Master of Arts is a two–year post graduate degree residential programme designed for graduates of recognized universities. Bachelor of Theology graduates with at least B average (Second class) from accredited / affiliated institutions may also apply.

The Master of Arts degree, offered in various fields, prepares university graduates for specialized areas of ministry. Students, along with a comprehensive theological knowledge necessary for an effective ministry, will gain skills in their area of specialization.

SABC offers Master of Arts in following fields:


Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MA-ICS)
MA-ICS prepares students for ministry or service in cross-cultural or multicultural contexts. Students will learn how to study and work in different cultures, and will become aware of theological, biblical, sociological and anthropological issues that relate to work in different contexts. This degree is intended for students with varied levels of exposure to and a desire for ministry in cross-cultural settings. It emphasizes both scholarship and praxis. MA-ICS students gain the foundational skills to pursue further studies or research opportunities, or to work in cross-cultural settings within the region and around the world.

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MA-CM)
MA-CM program is designed to prepare students for the growing needs of ministry in the context of local churches and nurture specialized skills required in specific areas of ministry. Courses provide students with a well-rounded foundation in biblical and theological disciplines, while also preparing students for ministry within and alongside the church. Presently the students may choose any of the following concentrations or unique combinations:

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children Ministry
  • Music and Worship
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    Candidates applying for the M.A. degree must qualify under one of the following categories:

  • Be a graduate of a recognised university. While applicants who have successfully completed their degrees are preferred, those who are in the final year of studies or awaiting results may also apply. Such candidates may be admitted provisionally. They will be required to produce the mark sheets for all the previous years of study. Proof of successful completion of the degree must be produced before the end of the first semester (october).
  • Candidates who do not have the necessary academic requirements but are above 30 years of age, are eligible to apply as mature candidates. They will be required to pass an entrance examination in English, Bible, and General Knowledge. If admitted, such candidates will be on Academic Probation during the first year of study. Those who do not pass the entrance examination may be considered for placement in other programmes.
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