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Degree Programs

 

Evangel Christian University of America offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degrees in various fields of Christian disciplines. Each degree is described below. In addition, we offer non-academic degrees. These nonacademic degrees are offered to ministers having achieved a certain level of experience in the ministry. These are research based degrees.

With Evangel's nontraditional approach you study at your own pace. Your courses will be sent out to you (except for nonacademic degrees). They will consist of a textbook and assignments. If you live in the US or Canada, textbooks are included in your tuition for most programs.

 

Associate of Arts Degree in Bible

Purpose: Just want a few basic courses? Take advantage of our associate degree program where you can sign up for a couple of courses or complete the program to earn an associates degree (60 credits).

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible

Purpose: The bachelor of arts degree provides the student with a basic course of study giving him or her a foundation for Christian ministry and fruitful Christian living. It is emphasized that this degree is not a liberal arts degree, but is intended solely to equip the student to live a life that glorifies God. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate confident proficiency in the following disciplines:

  • Basic Evangelical Theology
  • Bible Interpretation
  • Bible Contents
  • Christian Ministry
  • Defense of the Faith
  • Church History
  • English
Further proficiency will be gained by completing their emphasis track. This is comprised of electives taken in a certain emphasis. They include:
  • Theology
  • Christian Education
  • Ministry
  • Christian Counseling
  • Biblical Languages
  • Church Music
Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 120 credits. The credits are comprised of:
  • Core Curriculum—90 credits
    Core curriculum completion is mandatory for receiving the BA degree. You can view the courses here.
  • Electives—30 credits
    The electives are arranged "cafeteria style" so that the student may mix and match the combination desirable. By selecting courses primarily in theology, a student is said to have an emphasis in theology. You can view the electives here.

     

Cost: $40 per credit. You only pay for credits that you take with us. Transferred and life experience credits are not charged. Textbooks are included for students in the US and Canada.

 

 

GRADUATE DEGREES

ECUA's graduate school was founded to prepare students for full-time ministry or to better equip those already in ministry. These professional degrees are designed to provide the tools needed to minister effectively and with confidence.

Cost: $50 per credit. You only pay for credits that you take with us. Transferred and life experience credits are not charged. Textbooks are included for students in the US and Canada.

 

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

Purpose: The master of theology degree familiarizes the student with fundamental evangelical theology. Upon completion of this curriculum he or she will grasp the key theological concepts essential for life changing pastoral and teaching ministry.

Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 60 credits. Twenty of these credits will be chosen from a list of electives. You can view the courses here.


 

Master of Ministry (M.Min.)

Purpose: The master of ministry degree focuses on the grace of ministry. The primary focus is on the pastoral/shepherding role. However, any Christian wishing to apply practical ministry in the church would benefit from this curriculum.

Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 60 credits. Twenty of these credits will be chosen from a list of electives. You can view the courses here.


 

Master of Christian Education (M.C.E.)

Purpose: The master of Christian education degree provides critical insight and foundation necessary for performing and administering Sunday school, youth, adult and Christian college training.

Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 60 credits. Twenty of these credits will be chosen from a list of electives. You can view the courses here.

 

Master of Christian Counseling (M.C.C.)

Purpose: The master of Christian counseling degree is strictly designed to form a bases for scripturally based counseling ministry. This program is not intended to prepare one for clinical, certified institutional counseling. However, many certified licensed counselor who are graduates of secular institutions, enroll in this program to undergird their practice with life changing biblical concepts.

Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 60 credits. You can view the courses here.

 

Master of Church Music (M.C.M.)

 

   

 

POST-GRADUATE DEGREES

 A doctorate from ECUA carries clout. But more importantly, it brings the student to the top level of their field or ministry. Earning a doctor's degree is the ultimate fulfillment of Paul's charge to Timothy, "Study to show thyself approved" (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV).

Dissertation Requirement: All doctoral candidates will be required to submit an approved doctoral dissertation. However, DCE candidates will submit a research project.

Academic Admission Prerequisite: Admission to a doctoral program requires a master's degree in the same discipline (i.e., to enter the Doctor of Theology program, a Master of Theology degree is required). Holders of doctorates in other fields may apply for an exemption. Emain the dean for information. 

Cost: $60 per credit. You only pay for credits that you take with us. Transferred and life experience credits are not charged. Textbooks are included for students in the US and Canada.

 

Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)

Purpose: The doctor of theology degree anchors the candidate in evangelical theology while providing understanding of various and sometimes confronting theologies. All theologies are compared with evangelical theology. The candidate is encouraged to defend the evangelical position. However, if opposing polemics are presented, such views will be argued against the evangelical plumb line.

Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 60 credits. A doctoral dissertation will be required for completion. You can view the courses here.

 

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Purpose: The doctor of ministry degree provides intensive instruction in practical ministry and applied theology. Primarily designed to enhance pastoral ministry, this curriculum offers insight into the latest trends in this discipline.

Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 60 credits. A doctoral dissertation will be required for completion. You can view the courses here.

 

Doctor of Christian Education (D.C.E.)

Purpose: The doctor of Christian education degree is design to provide the ability to design, initiate, and administer a Christian education ministry.

Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 60 credits. A Christian education research project will be required for completion. You can view the courses here.

 

Doctor of Christian Counseling (D.C.C.)

Purpose: The doctor of Christian counseling degree provides intensive training in the Christian counseling method. The curriculum centers on counseling techniques based on the biblical world view. This program is primarily for enhancement of the counseling ministry and is not intended for secular certification.

Credit Requirements: The student is required to complete a total of 60 credits. A doctoral dissertation will be required for completion. This program is a directive study. Upon enrollment, academic advisors will assess the candidate's background and provide a specific academic program. You can view the courses here.

 

Doctor of Church Music (D.C.M.)

 


 

Nonacademic Earned Program

You can earn a nonacademic degree by thesis if you qualify. In this program you are recognized for your years of ministry. Building on this experience you submit a thesis of specified length. Your thesis will be reviewed by members of the faculty.

This degree is earned but non-academic. Your transcript will reflect a Pass of Fail grade. You will not be able to transfer credits to another institution. The purpose of this program is recognize your ministry, earn a degree by drawing on those ministry resources, and the fulfillment of further advancement as you research for you thesis. The cost is $1,440.00.

 

Age and Experience Requirements

All candidates for all Thesis Programs must be thirty (30) years of age and be able to document five (5) years of experience in their respective field of ministry.

Requirements

Required to write two papers of 50,000 words each or ten papers of 10,000 words.

Degrees Offered

  • Doctor of Religious Philosophy (D.R.P.)
    The DRP is for researching a field outside of the Pastoral Ministries. This may include, Theology, Sociology, etc.
  • Doctor of Pastoral Studies (D.P.S.)
    The DPS is a Pastoral Ministries degree. Generally for pastors that draw on their decades of pastoral ministry.

  •  "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

    II Timothy 2:15 KJV