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Master of Arts in Church History (MACH) Degree Program

Become fad-proof for a lifetime of ministry by rooting yourself in the history of the Church and training in the classic theological disciplines. The Master of Arts in Church History will provide a strong historical, biblical and theological foundation for your future in teaching, ministry or further studies. By exploring Christianity from the first century to the 21st century, you’ll learn how Christians have remained faithful through many cultures, events and eras.

Typical Student

M.A. in Church History students are typically interested in pursuing doctoral work, for which this degree is excellent preparation. Some may wish to teach in Christian education, enter into other ministries or learn to more effectively serve in their current vocation.

Potential Careers

  • Doctoral studies
  • Research
  • Teaching in Christian education

Program Distinctives

  • New England location in the heart of Puritan territory and the start of American missions—both strong influences in the history of Christianity
  • Distinguished faculty members bring expertise in medieval Christianity, the Reformation, and American Puritanism and revival traditions
  • Courses centered on key figures in Christian history, including Jonathan Edwards, John Calvin, Augustine, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther
  • Access to other top-tier institutions, including Harvard Divinity School and Boston University School of Theology, through the Boston Theological Institute

Program Details

Sample Courses

Spotlight Alum

“I encountered professors and students at Gordon-Conwell who took both the Christian faith and human learning very seriously. That openness to human learning served me quite well as a doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame, where I subsequently earned a Ph.D. in American history, and it continues to inspire me in my current roles.”

Grant Brodericht, MACH ‘00
Director, Capstone Program; History Instructor | Geneva School | Winter Park, FL