Master of Arts in Christian Education Advanced Track

Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries

Master of Arts in Christian Education Advanced Track

Customized degree plans based on previous undergraduate studies

Designed specifically to equip Great Commission ministers to lead, teach, and disciple with excellence.

Degree Highlights

  • 55 hours
  • Available fully online
  • Preparation for church and mission service

The student must have graduated from an accredited college or university with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must have completed with a grade of “B” or above: 6 hours of Old Testament, 6 hours of New Testament, and 3 hours of hermeneutics. For information or to apply for the MACE—Advanced Track, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

After five years at Southwestern, Jonathan Coleman graduated with a Master of Arts in Christian Education.


Degree Requirements

At the beginning of course work for the Advanced Track, each student will receive a customized degree plan based upon undergraduate courses completed. If a student has satisfactorily completed a course corresponding to a required course in the Advanced Track, the student may substitute other hours in the same division to meet the requirement. Advanced Track students should meet with advisors in the Registrar’s office to discuss course schedules for each semester.

Old Testament ElectiveOLDTS3
New Testament ElectiveNEWTS3
Systematic Theology ISYSTH 30533
Systematic Theology IISYSTH 30633
Systematic Theology IIISYSTH 30733
Baptist HeritageBPTST 32033
Spiritual FormationSPFRM 30223

Total Hours


Master’s level courses from an eligible institution may transfer into the MACE—Advanced Track program. The courses must be comparable to the Southwestern courses for which transfer credit is requested, and be completed with a grade of “B” or better. No more than half of the degree may be earned by transfer of credits, and no more than half of a completed degree may be used towards a new degree.

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