Designed as a flexible program for those whose calling does not fit neatly into another degree, or those who have a variety of interests, this interdisciplinary degree offers the most flexibility of all of our graduate programs. Designed around a core of 15 semester hours in Bible/Theology, this degree also includes 15 semester hours of Elective credit which allows students to custom-tailor their Graduate School experience. Students can choose courses from our Graduate course offerings, such as Counseling, Christian Leadership, Intercultural Studies, or Pastoral Ministries, in order to create a program that best suits their calling. All students in this program also complete a Research Methods course and a Culminating Experience thesis.
The MARS is arguably the most flexible graduate degree offered at Manna U. Not only does the degree serve as a degree completion program for those who’ve already earned graduate credit, it also functions as an interdisciplinary degree built on a Bible and theology core. The MARS can be used in a variety of fields such as:
This degree is for anyone who wants a flexible graduate degree that focuses on bible and theology. The MARS prepares Christian leaders by focusing on their unique goals and interests, for the purpose of training for ministry, within the local church, and within the marketplace.
In the MARS program you’ll take courses in Old and New Testament survey, theology, hermeneutics, exegesis, biblical languages, and biblical leadership. Plus, you’ll choose from a wide variety of leadership, counseling, and ministry electives.
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