Master of Arts in Religion, Deaconess Studies (M.A.R.)

Master of Arts in Religion, Deaconess Studies

For those seeking to be set apart as a deaconess, the two-year Master of Arts in Religion (Deaconess Studies) requires a minimum of 73 credit hours, inclusive of 12 hours of elective coursework. The required courses are listed in the column at right, and their descriptions are found at the links for each department. Worship and spiritual formation is also required for those pursuing the M.A.R. to be set apart as a deaconess.

For more information on the duties and requirements of a deaconess, as well as the history of deaconesses in the Church, visit the following websites:

The Order of Deaconesses (REC)
The Anglican Deaconess Association

Fast Facts

Master of Arts in Religion, Deaconess Studies (M.A.R.)
73 Credit Hours
  • 12 Hours of Electives
  • 2 Years
  • Available Fully Online
"Learning about the deaconess and her work in the Church throughout history has provided a sense of connection—a touchstone—to those women who have gone before for the work I do today."
Dss Nancy
Nancy Jones
M.A.R. (Deaconess) Graduate