Master of Arts in Religion

The Master of Arts in Religion is designed for students who desire an intentional concentration on the academic disciplines of theology, Bible, or religious studies.

Often students pursuing the MA in Religion have intentions for further concentrated academic interests post-graduation from ONU. 

The rich heritage of academic excellence that defines Olivet Nazarene University is clearly manifested in Olivet's Master of Arts in Religion, the oldest of the master's programs in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. It comes to life in the relevant, real-world content of the coursework, in the impeccable credentials and sense of commitment of faculty, and in the impressive achievements of the program's alumni.

Program Features

This is an on-site, two-year program that traditionally ends with a Thesis. 


  • Theological Studies
  • Biblical Studies
  • Religious Studies

Curriculum Overview

  • Format: Classes meet at Olivet’s campus in Bourbonnais, IL
  • Program Length: 1.5-2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Total Tuition Cost: $450 per credit hour

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Start Dates

  • August 28, 2023
  • January 15, 2024

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