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Master of Arts In Church History


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective candidate must hold an earned Bachelor’s degree conferred by an approved educational institution.





Total Courses

8 courses/40 hours

Core Courses & Electives

Core Courses

Minimum 5

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 3

Elective  Page/No Travel Seminar Tab/

Other Master/Doctoral Degree Program Pages

No Travel Seminars

Maximum 4

(1 core)

No Travel Seminar Tab

TUITION - $2,495.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program:  $200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,495.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,195.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Church History degree program is to acquaint the student with a broad perspective of Church History.  The program consists of eight courses which are the equivalent of forty hours of study. Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material. Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.


The Master of Arts in Church History degree program requires a total of 40 hours.  This is comprised of eight courses (40 hours).   Five of the eight required courses must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Up to three of the eight required courses may be electives.  Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page,  No Travel Seminar tab or any other degree program page.  No Travel Seminars are optional.  Up to four No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program. If using four No Travel Seminars, one must be a core course.

Courses/Textbooks may not be utilized for more than one degree program


CH 600 Historical Christianity:  Christianity Through the Centuries by Earle E. Cairns (Hardcover - Dec 1, 1996)

CH 610 Faith In History:  Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Paperback - Oct 25, 1978)

CH 620  Christian History: The One Year Christian History (One Year Books) by E. Michael Rusten and Sharon O. Rusten (Paperback - Feb 5, 2003) 

CH 630  Christian History In Brief:  A Summary of Christian History by Robert A. Baker and John M. Landers (Hardcover - Nov 1, 2005)

CH 640  Early Church History:  The Story of Christianity, Volume 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation (Story of Christianity) by Justo L. Gonzalez (Paperback - Jul 18, 1984)

CH 650  Black Church Beginnings:  The Long-Hidden Realities of the First Years by Henry H. Mitchell (Paperback - Oct 1, 2004)

CH 660  Book of Martyrs:  Book of Martyrs:  Fox's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe (Paperback - Mar 26, 2009) 

CH 670  Founding Fathers' History:  Faith of Our Fathers: Scenes from American Church History by Mark Sidwell (Paperback - Sep 1991) 

CH 680  Inner Church History of Riverside:  The History of the Riverside Church in the City of New York (Religion, Race, and Ethnicity) by Peter Paris, John W. Cook, James Hudnut-Beumler, and Lawrence Mamiya (Hardcover - May 1, 2004)

CH 690  Study of Calvinism:  The History and Character of Calvinism by J.T. McNeill (Paperback - Dec 31, 1967)

CH 700  Reformation History:  Reformation History:  Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany Until the Close of the Diet of Worms (1889) by Charles Beard (Paperback - Jun 1, 2009) 

CH 710  Post Civil Rights Era:  The Black Church in the Post-Civil Rights Era by Anthony B. Pinn (Paperback - April 2002

CH 720  Black Church Achievers:  The History of the Black Church (African American Achievers) by Norma Jean Lutz (Paperback - Jun 2001)

CH 730  Baptist Heritage:  The Baptist Heritage by H. Leon McBeth (Hardcover - Jan 29, 1987)

CH 740  Anabaptist Story:  The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism by William Roscoe Estep (Paperback - Jan 1996) 

CH 750  Presbyterian History:  An Introduction for Presbyterians by William M. Ramsay (Paperback - Jan 1, 2005)

CH 760  History of Revival In America:  No Travel Seminar, led by Dr.Art Christmas. Order at Tuition Payment tab.


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