Master of Arts in Theology

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Master of Arts in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology is a professional program for those who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in theology. Those who complete the program should be able to:
  • integrate the Christian faith in the practice of doing theology
  • model a life showing an internally formed biblical holiness
  • interpret the Bible adequately and apply biblical insights to effect holistic transformation within their own spheres of influence
  • develop competencies in doingtheology.
All who take the Master of Arts in Theology program must complete 63 credit units which include 57 credit units of core, focus, and elective courses, as well as the two prerequisite courses, Writing Academic Papers and Introduction to the Bible , which are 3 non-credit units each. These prerequisite courses, however, may be validated.
The Master of Arts in Theology program will also require the completion of a Comprehensive Exam and a Masteral Thesis. All credit units earned under the Master of Arts in Theology program may be credited towards the Master of Divinity in Theology degree. All who take the Master of Arts in Theology program are required to participate in at least two Care Group sessions and attend the weekly Chapel services during the course of their study.

Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)

0
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection (HTR) (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
New Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Spiritual Formation & Professional Growth (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration)
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)

15
FOCUS COURSES
Asian & Third World Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
Biblical Theology
Church History
Doing Local Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1 & Research Methods & Statistics 1))
Historical Theology (Prerequisites: Church History & Spiritual Formation & Prof. Growth) or Ethics (Prerequisite: HTR)
Philosophy for the Understanding of Theology (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
Open Elective
30
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
PRACTICUM
Counseling Graduate Seminar/Comprehensive Exam (No Credit:Pass or Fail)
3
Thesis
6
Total Units
60
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