Master of Arts - Clarks Summit University

Master of Arts

Accessible & Customizable

At just 30 credits, CSU’s online Master of Arts Degree prepares you for careers and enhances your ministry as a Christian leader in as little as two years. Enjoy the flexibility of an online program grounded in the Word of God.

Your degree features required courses in Bible, theology and communications, laying a foundation that is applicable to all parts of your life as a follower of Christ.

Experience a community of learning as you interact with students and professors who will build into your life.

Concentrate your studies in one of four areas to tailor your degree to your specific interests and career goals.


To enter the online Master of Arts program, a qualified undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.

Quick Facts

  • 30 credits
  • 27 elective credits
  • Transfer in up to nine credits
  • Two years to complete
  • Fully accredited
  • Completely online

Select a Master of Arts Concentration

Master of Arts | Bible Concentration

The Bible concentration will give you both a broad overview and specific Bible study skill experience. You will study key theological doctrines and specific books of the Bible.

As a graduate, you will be able to study from the Bible with greater thoroughness and intensity, and you will be equipped to communicate it effectively to others.

Master of Arts | Counseling Concentration

The Counseling concentration will equip you to provide wise, biblical counsel in a wide range of roles. You will better understand people, grow in your awareness of how God’s Word applies to life and help resolve human struggles.

As a graduate, you will be better equipped to counsel in a church or ministry setting. If you have an interest in pursuing state licensure as a professional counselor, you should instead pursue CSU’s 60-credit, online Master of Science in Counseling.

Master of Arts | Literature Concentration

The Literature concentration is designed to give you a broad overview in literary content and criticism. You will develop a better understanding of a literal, grammatical, historical approach to literary interpretation.

As a graduate, your enriched ability to think, write and speak clearly, coupled with the enhanced competency to read and interpret literature accurately, will be an asset to your life and ministry.

If you are interested in focusing more of your studies in literature, including thesis work in American literary studies, you should pursue CSU’s 33-credit, online Master of Arts in Literature.

Master of Arts | Organizational Leadership Concentration

The Organizational Leadership concentration will enhance your ability to bring leadership to an organizational team and bring that team to its goals. Through Pilgrimage Educational Resources (PER), you will earn credit for experiential learning within the context of your current ministry or career.

As a graduate, you will be equipped to effectively lead within your organization. Your understanding of organizational dynamics will enable you to maintain a productive environment for team members.

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