Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree is designed to prepare students for advanced graduate study in a specific theological discipline. The M.A. in Theological Studies degree requires the successful completion of 16 courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B). Admission to the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program requires a bachelor’s degree attained with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B).

The M.A. in Theological studies curriculum includes an advanced graduate study in the concentration of the student’s choosing. A curriculum is developed in consultation with their advisor, who is assigned according to the discipline in which the student will concentrate. Students are required to take seven courses in the area of their concentration, one course in each of the four curricular areas, two courses as thesis writing, and three open electives. All students preparing for advanced study must evidence competence in at least one theological language (usually Hebrew, Greek, Latin, German, French, Spanish) and to undertake research in this language as a constituent part of thesis writing.

Eligibility: Admission requires a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.

All students preparing for advanced study must also evidence competence in at least one theological language (usually Hebrew, Greek, Latin, German, French, or Spanish) and undertake research in this language as a constituent part of thesis writing.

HEGIS Code: 2301.00

Master of Arts in Religious Studies

The Master of Arts in Religious Studies degree is designed to educate laity who want a knowledge of theological disciplines. The M.A. degree requires the successful completion of 16 courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B). Admission to the Master of Arts in Religious Studies program requires a bachelor’s degree attained with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B).

The M.A. in Religious Studies curriculum includes three courses in Christian Scriptures, including at least one Old Testament and one New Testament, three courses in Christian Faith, including one Church History, one Theology and one Ethics, three courses in Multicultural Society, including one Black Religious Thought and Life, one  Gender, Sexual and Racial Justice, one Interfaith, two Practical Theology as related to the student’s ministry, and five open electives.

Completion of the degree includes an integrative examination, both written and oral.

Eligibility: Admission requires a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.

HEGIS Code: 1510.00

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Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on a space available basis