made it great for developing relationships within the group."

– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"The learning environment and the facilities at UC PA are the best around and it makes learning so much easier when you have all the tools you need. The professors make the facilities accessible at any time and at a larger university you cannot find that."

– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

"UC has multiple attributes that I find attractive. Its affordability, high moral standards and sense of community make it a great choice for online learning."

– April Templeton
MBA graduate

"UC does an excellent job of bringing students from the virtual world together in a cohesive class unit. Even though I live far from campus, I truly felt like part of the UC community thanks to their excellent online program."

– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

"I was attracted to UC because of its location in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the small class sizes. Throughout the application process, everyone was so helpful, courteous, and professional, which made even the beginning of my UC education a positive experience. The instructors are very hands-on and supportive, which was something I was looking for in my PA education."

– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

"The Rank 1 program at UC provides a broad array of avenues for enhancing our roles as educators. The program enables students to achieve a higher potential of learning and influential leadership capabilities while preparing us to assume further professional responsibilities."

– Elizabeth Stack
Teacher

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

– Eric Greer
Founder & President
CIS

"Enrolling in the University of the Cumberlands’ MBA program was a rewarding and valuable investment as it has challenged me both professionally and personally. The program has enhanced my knowledge and perspective on business management and broadened my future horizons."

– Brooklyn Hooker
Accountant
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments. The program has provided me with skills and techniques which apply directly to my professional life of teaching high school English, which is my passion."

– Carl Roberts
Teacher
MAT Program

"The [MBA] program allowed me to make great contacts and network with other professionals."

– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job. I am glad that I decided to pursue this program; it's one of the best decisions I could have ever made."

– Desrick Jones
Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"Being part of the new era of technology allows UC to be a great learning institution as well as versatile. Now students that normally could not go to college are able to work and support their families while getting a great education at home."

– Lesley Tipton
PA Program Student

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– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher