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Degree Programs

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MASTER'S DEGREES
Master of Divinity
Our flagship degree, the Master of Divinity prepares nearly 40% of our students to serve in ministry around the world. Through a wide array of courses, this comprehensive degree will give you the skills and foundation that you need for effective ministry in a variety of settings. Learn more about our Master of Divinity degree.
Master of Arts (Academic)
The Academic Master of Arts degrees are intended for students who desire knowledge in a particular field and are not planning to enter into pastoral ministry. Typically, individuals enrolled in these programs plan to pursue university doctoral studies, or to serve as teachers or Christian leaders in other professions. All academic Master of Arts degree programs have a language requirement.
Master of Arts in Old Testament (MAOT)    
Building on our long-standing commitment to and respect for the original language, the Master of Arts in Old Testament will challenge you go deeper into God’s Word through exegesis courses in the original languages. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Old Testament degree.
Master of Arts in New Testament (MANT)    
Building on our long-standing commitment to and respect for the original language, the Master of Arts in New Testament will challenge you go deeper into God’s Word through exegesis courses in the original languages. Learn more about our Master of Arts in New Testament degree.
Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (MABL)      
Deepen your understanding of the Old and New Testaments by learning the nuances of the biblical languages, Greek and Hebrew, at an advanced level through our Master of Arts in Biblical Languages. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Biblical Languages degree.
Master of Arts in Church History (MACH)    
Become fad-proof for a lifetime of ministry by rooting yourself in the history of the Church and training in the classic theological disciplines through the Master of Arts in Church History. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Church History degree.
Master of Arts in Theology (MATH)      
By examining historical, philosophical and ethical theology, the Master of Arts in Theology will deepen your engagement with the Scriptures and challenge you to think critically. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Theology degree.
Master of Arts in Ethics and Society (MAET)      
Learn more about our Master of Arts in Ethics and Society degree.
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS)      
Building on our long-standing commitment to and respect for the original language, the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies will challenge you go deeper into God’s Word through exegesis courses in the original languages.Learn more about our Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree.
Master of Arts in Christian Thought (MACT)      
Explore the intersection of theology and today’s culture through the Master of Arts in Christian Thought. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Christian Thought degree.
Master of Arts (Professional)
The Professional Master of Arts degrees are intended for individuals who desire to prepare themselves for professional ministry in church or para-church contexts.
Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation (MASF)      
Through the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation, you will be equipped to provide spiritual formation for individuals or groups through counseling, spiritual direction, teaching, church programs and worship. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation degree.
Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL)    
Learn to lead congregations, youth, workplace teams or church/para-church staff through the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree.
Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership (MAUML)      
If you’re looking to increase your effectiveness in ministry within the context of the city, the Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership will train you for fruitful leadership and evangelism among urban communities. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership degree.
Master of Arts in Educational Ministries (MAEM)      
If you feel called to ministry, but not necessarily to the role of senior pastor or preacher, the Master of Arts in Educational Ministries will prepare you for various congregational and educational ministries. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Educational Ministries degree.
Master of Arts in World Missions and Evangelism (MAME)      
Prepare to become a global Christian in various missions pathways and/or cross-cultural work of any kind through the Master of Arts in World Missions and Evangelism.Learn more about our Master of Arts in World Missions and Evangelism degree.
Master of Arts in Counseling (MACO)    
Prepare for various careers in professional counseling through the Master of Arts in Counseling. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Counseling degree.
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC)      
Prepare for various careers in professional counseling through the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Christian Counseling degree.
Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)    
Looking for a flexible degree tailored to your unique academic and ministry interests? The Master of Arts in Religion will give you the most flexibility and allow you to custom-build a program around your specific goals. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Religion degree.
Master of Arts in Religion - Workplace Theology, Ethics and Leadership Concentration (MAR–WTEL)      
Interested in building bridges between religious and secular worlds, churches and corporations, seminaries and business schools? Discover how to practically integrate your Christian commitment and career direction with a Master of Arts in Religion—Workplace Theology, Ethics & Leadership. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Religion – Workplace Theology, Ethics and Leadership Concentration.
