Which concentration is right for you?

Compare the three concentrations below and determine which one would best equip you for your ministry.

Featured Skill Sets

Bible

  • Advanced hermeneutics
  • Advanced research skills
  • Administration
  • Counseling
  • Apologetics
  • Theology
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Education

  • Advanced hermeneutics
  • Advanced research skills
  • Administration
  • Counseling
  • Student evaluation
  • Teaching methods
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Music

  • Advanced hermeneutics
  • Advanced research skills
  • Administration
  • Music theory and history
  • Conducting
  • Vocal and instrumental methods
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I’m a youth pastor

Here’s how the program helped me in ministry. As a youth pastor, I get asked a lot of different questions every week. I need to know how to answer these questions biblically and to give a reason of why we do things the Bible way. This program has helped me grow in understanding of deep issues and in teaching our young people Biblical truths.

Education

Teaching

Administration

Philosophy

I’m a music leader and outreach director

Here’s how the program helped me in ministry. Whenever a musical outreach opportunity such as Resurrection Sunday, Christmas or any other holiday comes around, I have to have a biblically sound musical program to present to the church. Whether or not I have a choir or special singing group, the music has to be based solely on bringing the attention to the preaching. I can now direct my choir more effectively and arrange my own choral specials for special events.

Music

Leadership

Administration

Music theory

I’m an assistant pastor and Bible class leader

Here’s how the program helped me in ministry. Through intense study of the Scriptures, I can teach deeper truths of the Bible to my Sunday school class. It was a thrill to see their knowledge and understanding of the Word of God grow as I applied various lessons that I have learned myself.  I can help my pastor with counseling during a busy season and be a more effective administrator.

Bible

Research

Lesson preparation

Theology

Graduate Testimonials

John Williams, '15

Master of Religious Education, Bible Concentration

"The West Coast Baptist College online master's degree in Bible is professional, practical, and personal. The teachers were great to work with in the process, and all my questions were answered in a timely fashion. The program is very user friendly, and the studies are very complimentary to life in ministry."

Brandon Ewing, '16

Master of Religious Education, Education Concentration

"The master’s program at WCBC is the most practical educational opportunity that I’ve experienced. What I learned in class in the morning I was able to put into practice in our school in the afternoon. It strengthened my mind and my ministry."

Jon Guy, '17

Master of Religious Education, Music Concentration

"The music masters program was very helpful to me as someone in full-time ministry wanting to sharpen and develop skills. Dr. Russ Shelley is an exceptional teacher who has a unique way of tailoring his teaching to meet your specific needs and goals. I’m thankful for the time that I spent in this program."

Kurt Kopeland, '09

Master of Religious Education, Bible Concentration

"I am thankful for the Ministry of WCBC and the influence on my life.  I am especially thankful for the strong Bible-based Master’s Degree I received from there while still maintaining my ministry.  I was challenged by the depth of the classes as well as stretched to grow more.  Without a doubt, I am better prepared to serve Christ because of this Master’s Program."

Graduate Studies

The purpose of the West Coast Baptist College master’s program is to provide students with an deeper level of learning without losing a zeal for practical ministry. The curriculum places a greater burden on the student to research the subject matter so as to better equip him for the ministry. Classes will meet weekly whether online or on campus.

If you are taking this course on campus, the tuition and room and board costs will be identical to the cost of the undergraduate program for the normal load of 12–18 hours. The same fees will apply to this program, and books must be purchased separately. If you are taking these courses online, then you will pay the $210 per credit hour as well as a technology fee.

An undergraduate degree from an approved college is a prerequisite for entrance into this program. To enroll in this program, an application must be submitted to the Admissions office. Students who are seniors at West Coast Baptist College in the undergraduate program may begin to work on their Master’s degree during their senior year if their schedule permits, and they are approved by the Administration. Candidates for each master’s program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to fulfill the requirement for graduation.

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