Biblical Studies

Learn to study the Bible on the deepest level. (36-hour degree)

Strategic Leadership

Become an agile Christian leader in a church or nonprofit. (36-hour degree)

Spiritual Formation

Be discipled yourself to disciple others. (36-hour degree)

Biblical Ministry

The Master of Arts in Biblical Ministry - no concentration. (30-hour degree)

Why an OCC Master’s Degree?
Personal Transformation

Education, at its best, is a process of discipleship, and discipleship, according to Scripture (Galatians 2:20), is the process of transforming you into the hands and feet of Jesus.

High-Quality Education

For almost 80 years, OCC has trained men and women for Christian service through deep biblical study and we believe that ministry principles grounded in Scripture provide profound cultural agility regardless of your kingdom calling.

Spirit-Centered Community

When you join the master’s program at OCC, you are partnering with God’s Spirit by connecting with Christ’s community represented by fellow kingdom workers across the world.

Sample Courses
Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
An examination of the biblical truths that guide how spiritual practices become helpful to…
Christian Doctrine and Theology
A survey of Christian Doctrine and Theology based on historical, theological, and…
Historical Streams of Christian Spirituality
A study of the major spiritual traditions in Christian history with special attention on…
Self-Awareness and the Christian Leader
An exploration of the nature of Christian leadership development, which highlights an integration…
Featured Faculty
Shane J. Wood
Graduate Studies Dean / Professor of New Testament Studies
Wade Landers
Professor of Leadership Studies
Chris Dewelt
Strategic Leadership Concentration Lead / Professor of Leadership Studies
Doug Welch
Spiritual Formation Concentration Lead / Professor of Spiritual Formation
Fall 2022 Dates
Aug. 8–10
Sept. 5
Term Begins
Sept. 19-23
Interactive Intensive Week
Nov. 21–27
Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 9
Term Ends
Advanced Standing & Transfer of Credits

Current students and applicants who have completed courses at other accredited graduate institutions may receive transfer credit for credit courses that are comparable to offerings in the Master of Arts curriculum. Transfer of credit is not automatic; it is conditional upon approval by the Associate Dean of the Graduate Studies in consultation with the faculty.

Disability Services

Ozark Christian College is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunity for students with disabilities. Students, the faculty, and the Academics Office all play a role in ensuring that reasonable and appropriate accommodations are provided in a timely and effective manner.