M.A. in Applied Theology
Make an impact wherever you go
Our MAAT program will help you cultivate your leadership qualities whether you’re called to the church, a nonprofit or a parachurch organization. We’ll help you build a foundation through biblical and theological studies, spiritual formation and cross-cultural engagement. And we’ll prepare you to make an impact in specialized settings through course work, practica and in-ministry learning opportunities. The three-year equivalent program (42 semester hour units) parallels the Doctor of Ministry program, and students take the same core seminars as the doctoral students.
Students select a program concentration (also called a ministry track) upon admission. Framework Studies courses are available on campus or online. The plan and schedule for concentration courses varies by track.
Courses in the Ministry Development tracks are offered in a cohort model. M.A. students join D.Min. students in the intensive courses of the ministry tracks. MAAT-only cohorts require a minimum of eight students to launch. Courses are offered in residence and online. The intensive coursework is a weeklong intensive, two weeks out of a year.
Framework Studies (18 units)
- Bib 501 Genesis through Song of Solomon (3 units)
- Bib 503 Acts, Pauline Epistles (3 units) OR Bib 504 Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation (3 units)
- Bib 509 Biblical Interpretation (3 units)
- Th 507 Christian Theology I (4 units) OR Th 508 Christian Theology II (4 units)
- SF 511 Principles of Spiritual Formation I (2 units)
- Additional Th or Th Elective (3 units)
(See catalog for course descriptions)
Ministry Development Studies concentrations (24 units)
- Contextual Leadership (Dr. Chuck Bomar, supervisor)
- Cross-Cultural Engagement (Dr. Paul Metzger, supervisor)
- Global Evangelism (Dr. Tim Robnett, supervisor)
- Affective Spirituality and Christian Formation (Dr. Ron Frost, supervisor)
- Youth Ministry (Dr. Rob Hildebrand, supervisor)
- Church Revitalization (Dr. Jay Held, supervisor)