The Masters Degree Programs

(The tuition for the Masters Degree program is $300)
- Masters of Christian Theology & Ministry
- Masters of Christian Education
- Masters of Christian Care

 

Amherst Theological Seminary offers 3 different Masters Degree programs as shown below. Successful completion of a Bachelors Degree is required to take courses in a Masters Degree program. Upon successful completion of all course requirements the student will be conferred a Master's degree. The student may then continue to the Doctorate Level. Masters course sequences are as follows:

MASTER OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY & MINISTRY DEGREE PROGRAM:

The Masters program is designed to give the student a comprehensive understanding of  significant books in the Bible and important concepts in the Christian environment.  Please note that each course has been specifically designed to be as concise and clear as possible while communicating the message of the book. Our courses are designed to present the material in such a way as to economize on time spent yet facilitate a comprehensive understanding.

The 8 survey courses listed here require the student to answer open book, short answer questions

that are thought provoking and insightful. The questions require the student to think and reflect.

Upon submission of the students answers, the student will review their answers with the mentor. 

The student may use any valid christian resources.

 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEYS

              CFNT-210:  ACTS, JUDE

                  Studies ther founding of the Christian Church and illustrates God's judgment on rebellion.

              CFNT-220: PETER'S EPISTLES

                  Examines the teachings of Peter the Apostle

              CFNT-230: JOHN'S EPISTLES

                  Examines the teachings of John

              CFNT-240: REVELATION

                  Review of the Book of Revelation - the final book of the New Testament

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEYS

              CFOT-210: THE MAJOR PROPHETS

                  Explores the Major Prophets:  Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel

              CFOT-220: THE MINOR PROPHETS

                  Examines the Minor Prophets:  Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obabiah,  Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk

                  Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

              CFOT-230:  JOB, ECCLESIATES, SONG OF SONGS

                  Study of the trials of Job and reviews Ecclesiastes.  Song of Songs is a series of lyrical poems.  

              CFOT-240:  EZRA, NEHEMIAH, ESTHER

                  Studies of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther

The following courses consist submission of short essays 5 to 10 pages and a sermon outline

in which the student will research the topic using valid Christian resources. Upon submission of

of the essays, the student will review their essays with the mentor. 

THEOLOGY

              TH-210: PASTORAL THEOLOGY

                  Study of the theological bases of well as the pracitcal implications of the professional activities                   of religious workers

              TH-220: CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY

                  The directing of the process of human development toward God's objective for man's    

                 godliness of character

CHURCH HISTORY

              HI-210 THE EARLY CHURCH

                  Understanding how early Christians lived and triumphed in ancient Rome 

              HI-220 HISTORY OF FUNDAMENTALISM

                 Start of fundamentalism and it's place in Christianity

EDUCATION: CHURCH STUDIES

(THE MASTERS OF EDUCATION MUST PICK 6 DOCTRINAL STUDIES CLASSES)

              CH-210 TEACHER TRAINING

                 Discussion of how to train Teachers

              CH-220 CHURCH LEADERSHIP

                 Examination of church leadership

              CH-230 CHURCH MINISTRY

                 Discussion of the various church ministries purpose and function

CHISTIAN CARE

(THE MASTERS OF COUNSELING MUST PICK 6 DOCTRINAL STUDIES CLASSES)

              CO-210:TBD

              CO-220:TBD

              CO-230:TBD

DOCTRINAL STUDIES

              DO-210 ANTHROPOLOGY – DOCTRINE OF MAN

                   Studies of man

              DO-220 COVENANTS AND DISPENSATIONS

                   Study of God's timeline through human history.  

              DO-230 HOMILETICS – PREPARATION OF THE SERMON

                   The art of writing and preaching a sermon.  Inspiration, commentary and worship resources

              DO-240 ECCLESIOLOGY – STUDY OF THE CHURCH

                   The origins of Christianity.  Its relationship to Jesus, it's role in salvation, it's polity, it's   

                   discipline, it's eschatology and it's leadership.     

              DO-250 ESCHATOLOGY – STUDY OF PROPHECY

                   A study concerning the ultimate of final things.  Death, the destiny of humanity, the Second

                   Coming or the Last Judgement

              DO-260 HERMENEUTICS - BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

                   To study the truths and values expressed in the Bible

              DO-270 ISSUES IN ESCHATOLOGY

                   A discussion of the various debates in eschatology

              DO-280 DISPENSATIONALISM

                   This will involve an analytical system for interpreting the Bible based on a literal translation

              DO-290 PHILOSOPHY OF CREATIONISM

                   The study of the belief that the universe and the various forms of life were created by God.

     

CHURCH STUDIES

              CH-210 TEACHER TRAINING

                   Training course designed to give teachers and other educators the skills to lead their students.                     Examines teacher resources

              CH-220 CHURCH LEADERSHIP

                    Examines the meaning of  church leadership, jobs in the church and leaders responsibility.

              CH-230 CHURCH MINISTRY

                    Discusses the offices held by persons who are set apart by ecclesiastical authority to be
                    ministers in the church.  Includes those who have a calling to vocational service in a church. 

                    The type of ministry varies in the different churches. 

 

MASTERS THESIS

The Masters thesis will consist of  1 of the following:

     - Write a 25 page paper on the subject of the student's choice,

        with the approval of the student's mentor and the Vice-Chancellor

OR

     - Create a sermon series consisting of at least 3 sermon outlines 

        on the subject of the student's choice,  with the approval of the

        student's mentor and the Vice-Chancellor

THE STATEMENT OF THE CALL

      - Write a short essay that describes what you  feel your calling is

         and how you think the Spirit is leading you.