Theology, the Arts, and Education
These make up the high ground in today’s culture wars. Whoever holds these strategic areas controls the
shape and direction of both the City of God and the City of Man for generations to come. These areas
have always been fierce battlegrounds, but the stakes have never been higher for the future of our
children, communities, and churches.
For this reason, NSA invites college graduates to further shape and strengthen their understanding of
these important cultural fronts by pursuing graduate studies in our Classical Christian Studies (CCS),
our Master of Arts in Theology and Letters (M.A.), and our Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Classical Christian Studies (CCS)
To provide a liberal arts foundation for educators and others preparing for civic, business, church, and
educational leadership, the CCS program’s distance education approach provides personalized interaction
with faculty at New Saint Andrews.
Master of Arts in Theology and Letters (M.A.)
The Master of Arts in Theology and Letters is a limited-enrollment, academically rigorous, two-year
course of graduate studies for those aspiring to recover a faithful, Reformed, philological approach to
theology. All students need to be able to work comfortably within either Hebrew, Greek or Latin.
Students will be able to study biblical or systematic theology using the philological method. This
course is suitable for Bible translators, systematic theologians, those seeking pastoral training, and
anyone interested in pursuing a philological approach to the study of texts in their original language.
The M.A. program thus provides students a unique opportunity to explore both philology and theology as
they apply to numerous areas of the life of the Church.
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (M.F.A.)
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a limited-enrollment, academically rigorous, low residency
two-year course of graduate studies for those aspiring to recover a faithful, theologically rich
approach to the creative arts, particularly writing. All students will study biblical theology as a
foundational element for developing the creative imagination as well as work closely with tutors on
their creative writing projects. The two-year course is built around three one-week intensive (resident)
workshops per year. The students are assigned specific creative and critical work to be completed
between residences and handed in to set deadlines.