master of divinity

Master of Arts in Christian Studies

ACTS Seminaries offers a Master of Arts in Christian Studies to develop strong and well-educated Christian leaders who will be prepared to effectively serve in ministry and confidently disciple others in their Christian faith.

The MACS degree develops godly leaders with a foundational education in biblical and theological studies. Graduates are confident in their knowledge of Scripture and their ability to effectively communicate it to others.

Great foundational education

Flexible delivery options – Complete the degree full-time or part-time through in-class day or evening courses, online and/or one-week modular courses.

Nine Specializations to choose from

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 Missions
Church Planting
Church Administration & Management

Specializations are available in the following areas:

Chaplaincy / Pastoral care
Children’s Ministry
Cross-Cultural Ministry and Missions
Church Ministries
Church History
Biblical Studies
Theological Studies

  My MACS degree at ACTS was very beneficial for my work as a young adults pastor. 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 to furthering my studies with ACTS in the future. 

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


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA scale). (Note: a limited number of applicants from unaccredited colleges or applicants without bachelor degrees may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis).

 Confess faith in Jesus, be members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic, ministerial and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community.

Northwest Baptist Seminary offers a Korean Global Leadership studies option within the ACTS Master of Arts in Christian Studies to provide vocational ministry leadership training in the Korean language.

Program Requirements

Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS)

MACS General
MACS Apologetics
MACS Chaplaincy

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