MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES (MARS)
We at St. James appreciate the fact that many advanced students are interested in a broad scope of subject matter, while others prefer a concentration in theological exploration. This masters program delves into both disciplines and provides a very well-rounded education of which educators and clergy can be proud.
Earning a B.A. in Theology with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary qualifies the graduate for consideration as a deacon. After serving as a deacon for six months (sometimes less), the "candidate" becomes eligible for consideration to the priesthood.
By offering this curriculum, we again prove that a very superior education can and should be affordable: $2,500 TOTAL!
In every program we offer, we teach the love of Christ and His glory as the light to interpret everything.
LIST OF UNITS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION( EACH UNIT IS 3 CREDITS)
COMMON UNITS CREDITS
MARS 400: ECUMENISM 3
MARS 410: SOCIETY AND RELIGION 3
MARS 411: THE PHENOMENA OF RELIGION 3
MARS 412: RESEARCH METHODS 3
MARS: 430 RESEARCH PROJECT 5
1. SPECIALIZATION IN CATHOLIC THEOLOGY
MARS 401: THE BELIEVER AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 3
MARS 402: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS 3
MARS 403: UNDESTANDING THE LITURGY 3
MARS 404: HOLY SCRIPTURE AND THE HOLY CHURCH 3
2. SPECIALIZATION IN SACRED CHURCH HISTORY
MARS 415: EARLY HISTORY AND FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY 3
MARS: MEDIEVAL CHURCH HISTORY 3
MARS 416: CHURCH HISTORY IN AFRICA, AMERICA AND ASIA 3
3. SPECIALIZATION IN WORLD RELIGION/COMPARATIVE RELIGION
MARS 417: WORLD RELIGIONS 3
MARS 418: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EASTERN RELIGIONS AND OTHERS 3
MARS 419: NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS 3
4. SPECIALIZATION IN BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
MARS 420: OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES 3
MARS 421: NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES: SYNOPTICS AND EPISTLES 3
MARS 422: CHRISTOLOGY 3
MARS 423: ETHICS ON SEXUALITY, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE 3
MARS 424: Philosophy of Religion 3
MARS 425: RELIGION AND GENDER 3
MARS 426: RELIGION AND DEVELOPMENT 3
MARS 427: RELIGION AND VIOLENCE 3
MARS 428: INTER RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE 3
MARS 429: CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAMIC BELIEFS 3
DANIEL KASOMO, M.A, Ph.D, D.Sc., Vice president for Educational Development
HOW TO PROCEED
Simply go to our APPLICATIONS page and email us the basic information we need email@example.com. Then go to the DONATIONS page to remit your application fee of $45, refundable if for some reason we cannot help you.