programs

MA in Applied Theology

The Master of Arts in Applied Theology is a two-year equivalent program (42 SH units) offering specialization in leadership for church staff, parachurch organizations, and non-profit organizations.

The program provides a framework for such leadership through basic biblical and theological studies, spiritual formation, and cultural engagement.  The program offers several tracks for the development of leadership skills for specialized settings through course work, practica, and in-ministry learning opportunities.

The distinctive feature of Multnomah’s MAAT program is that it parallels the Doctor of Ministry program.  MA students in this program take the same core seminars as the doctoral students.  MA students in this program have the ministry experience of the DMin students but lack the academic credentials to gain admission into the doctoral degree program.

Read a more-detailed description of the MAAT program

Tracks

The three MAAT tracks for you to choose from are identical to the tracks in the DMin program.

Admission

  1. Meet general admission requirements as listed in the “Admission and Financial Information” catalog section.
  2. Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 32 semester credits in general studies, including such courses as English composition, speech, history, psychology, and sociology.  Students without a bachelor degree may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate they possess the educational equivalent of a bachelor degree.  Finally, up to 15% of the students in the program may be admitted without a bachelor degree.
  3. Maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average (4.0 scale).
  4. Demonstrate at least 5 years of ministry leadership experience.
  5. All applicants must be approved by the cohort supervisor.

Note: enrollment in some tracks is limited (see individual track requirements below).

Advanced Track for College Graduates with a Bible Major

Graduates from an accredited Bible college or Christian university may be eligible for advanced standing with credit.  Up to 10 units may be waived from the program, leaving 32 units to complete (See “Waiver of Course and Credit” information in the University and Seminary catalog).