Master’s Programs

Graduate programs at WMU equip students to combine academic discipline with Christian formation and discipleship. Students are expected to demonstrate they have acquired knowledge on a graduate level of competency. The programs are designed to integrate knowledge of biblical and theological disciplines with practical skills to help broaden the student’s Christian worldview.
Graduate studies are fundamentally different than undergraduate studies. Graduate students are expected to take significant responsibility in determining what to learn and how to learn it. Instead of submitting course work to professors, graduate students will often submit or orally present work to their peers for comments, reflection, and ideas for improvement. Sometimes this involves team projects. A research paper at the bachelor’s level may primarily require that a student report what authors have said. Graduate students will be required to evaluate an author’s work, or suggest applications to their ministries. In short, graduate students are responsible to take initiative – they are partners with their professors in their own equipping.

Degree Biblical Studies Theological
/Historical Studies
Practical Ministry Studies Field Education Concen- tration Electives Total Credits Special Requirements
M. Div. 12 21 24 4 20-21 14-15 96 Bible Examination, Ministry Project, Recital (Church Music Students only)

 

Degree Biblical Studies Theological
/Historical Studies
Practical
Ministry Studies
Field Education Electives Total Credits Special Requirements
M.A. in
Theology
18 12 18 3 13 64 Bible Examination, Thesis

 

Degree Biblical/
Theological Studies
Practical Ministry Studies Professional Studies Field Education Total Credits Special Requirements
M.A. in
Christian Counseling
18 3 27 9 57 Bible Examination, Practicum, Thesis

 

Degree Biblical/
Theological Studies
Practical
Ministry
Studies
Field Education Professional Studies Electives Total Credits Special Requirements
M.A. in Music 12 3 3 33 1 52 Graduation Recital, Bible Examination