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Master of Arts in Christian Thought (MACT) Degree Program

How does theology intersect with today’s culture and society? Through the Master of Arts in Christian Thought, you’ll explore theology and the history of Christianity, probing tough questions and engaging in thoughtful discussion about the relationship between the Gospel and surrounding culture. As you prepare for service and leadership, you’ll learn to better articulate the Christian faith in your context, understand the implications of Scripture in today’s world, and integrate theological reflection into everyday life.

Charlotte Campus

Typical Student

M.A. in Christian Thought students are typically interested in teaching ministries in the church, Christian schools, colleges or seminaries. Some intend to pursue doctoral work, for which this degree is excellent preparation. Others are full-time pastors, bi-vocational pastors or non-ordained staff seeking to increase their ministry effectiveness in the church, workplace or other vocations.

Potential Careers

  • Doctoral studies
  • Campus ministry
  • Para-church ministry
  • Church ministry
  • Teaching in Christian education

Program Distinctives

  • Quality contextualized theological education and hands-on training
  • Rigorous courses offered in various formats (evenings, weekends, week intensives and online/hybrid) to accommodate your schedule
  • Convenient, economical and innovative adult education system
  • Renowned, highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Study of Greek grammar and exegesis
  • Enhanced library services with capability to access theological databases from your home
  • Access to research and annual lectureship series through The Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity
  • Access to library resources and classes at other top-tier institutions through the Carolina Theological Consortium

Program Details

  • Degree requirements
  • Completion time: 2 years of full-time study (may span longer if pursued part-time)

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Jacksonville Campus

Typical Student

M.A. in Christian Thought students are typically interested in teaching ministries in the church, Christian schools, colleges or seminaries. Some intend to pursue doctoral work, for which this degree is excellent preparation. Others are full-time pastors, bi-vocational pastors or non-ordained staff seeking to increase their ministry effectiveness in the church, workplace or other vocations.

Potential Careers

  • Doctoral studies
  • Campus ministry
  • Para-church ministry
  • Church ministry
  • Teaching in Christian education

Program Distinctives

  • Quality contextualized theological education and hands-on training
  • Rigorous courses offered during evenings and weekends to accommodate your schedule
  • Convenient, economical and innovative adult education system
  • Renowned, highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Access to library resources and classes at other top-tier institutions through the Carolina Theological Consortium and the Boston Theological Institute

Program Details

  • Degree requirements
  • Completion time: 2 years of full-time study (may span longer if pursued part-time)

Apply to this program
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Spotlight Alum

“Gordon-Conwell gave me a great start [to my Ph.D. program] with rigorous work in Greek, challenging reading lists and inspiring faculty. More broadly though, ... perhaps the greatest gift Gordon-Conwell gave me was a multidenominational classroom that encouraged the best kind of theological dialogue there is: one that pursues the truth that is Jesus Christ.”

Aaron Gies, MACT ‘07
Ph.D. Student in Historical Theology, The Catholic University of America | Washington, D.C.