Online MA in Theological Studies (MATS)

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies offers specialized study in apologetics, intercultural studies and biblical, historical and systematic theology. The MATS is a two-year program consisting of 60 credits.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the MATS program students will be able to:

  • Articulate and defend their ethical and theological system.
  • Have a basic awareness of the history of Christian theology and spirituality, and respectfully engage traditions other than their own.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for constructive theological reflection.
  • Perform scholarly independent research.
  • Produce and defend scholarly research papers and/or a thesis.

Vocational Options

This program of concentrated theological study prepares students for a variety of vocations in ministry and theological education. The MATS is suitable for:

  • Senior and solo pastors, associate pastors and program staff, and church planters with significant ministry experience who desire further education in Bible and theology.
  • Adult ministry leaders in local churches.
  • Campus and parachurch ministry leaders.
  • Teachers in Christian primary and secondary schools.
  • Future doctoral students in theology, intercultural studies, or the humanities.
  • Persons engaged in speaking and writing ministries.

For further details and information on admission and graduation requirements, please download our catalog, call 877.251.6560, or contact Admissions.

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Cost and financial aid

Tuition for 2017-18 is $520/credit for online seminary credits.
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