ACTS Seminaries Academic Degree Programs


ACTS Seminaries offers Master's and Diploma programs in a diverse, collaborative environment. The collective range of theological perspectives from within the Believer's Church tradition create a setting to learn, grow, and explore theological traditions and spiritual experiences. This is reflected in both the program offerings and the manner in which courses are taught.

ACTS continues to expand its course delivery options with online and modular courses. Course and program offerings are reviewed continually in order to be responsive to ministry educational needs and personal spiritual formation. Programs are designed to help students come together and go further in their personal growth, learning, understanding, and appreciation of diverse worldviews.


PROFESSIONAL CHRISTIAN STUDIES:

Master of Divinity (89 semester hours)

Program Chair: Randy Wollf, Ph.D.

The Master of Divinity program is the normative degree prerequisite for people interested in developing the necessary leadership skills for professional ministry occupations such as pastoral ministry, chaplaincy ministry, church planting, and missions.

Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Ministry (51 semester hours)

Program Chair: Joanne Pepper, Ph.D.

The Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Ministry (2 years) provides a contemporary, practical and academic preparation for effectiveness in 21st Century global missions service.

Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis (49 semester hours)

Program Chair: Doug Trick, D. Min.

The Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis (2 years) provides a thorough knowledge of techniques of applied linguistics and biblical exegesis for effective cross-cultural communications and ministry.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (68 - 74 semester hours)

Program Chair: Ian Verseveldt, Ph.D.

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program (2-3 years) produces graduates with effective Marriage and Family counseling skills rooted in a biblical understanding of human nature and problems as well as empirically grounded Marriage and Family therapies.

Doctor of Ministry (31 semester hours)

Program Chair: Daryl Busby, Ph.D.

The Doctor of Ministry provides continuing studies in Leadership and Spiritual Formation for mature leaders who have earned a Master of Divinity or the equivalent.


GENERAL CHRISTIAN STUDIES:

Master of Arts in Christian Studies (53 semester hours)

Program Chair: Paul Chamberlain, Ph.D.

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies program equips graduates with a biblical worldview, spiritual formation, leadership skills, and a specialization in an area of interest.

Master of Arts in Christian Studies-Worldview Studies in Korean (50 semester hours)

Program Chair: Paul Yang, Ph.D.

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies with WSK Track is for professionals seeking to integrate faith with science, family, life and social issues.

Diploma in Christian Studies (27 semester hours)

Program Chair: Paul Chamberlain, Ph.D.

The Diploma in Christian Studies program provides a flexible program at the graduate level to meet individual needs in biblical, theological and ministry studies.

Diploma in Worldview Studies in Korean (29 semester hours)

Program Chair: Paul Yang, Ph.D.

The Diploma in Worldview Studies in Korean is a program for Korean Christian leaders who want to become equipped with a Biblical worldview.


THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH STUDIES:

Master of Theological Studies (50 semester hours)

Program Chair: Brian Rapske, Ph.D.

The Master of Theological Studies program provides academic, in-depth knowledge in one of seven areas of specialization in preparation for teaching or further graduate studies.

Master of Theology (30 semester hours)

Program Chair: Brian Rapske, Ph.D.

The Master of Theology degree is an advanced, thesis-based research program for those who have already completed a Master’s degree (normally a Master of Divinity degree) in preparation for teaching or further graduate studies.