BMATS Degree Programs

  • Master of Divinity

    Master of Divinity

    The Master of Divinity degree program is a three-year (90 semester hours) program of studies distributed among the following fields: Biblical Studies, Theological-Historical Studies, Church Ministries, and Christian Education. The wide-ranging curriculum requires twenty-one hours of biblical language studies in addition to the well-rounded core curriculum. Six hours of electives allow for emphasis in a particular field of study.

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  • Master of Arts in Church Ministries

    Master of Arts in Church Ministries

    The Master of Arts in Church Ministries degree program is a two to two-and-one half year (60 semester hours) program of studies distributed among the following fields: Biblical Studies, Theological-Historical Studies, Church Ministries, and Christian Education. This includes three hours of approved field supervision. This program allows the student to prepare for a variety of ministries in a church or church related institution, including pastoral ministry. A student may choose to focus elective studies in a particular area of church ministry (Christian education, missions, pastoral counseling, youth, evangelism and discipleship).

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  • Master of Arts (Religion)

    Master of Arts (Religion)

    The Master of Arts (Religion) is a two year (48 semester hours) program of studies. Fields of emphasis provide opportunity for students to complete studies in the following fields: Biblical Studies, and Theological-Historical Studies. The curriculum requires 18 hours of Theological-Historical Studies, 18 hours of Biblical Studies, 6 hours of applied theology, and 6 hours of electives.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion

    Bachelor of Arts in Religion

    The Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree program is a two-year (66 semester hours) program of studies predicated upon an Associate of Arts degree or the equivalent (a minimum of 60 semester hours). This program is designed to supplement and strengthen the broad liberal arts foundation achieved in Associate of Arts studies. The curriculum is structured to provide a sound academic base for advanced studies on the graduate level. By focusing on foundational religious subjects, the program also affords adequate preparation for a leadership role in certain fields of Christian ministry. By selecting a concentration in two of the four fields of the seminary curriculum (Biblical Studies, Theological-Historical Studies, Church Ministries, Christian Education) the student may specialize in chosen academic and/or professional fields.

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  • Associate of Divinity

    Associate of Divinity

    The Associate of Divinity degree program is a two year (66 semester hours) program of studies designed especially for persons who are twenty-five (25) years of age or older and do not have a baccalaureate degree. Exceptions to the age requirement may be granted to spouses of regularly enrolled students. The Curriculum is distributed among the following fields: Biblical Studies, Theological-Historical Studies, Church Ministries, and Christian Education. Because this program does not contain all of the core educational courses (English, history, government, science, and math), it will not entirely provide a foundation for admission into bachelor’s or master’s studies; it is a terminal degree program.

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  • Distance Learning

    Distance Learning

    If you don’t live in East Texas or Central Arkansas, you can complete courses offered by BMA Seminary in two different formats:
    1. Online courses are offered through the Seminar’s online portal and can be taken and completed wherever you live.
    2. Master’s In Motion courses are graduate courses offered at the seminary in a compressed format that requires the student to be physically present on campus for only one week.

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Other Educational Opportunities

  • Certificate Programs

    Certificate Programs

    Students who do not intend to pursue a program of studies leading to a degree may take a number of courses by distance education or in the classroom. The Online Certificate of Christian Leadership is a twenty-one (21) semester hour program covering a range of subjects through distance education courses. The Certificate of Christian Studies is awarded upon a student’s request after satisfactorily completing twenty-four (24) semester hours of studies. No specific courses are required for the Certificate of Christian Studies.

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  • Continuing Education Units

    Continuing Education Units

    Teachers at Christian schools constantly need CEUs. You can earn them from home through online classes at BMA Seminary! Not only does one class equal 9 CEUs, it also earns Master’s credit that can apply towards a degree!

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  • Dual-Credit for Homeschoolers

    Dual-Credit for Homeschoolers

    Thinking about college, but still finishing the last couple years of homeschool? Want to get a step ahead for when you do go to college? Ready to dig deeper into God’s Word? Homeschool students can take college-level Bible courses from their home and earn credit now towards a future degree.

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  • Free Courses

    Free Courses

    Want to know more about God’s Word? Want to know more about who Baptists are and what Baptists believe? BMA Seminary can help! We are taking content from some of our classes and offering it to the public for free! You get a great learning experience and excellent professors. All you have to bring is a willing attitude and a readiness to learn!

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Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

 

BMA Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelors, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of BMA Seminary.

BMA Seminary (Graduate Studies Division) is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103; Phone: 412-788-6505) to award the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Church Ministries, and the Master of Arts (Religion) degree. BMA Seminary is a member of the Council of Southwestern Theological Schools and the American Theological Library Association.