Master of Arts
of Arts in Religion or Christian Education degree program is designed
for students with B.A./B.S. degrees who desire advanced academic
training in theology. This program may also serve as the foundation
for doctoral studies.
A Bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent
from a four-year university is required for admission to the
M.A. program. It is recommended that the applicant's baccalaureate
preparation include liberal arts studies such as philosophy,
history, modern languages, and some work in human sciences.
An interview with a faculty member of Cal Grad is highly recommended.
This can be arranged through the school office.
A total of 66 units of course work with a minimum
grade point average of 3.0 is required for graduation. Of these
66 units, 51 are core requirements and 15 are electives.
A maximum of 33 semester units of comparable
work may be transferred toward the M.A. degree from recognized
graduate theological schools. In addition, students may petition
to substitute electives for core requirements if they have previously
taken and passed courses of the same content elsewhere. A maximum
of 3 units of independent study are allowed per semester, with
the total for the degree not to exceed 12 units.
Completion of the minimum requirements does
not automatically qualify the student for the Master of Arts
degree. He or she must have shown evidence, to the
satisfaction of the Degree Committee, of consistent Christian
character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry,
and commitment to the primacy of the divinely authoritative
inerrant Scriptures, interpreted in the framework of evangelical