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Christian Thought, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Philosophy and Theology combined to carry out the Great Commission

The world needs leaders who are able to think deeply about the Christian faith and who know how to share the Gospel compellingly in an age of distraction. What better place to delve into Scripture and its supplemental texts than at one of the premier Lutheran universities in the nation?

The Christian Thought program of Concordia University Wisconsin is designed specifically for students who want to engage in serious theological discussion, and who are not also pursuing an Education or Director of Church Ministries degree.

In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to study the structure of Christian belief and practice. You’ll dive into God’s Word as well as respected Lutheran doctrinal texts to properly frame your thoughts and perspectives before exploring the cultural, political, and theological implications of God’s Word on your daily life. In short, this program is for anyone with an earnest desire to better understand and grapple with God’s message of salvation so that you can communicate it with confidence and zeal for the benefit of the Kingdom.

What to expect

You’ll be asked to research and defend the Christian faith, and synthesize your knowledge through written and verbal communication. Professors will expose you to various approaches to public theology within different denominations and will compel you to examine the interaction between Christianity and surrounding cultures, both from a current and historical lens. You’ll come to understand how different branches of Christianity react to conflict between Church and State, and you’ll learn to negotiate issues of Christ and culture. And in the midst of all that, we’re confident that the Holy Spirit will be at work through your disciplined and sincere exploration of the Christian faith, and the result will no doubt be a greater impact for His Kingdom.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Testament
  • Biblical Theology
  • History of Christianity
  • The Reformations
  • Christ and Culture
  • Christian Apologetic

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduation from the equivalent of US high school 
  • GPA equivalency of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English language proficiency with minimum scores of 61 TOEFL, 6 IELTS or 55 PTE (students without these scores can still apply for conditional admission)
  • ACT or SAT is not required for admission, but a result will increase scholarship options

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1621 - 2690 USD/month
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