Graduate

Biblical Studies

Offering multiple degree programs designed to satisfy a wide range of academic and ministry goals. Students in advanced graduate degree programs, such as the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (ThM), may elect to earn a Master of Arts degree on the way to completing their advanced degree.

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Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is the most flexible of all the Seminary’s programs. Out of a total of 36 units, 18 units are dedicated to the student’s area of interest related to Christian ministry. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in a year. [LEARN MORE]

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Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS)

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) program provides graduate-level curriculum that is designed for persons seeking a thorough biblical and theological understanding of the Old and New Testaments. By offering 12 units of electives as part of the curriculum, the MABS program allows students to focus on a particular area of interest. This program includes the preparation of a research thesis that should correspond to the students’ area of interest related to biblical and theological studies. The program can be completed in about two years if students take 9-12 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

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Master of Arts in Science and Religion (MASR)

The Master of Arts in Science and Religion (MASR) program provides graduate-level biblical, theological, and scientific instruction related to scientific inquiry as well as the disparity of conclusions which emerge from naturalistic and theistic presuppositions. This program of study is most useful for persons seeking to focus their education in the interdisciplinary union of the philosophy or religion and science, and provides students the biblical, theological, and scientific foundation that is crucial for bridging the chasm between faith and science, and engaging in the interdisciplinary practice of philosophical, scientific, and religious studies. By offering 12 units of electives as part of the curriculum, the MASR program allows students to focus on a particular area. The program can be completed in about two years if students take 9-12 units each trimester.

Southern California Seminary has taken an active interest in the achievements of the Creation/Evolution community since 2012. SCS hosted its 1st Creation Conference in January, 2013, “Why Origins Matter,” the “Did God Use Evolution?“ debate in September, 2013, and the “Debunking Darwin” creation conference in January, 2014. [LEARN MORE]

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Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC)

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC) provides graduate-level instruction related to counseling from a biblical framework. This program of study is most useful for persons seeking to focus their education on the interdisciplinary counseling and Christian studies. This program provides students with a biblical and theological foundation that is significant for counseling from a biblical worldview. The program can be completed between 16-24 months if students take 9-12 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

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Master of Arts in Philosophy and Apologetics (MAPA)

The Master of Arts in Philosophy and Apologetics (MAPA) program provides graduate-level biblical, theological and philosophical instruction, aimed at preparing the student for apologetic discourse. This program is intended for persons interested in the classical Christian tradition of understanding and expressing the Christian faith in a skeptical or otherwise unfavorable environment. The curriculum in this program includes biblical, philosophical, theological, and apologetic studies. The program can be completed between 16-24 months if students take 9-12 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

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Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS)

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) offers students a 36-unit graduate-level program of study that includes a core curriculum of biblical studies and interdisciplinary skills along with a targeted intercultural field study that includes an ethnography project. This highly specialized program requires students to complete a minimum of eight months of the program from a cross-cultural field of study of the student’s choosing. The program is designed to be completed between 20-24 months. [LEARN MORE]

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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is recognized as the standard degree for vocational Christian ministries that communicate the Word of God. Generally, graduates may serve in senior leadership positions in the pastorate, missions, christian education, youth ministry, chaplaincy, evangelism, denominational settings, and social work. The degree can be completed in about three to four years by taking 9-12 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

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Master of Theology (ThM)

The ThM is 121 units or 42 courses, which is well suited for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies, wish to teach in an academic institution, or want to be more effective preachers and teachers of God’s Word. The degree can be completed in five years by taking 6-9 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program is a 36-unit doctorate designed for leaders and pastors who are looking to take their ministry and career to the next level. The degree has three tracks: Christian Leadership, Christian Education, and Biblical Exposition. All tracks blend the best of intellectual pursuits with functional foundations. The program combines the best of a modified residency with a “high-touch” and interactive online component. Students are required to come to one intensive per year, lasting two weeks. The degree is run in a cohort model and can be completed in as few as three years (though the student may choose to take longer in the project stage). [LEARN MORE]

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Ready to get started?

At Southern California Seminary we believe that the Bible is foundational to a well-rounded education. Therefore, we don’t just use Scripture to support our beliefs, we use it to form our beliefs. At SCS you will become better equipped to understand our world and your place in it, and you’ll develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of ministry.

James Fazio

Dean of Bible & Theology, Southern California Seminary

Southern California Seminary equips you to carry God’s Word into the world. You’ll receive a solid Biblically based education and develop relationships that will serve you for a lifetime of ministry.

Dr. David Jeremiah

Chancellor, Southern California Seminary

SCS teaches the Bible first and foremost.  It is our main textbook.  It is the grid through which all life is evaluated.  We believe that our seminary exists to equip and train godly men and women to know the Word, apply the Word and to use God’s inerrant Word both in ministry and vocational settings.

Dr. Gary Coombs

President, Southern California Seminary

Graduate Degree Programs

Offering multiple degree programs designed to satisfy a wide range of academic and ministry goals. Students in advanced graduate degree programs, such as the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (ThM), may elect to earn a Master of Arts degree on the way to completing their advanced degree.

