The online Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) is a 60–credit hour academic degree designed to ground students in a responsible exegetical method utilizing advanced Bible software. This specialized track captures the essence of the residential program’s emphasis on language but reorients the training around the Logos interface. The goal of the program is to graduate students who will carry responsible exegetical skills with them into a lifetime of effective ministry.
The online Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) is a 48–credit hour academic degree program designed for persons intending to pursue a role as educator in Christian schools, pursue further graduate theological studies, or become conversant on the dialogue between the Bible and the Great Tradition of literature. You’ll spend at least 18 hours reading the best writers and greatest books in the Western philosophical and literary tradition. You won’t read commentaries on, or summaries of, these books—you’ll read the books themselves. Knox MACCS graduates are thus trained by Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Dante, Tocqueville, C. S. Lewis, and many others. You’ll learn from Luther, Calvin, and Bernard of Clairvaux and study under Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and Hobbes in a Christian cultural context. The MACCS curriculum is distinctive because of Knox’s commitment to a careful reading and biblical analysis of classic Western literature.
This program aims to equip you with:
- Historical perspective: drawing on the wisdom of the ages to address the needs of the present
- Philosophical habit of mind: distinguishing superficial from effective solutions to the problems we face
- Moral imagination: not just to see the present, fallen condition of our world but also to see what it can become through the redemptive power of Christ
- Rhetorical skill: to encourage the faithful to live courageous and sacrificial lives for the Kingdom of God