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We are pleased to welcome K-LOVE/Air1 listeners and visitors to Mid-Atlantic University. Mid-Atlantic Christian University is an undergraduate institution of Christian higher education whose mission is to impact the world by transforming ordinary people into extraordinary Christian leaders. Mid-Atlantic Christian University is a private university from congregations and individuals of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.  The educational program of the University is in harmony with the faith and practice of these churches. While a significant number of students also come from this fellowship, the student body includes people from a variety of churches.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Online School of Professional Studies

Adm_45yofemales_medium.jpgThe School of Professional Studies is intended for the adult student who has some college level experience but never finished a four-year degree.
The program is specifically designed to meet your needs as a working adult, particularly if you:

Are currently employed in a professional or preprofessional position and want to expand your employment opportunities

Occupy a managerial/leadership position but must obtain a degree for further professional advancement

Have faced challenges starting or completing your college education due to life circumstances or geographical constraints

Are a military active-duty soldier or veteran looking to advance within the military ranks or transition into civilian life

Current Programs

Biblical Studies Associate's

christian_education.pngNot sure where to start? Many students begin with the Associate's program in Biblical Studies to gain a solid Biblical foundation before heading into their field of study.

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed for students who want a foundation in general studies, a substantial core of Biblical and Theological studies, and studies in a Christian service or ministry area. The degree prepares students to be more effective servants and leaders in the local church, or as preparatory for further undergraduate degrees in a variety of disciplines.

As a regionally accredited university, Mid-Atlantic Christian University prepares students in the Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies with the academic rigor of a large university but in a trusting, caring Christ-centered learning driven-modality that is central to the identity that is MACU. Graduates of this program are prepared for the marketplace, ministry or for the next step in their academic progress.

All Programs (Except the Certificate) Include:
  • Your below Major of Choice
  • Biblical Studies Associate's Minor

Christian Ministry Bachelor's

Christian-Ministries.jpgReady to answer God's call? Our Christian Ministry program is both challenging and informative, preparing future leaders of the Church for a purpose-filled life.

Feeling God calling you towards ministry? Trying to make decisions between the local church and various Christian organizations? The Christian Ministry Program offers the opportunity to receive the foundational training to develop your gifts to pursue your ministerial passion. The program offers training through a well grounded Christian Ministry approach that prepares you to serve in diverse ministry and community settings.

Organizational Leadership Bachelor's

leadership-street-sign.jpegHow can you become a valuable asset to your Business? Lead by example, rooted in Christ's values.

Whether the organization is public, private for-profit or non­profit, leading an organization requires a broad range of knowledge and skills. Students majoring in Organizational Leadership will develop abilities to assess organizations and develop strategic and innovative solutions to equip people within the organization to help it achieve its mission. Students will develop oral and written communication skills, discuss aspects of personal leadership, and learn basic marketing, managerial accounting principles, understand theories regarding organizational development, and apply best practices in directing an organization through strategic planning.

Family Studies Bachelor's

christian-family-counseling.jpgPassionate about building strong families and communities? This program is for future Family life educators, counselors and professionals seeking to build Christ's body from within.

Family Studies focuses on healthy family functioning within a family systems perspective and provides a primarily preventative approach. The skills and knowledge needed for healthy functioning include strong communication skills, knowledge of typical human development, good decision making skills, positive self-esteem, and healthy interpersonal relationships. The goal of family life education is to teach and foster this knowledge and these skills to enable individuals and families to function optimally. Family Studies professionals consider societal issues including economics, education, work-family issues, parenting, sexuality, gender, and more within the context of the family.

Certified Family Life Education Certificate

human_development.jpgNational Council on Family Relations (NCFR) provides certification that is recognized internationally for the profession of family life education. The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program encourages applications from professionals with preparation and experience in family life education including formal teaching, research/scholarship, community education, public information and education, curriculum and resource development, health care, military family support, and ministry. Certified family life educators have a minimum of a bachelor's degree; many CFLEs have advanced degrees.

Admission Requirements for Four-year degree

Completion of an Associate degree from an accredited college/post-secondary institution.
Students without an Associate degree must:

  • Be at least 23 years of age or five years full-time professional work experience post high school, and
  • Completion of at least 60 transferrable semester credit hours from an accredited college/post-secondary institution, military service, credit by examination, or credit by demonstrated competency [of the 60 hours at least 40 hours must be from an accredited institution of higher education].
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better on all prior academic work.
  • Document basic computer proficiency. Normally this will be accomplished by transfer credit from an accredited institution of higher education. Students who cannot document computer proficiency  must enroll in CS 131 Introduction to Computers or CS 135 Basic Computer Literacy their first semester at MACU.

Admission Requirements for Two-year degree

  • Be at least 23 years of age or five years’ full-time professional work experience post high school, and
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better on all prior academic work.




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We Are Fully Accredited

Mid Atlantic Christian University is Regionally Accredited Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, associate, and baccalaureate degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Inquiries to the accrediting associations should relate to accreditation status. All other inquiries should be directed to the MACU Admissions Department at 1-866-996-6228.

Accreditation assures parents, students, and employers that Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been evaluated and meets the standards of quality determined by the higher education community.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is also approved by the State of North Carolina to train veterans and dependents.

We Offer Financial Aid

Mid Atlantic Christian University Offers Financial Aid

The University is pleased to work with students and their families in providing financial aid to supplement the financial resources of the family. All requests for assistance should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at the University.

Several different kinds of financial assistance are available through MACU:

  • Grants – Awarded on the basis of need; not to be repaid
  • Loans – Most are need-based; must be repaid, usually over a long period of time at a low rate of interest
  • Employment – Available on and off campus
  • Additionally, students may use other types of financial assistance, such as the GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) uses only one application and one essay for all financial aid offered at the University.

More About MACU

Mid Atlantic Christian University

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is a private, coeducational university founded in 1948 and supported by independent Churches of Christ and Christian Churches. These congregations are part of the Restoration Movement, which seeks to restore the church to its New Testament model and promote Christian unity solely on the basis of the Bible. Following the pattern of the New Testament church, the Churches of Christ and Christian Churches are united only by ties of fellowship, not by any denominational structure, each congregation being under the authority of its own elders.