Program Overview

The M.A. in Christian Theology takes the best of the European model (cohorts, focus on independent research…) and the best of the American model (seminars, colloquia, etc.) and seamlessly melds them together. Strong independent research skills will be required while receiving intense work evaluation from the professor, weekly lectures, and peer review via WebEx or Microsoft Teams.

  • Two tracks: Students may choose to complete a thesis track or a non-thesis track. (The thesis track better prepares students for Ph.D. work.)
  • Professors may choose to invite local students to lectures. Students who live locally may choose to attend the lectures (in person), but this is not required. All information will be posted on CANVAS and may be accessed entirely online.
  • Courses will cover the following theological disciplines: biblical theology, missional theology, historical theology, systematic theology, and practical theology.
  • The courses are designed to allow students the academic freedom to explore their research interests.
  • If students do not have a research interest when entering the program, exposure to the diverse theological disciplines offered in the M.A. in Christian Theology will allow them to see which area most interest them.
  • Because the M.A. in Christian Theology offers diverse research opportunities, a student may be able to enter any Ph.D. area related to theological studies.
What can I do with this degree?
  • Teach in the local church
  • Teach on the mission field
  • Teach theology in a Christian college or university
  • Pursue a Ph.D.
  • Write in the field of theology


• Students will follow all university graduate admission guidelines in addition to specific program guidelines. Click here for Graduate Application
• Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in an accredited baccalaureate degree program.


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