Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies is designed to offer ministry training for those persons who are not preparing for a professional ministry vocation. The degree can be completed on-campus or online, so that you can train for ministry wherever you are.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.

Program Requirements

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required)1 (2)
Scripture and Interpretation 15
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
Theology and Tradition 18
25100 Introduction to Church History I 3
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
Worldview and Culture 6
28500 Worldview and Apologetics 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
Ministry and Proclamation 6
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
Free Elective 3
Total Master of Arts in Theological Studies Requirements 48
Written Communication +2

1See Written Communication Requirement here.

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