 

 

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is the most flexible of all the Seminary’s programs. Out of a total of 36 units, 18 units are dedicated to the student’s area of interest related to Christian ministry. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in a year. [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Seal
 

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS)

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) program provides graduate-level curriculum that is designed for persons seeking a thorough biblical and theological understanding of the Old and New Testaments. By offering 12 units of electives as part of the curriculum, the MABS program allows students to focus on a particular area of interest. This program includes the preparation of a research thesis that should correspond to the students’ area of interest related to biblical and theological studies. The program can be completed in about two years if students take 9-12 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Seal
 

Master of Arts in Science and Religion (MASR)

The Master of Arts in Science and Religion (MASR) program provides graduate-level biblical, theological, and scientific instruction related to scientific inquiry as well as the disparity of conclusions which emerge from naturalistic and theistic presuppositions. This program of study is most useful for persons seeking to focus their education in the interdisciplinary union of the philosophy or religion and science, and provides students the biblical, theological, and scientific foundation that is crucial for bridging the chasm between faith and science, and engaging in the interdisciplinary practice of philosophical, scientific, and religious studies. By offering 12 units of electives as part of the curriculum, the MASR program allows students to focus on a particular area. The program can be completed in about two years if students take 9-12 units each trimester.

Southern California Seminary has taken an active interest in the achievements of the Creation/Evolution community since 2012. SCS hosted its 1st Creation Conference in January, 2013, “Why Origins Matter,” the “Did God Use Evolution?“ debate in September, 2013, and the “Debunking Darwin” creation conference in January, 2014. [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Seal
 

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC)

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC) provides graduate-level instruction related to counseling from a biblical framework. This program of study is most useful for persons seeking to focus their education on the interdisciplinary counseling and Christian studies. This program provides students with a biblical and theological foundation that is significant for counseling from a biblical worldview. The program can be completed between 16-24 months if students take 9-12 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Seal
 

Master of Arts in Philosophy and Apologetics (MAPA)

The Master of Arts in Philosophy and Apologetics (MAPA) program provides graduate-level biblical, theological and philosophical instruction, aimed at preparing the student for apologetic discourse. This program is intended for persons interested in the classical Christian tradition of understanding and expressing the Christian faith in a skeptical or otherwise unfavorable environment. The curriculum in this program includes biblical, philosophical, theological, and apologetic studies. The program can be completed between 16-24 months if students take 9-12 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Seal
 

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS)

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) offers students a 36-unit graduate-level program of study that includes a core curriculum of biblical studies and interdisciplinary skills along with a targeted intercultural field study that includes an ethnography project. This highly specialized program requires students to complete a minimum of eight months of the program from a cross-cultural field of study of the student’s choosing. The program is designed to be completed between 20-24 months. [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Seal
 

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is recognized as the standard degree for vocational Christian ministries that communicate the Word of God. Generally, graduates may serve in senior leadership positions in the pastorate, missions, christian education, youth ministry, chaplaincy, evangelism, denominational settings, and social work. The degree can be completed in about three to four years by taking 9-12 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Seal
 

Master of Theology (ThM)

The ThM is 121 units or 42 courses, which is well suited for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies, wish to teach in an academic institution, or want to be more effective preachers and teachers of God’s Word. The degree can be completed in five years by taking 6-9 units each trimester. [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Options-Seal
 

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program is a 36-unit doctorate designed for leaders and pastors who are looking to take their ministry and career to the next level. The degree has three tracks: Christian Leadership, Christian Education, and Biblical Exposition. All tracks blend the best of intellectual pursuits with functional foundations. The program combines the best of a modified residency with a “high-touch” and interactive online component. Students are required to come to one intensive per year, lasting two weeks. The degree is run in a cohort model and can be completed in as few as three years (though the student may choose to take longer in the project stage). [LEARN MORE]

On-Campus-Seal   Online-Options-Seal
 

Ready to get started?

At Southern California Seminary we believe that the Bible is foundational to a well-rounded education. Therefore, we don’t just use Scripture to support our beliefs, we use it to form our beliefs. At SCS you will become better equipped to understand our world and your place in it, and you’ll develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of ministry.

James Fazio

Dean of Bible & Theology, Southern California Seminary

Southern California Seminary equips you to carry God’s Word into the world. You’ll receive a solid Biblically based education and develop relationships that will serve you for a lifetime of ministry.

Dr. David Jeremiah

Chancellor, Southern California Seminary

SCS teaches the Bible first and foremost.  It is our main textbook.  It is the grid through which all life is evaluated.  We believe that our seminary exists to equip and train godly men and women to know the Word, apply the Word and to use God’s inerrant Word both in ministry and vocational settings.

Dr. Gary Coombs

President, Southern California Seminary

Graduate Biblical Studies in Korean

Korean-language bilingual Biblical Studies programs: Southern California Seminary offers our Biblical Studies programs in the Korean language, including bilingual professors and translation for English-speaking professors.

 
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Mission & Distinctives

A look at how our approach to the Bible makes all the difference in your education along with the school’s history and purpose.

 
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