master of arts in christian studies - worldview studies in korean

Master of Arts in Christian Studies – Worldview Studies in Korean (54 credits)

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies – Worldview Studies in Korean is for Korean-speaking professionals seeking to integrate faith with science, family, life and social issues.

This program seeks to equip Christian leaders with a Christian worldview, so that they may become Christ-like servants and sacrificial leaders who “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,” and who “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor.10:3-5, Mk.10:45). This program will be of interest to those who have a sabbatical year.

Courses and program requirements for the Worldview Studies in Korean program are available entirely in Korean, though students who wish may also access the wider range of English-delivery courses and resources available through ACTS.

This program will assist individuals to strengthen spiritual disciplines, learn significant leadership skills, and refresh their academic and professional experience by developing a coherent Christian worldview in the areas of science, family, life and social issues. Program goals include:

 Biblical and theological perspectives on various issues of life and the world;

 The servant and visionary leadership that was shown in the life of Jesus Christ;

 “Royal priesthood” and stewardship in academic and vocational areas.

Financial Aid and Grants Available

Graduates are prepared to make a difference leading in the following settings:

Adult, Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministry
Professional Para-Church Organizations
Religious Education
Cross-Cultural Ministry

Specializations are available in the following areas:

Cross-Cultural Ministry

  ACTS equipped me to be a better resource for young people as they brought me their struggles with the Bible and Christianity. I look forward ti furthering my studies with ACTS in the future. 

– Andrew Evans,
Director of Youth Leadership & Church Ministries, Summit Pacific College


  • A four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution is required.
  • Students without prior post-graduate training in bible and theology must take BIB 500 Introduction to the Bible and THS 540 Introduction to Theology in addition to the program requirements.
  • RES 490 Library Skills and RES 500 Research Strategy are required of all Korean students.
  • Applicants with a Master of Divinity or other appropriate graduate theological degree can transfer up to 7 credits in foundational and core studies. All transferable credits should be minimally a B grade for each course
  • English proficiency test (e.g. TOEFL) scores are NOT required for MACS-WSK, unless students desire to take courses in English. Basic reading, writing and speaking ability is expected for campus life.
  • All applicants are expected to provide normal English data in support of their application for admission.
  • Students should complete all academic requirements of MACS-WSK program with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • The MCS 810 MACS Graduating Project must be completed as a part of the program. It may be written either in English or in Korean, and must include a 2-page Korean AND English summary. The program director is responsible for monitoring the evaluation process. Students are recommended to initiate this process at the beginning of their second semester. The same standards used for students in other MACS tracks are applied.
  • Normally it is expected that students will complete the MACS-WSK program in 5 semesters.

Program Requirements

MACS Korean Worldview Program

Korean Program Director | Paul Yang, Ph.D.

After teaching as a professor of Physics within the Korean University system from 1983 to 1998, Dr. Yang moved to Canada to direct the activities of the Vancouver Institute for Evangelical Worldview Studies (VIEW).

He seeks to assist Christian professionals and university scholars to integrate their Christian worldview more completely with their professional disciplines.

His publications include papers in experimental solid state physics, science education and the historical interaction between Science and Christianity.