BS in Bible + Master of Arts (Religion) Dual-Level Program [Online]

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Whether in a church or parachurch setting, begin your full-time ministry faster with the BS in Bible + MAR dual-level program. 

At a glance

Programmatic Credits


Standard Completion Time:

5 yrs


Why You Should Consider This Program:

The BS in Bible + Master of Arts (Religion) dual-level program is designed for students with a wide range of ministry and professional goals. All students receive a broad foundational education in the inerrant Word of God and in the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Students take foundational courses, plus innovative courses designed to prepare them for teaching, preaching, and other ministries in the local church. All courses are designed and taught by Cairn professors, who bring their scholarly expertise and ministry experience to bear.

How it Works:

The Cairn University dual-level BS in Bible + MAR program allows you to condense what would be eight years of study (four-year bachelor’s + four-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your sophomore year. You’ll be able to complete all requirements for both degrees in as few as five years without taking summer courses. 

You will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and tuition aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars. 

Program Highlights:

  • Study the Bible cover to cover, taking courses that range from surveys of the Old Testament to exegetical studies of Revelation. 
  • Take graduate-level courses on campus or online.
  • Deeply explore each branch of systematic theology and the history of theology.
  • Develop the skills of pastoral or lay ministry.

Career Paths

  • Senior Pastor
  • Associate/Assistant Pastor
  • Camp Director
  • Bible Teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Missionary
  • Professor (with further study)
At a glance

Program Credits


Standard Completion Time

5 yrs

Programmatic Accreditation

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