ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro Graduate School offers Masters’ of Arts degrees in Biblical Studies (Old and New Testament), Pastoral Theology, Expository Preaching, Christian Education, Psychology and Christian Counselling and Christian Theology of Public Policies. The Master’s degrees are designed to produce competent Bible expositors and scholars who are qualified to serve God effectively as pastors, teachers, missionaries, or leaders in the church and the society. The Seminary also offers a Master of Divinity programme of study which is described on its own web page.


The Master of Arts degree programme is a two-year Master’s degree programme. All Master’s programmes are by research for candidates possessing a Bachelor of Arts degree obtained from ETSK or any other recognized theological institution plus a minimum of one-year successful full-time practical church-related experience after a post-secondary theological education training.

Entrance qualifications

  • The degree classification for entrance into all ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, Master’s degree programmes must be the minimum of 3.0 Cumulative GPA on a five-point scale.
  • The student must also satisfy basic entry requirements for the degree programme as stated above.
  • Master’s of Arts students are required to complete 39 credit hours of coursework and are to write a thesis for which they will be awarded 6 credit hours. Students writing a thesis must produce an acceptable piece of research evidencing a high degree of scholarly competence in the student’s major. ETSK master’s thesis must show that a student is able to work in a scholarly manner and is acquainted with the principal works published on the subject of the thesis. As much as possible, it should be an original contribution to knowledge. The thesis must be defended both internally and externally.


MA Tracks

Common courses

These common courses cover a range of academic disciplines. A student will be expected to select nine of these.

  • BTS610 Advanced Hermeneutical Methodologies
  • MIS610 History of Christian Missions
  • EDU610 Classical Theories of Education
  • BST612 Biblical Theology
  • BST614 Inter-Testamental Studies
  • GEN610 Advanced Research Writing
  • EDU616 Educational Research and Statistics
  • CNS610 Christian Ethics
  • EPP617 Expository Preaching
  • GEN611 Cause Collaboration
  • CNS716 Marriage and Family Issues
  • GEN710 Inter-Departmental Colloquium

Details of the specialist courses may be found on the page for each programme.