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Master of Arts (Theological Studies)



Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

The Master of Arts (Theological Studies) provides you with an interdisciplinary knowledge of Biblical Studies, Church History, Intercultural Studies, and Theology. It prepares you to engage in research and analysis informed by those disciplines and which contributes to the advance of ministry in the church, missions, or marketplace.

The Master of Arts (Theological Studies) enables you to interpret and apply the biblical text; explain, evaluate and apply Bible doctrine; demonstrate skill in researching and writing for scholarly publication.

Each degree program is offered in two formats:

  • Program 1 for college or university graduates with no previous studies in Bible, theology, or church history.
  • Program 2 for  college graduates who have at least 30 semester hours of Bible, theology, or church history.

 

Program 1 Outline: 60 total credit hours
Bible and Theology Core Requirements 24 credit hours
BIB 5112 Genesis to Song of Solomon: God's Plan of Creation and Redemption
BIB 5113 Prophets: God's Message of Redemption and Judgment
BIB 5132 Gospels: God's Means of Providing Redemption
BIB 5133 Acts to Revelation: God's People Proclaiming Redemption Globally
BIB 5410 Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Bible
THE 6310 Systematic Theology 1
THE 6320 Systematic Theology 2
THE 6341 Theological Methods and Issues
Worldview and Spiritual Formation 9 credit hours
ICS 5031 The Mission of God.
ICS 6024 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews
MIN 5300 Foundations of Spiritual Formation.
Theological Studies Concentration 21 credit hours
ICS xxxx Six courses from among Biblical, Greek, Hebrew, History, Intercultural Studies, or Theology
RES 7961 Bible and Theology Integrative Seminar
Free Electives 6 credit hours
Two courses from any content area

 

Program 2 Outline: 30 total credit hours
Worldview and Spiritual Formation 6 credit hours
ICS 6024 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews
MIN 6170 Community and Church-based Spiritual Formation
Theological Studies Concentration 18 credit hours
---- Five courses from among Biblical, Greek, Hebrew, History, Intercultural Studies, or Theology.
RES 7961 Bible and Theology Integrative Seminar
Free Electives 6 credit hours
Two courses from any content area

 

Opportunities:

  • Mission agency member
  • Campus ministry professional
  • Student life professional
  • Bible college teacher
  • Church staff member