Master of Arts in Religion (Hispanic Ministries Program)        
Develop your leadership skills and prepare for ministry within a Hispanic context with a Master of Arts in Religion offered through the Hispanic Ministries Program. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Religion - Hispanic Ministries Program.
Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM)      
Whether you plan to serve in a church, para-church, mission, campus ministry or marketplace setting, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries will prepare you for effective ministry wherever God calls you. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Christian Ministries degree.
Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministries      
Earn your degree without leaving your current vocation. Designed with the working professional in mind, our part-time online Master of Arts in Christian Ministries blends engaging online courses with intensive campus residency experiences. Learn more about our Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministries.
Master of Theology (Th.M.)    
The Master of Theology—a one-year capstone degree designed for students who have completed a Master of Divinity—provides advanced, specialized preparation for Christian ministry or doctoral work. Learn more about our Master of Theology degree.
DUAL DEGREES
Master of Divinity / Master of Arts in Counseling Dual Degree      
Prepare for various careers in professional counseling and/or pastoral ministry through the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling dual degree. Learn more about our Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling dual degree.
Master of Divinity / Master of Arts in Christian Counseling Dual Degree      
Prepare for various careers in professional counseling and/or pastoral ministry through the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Counseling dual degree. Learn more about our Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Counseling dual degree.
DOCTORAL DEGREES
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)  
Take your leadership to the next level. Through our cohort model and specialty tracks, the Doctor of Ministry equips Christian ministry leaders to increase effectiveness in their current setting. Learn more about our Doctor of Ministry degree.
Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) in Missiology      
Combine the best of Gordon-Conwell, one of the largest evangelical seminaries in the world, and Boston University, the largest private research university in New England, through this joint Doctor of Theology in Missiology. Draw from both schools' faculty, libraries, specialized centers and research facilities. Learn more about the joint Doctor of Theology in Missiology.
DOCTORAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS
A.J. Gordon Guild      
The A.J. Gordon Guild is a doctoral level support and study program in relationship with London School of Theology that includes mentoring, peer support, research guidance and much more. Learn more about the A.J. Gordon Guild.
Julius Africanus Guild Ph.D. Support Program      
The Julius Africanus Guild is a doctoral level support and study program that includes mentoring, peer support, dissertation advice and much more. Learn more about our Julius Africanus Guild Ph.D. Support Program.
LAY MINISTRY TRAINING
Graduate Certificate Program      
Designed for lay people who desire to be better prepared for Christian service, the Graduate Certificate Program will give you a basic theological foundation for ministry. Learn more about our Graduate Certificate Program.
Life and Ministry Diploma      
If you're seeking to enrich your knowledge of God's Word in preparation for more fruitful life and ministry, this diploma program offers flexible hours and a manageable workload at minimal cost. Learn more about our Life and Ministry Diploma Program.
Diploma in Urban Church Ministry      
The Diploma program is designed to prepare adult learners for graduate-level seminary studies in ministry as an alternative to a traditional degree program route. Learn more about our Diploma in Urban Church Ministry.
Graduate Certificate in Ministry Among Emerging Generations      
Are you serving on the front lines of ministry in a secular college or university? The Graduate Certificate in Ministry Among Emerging Generations, a program developed by Gordon-Conwell and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, will equip you to better understand and serve this population. Learn more about our Graduate Certificate.
Online Certificate in Christian Studies      
Designed for working professionals with diverse callings, the Online Certificate in Christian Studies will provide you with a quality, online theological foundation while giving you the flexibility to maintain your family, ministry and work obligations. Learn more about our Online Certificate in Christian Studies.

Statement of Educational Effectiveness. GCTS is committed to effective education and preparation for a variety of Christian ministries locally, nationally and globally. As a measure of educational effectiveness, since 2000 83% of our Master’s graduates secured their first professional ministry position within one year of graduation. Of those Master’s graduates 58% found that position by the time of graduation. (Source: Alumni Survey)