Master of Arts (M.A.)
The Master of Arts (M.A.) program offers students the opportunity to develop skills and/or cultivate knowledge most relevant to the world in which we live. With options to either engage theological studies broadly or to focus in on a specific research field or practice, the M.A. degree is designed to serve students with a variety of vocational and educational goals, including preparation for doctoral studies.
Students select one of three degree concentrations: "Theological Studies", a "Theological Discipline", or "Interdisciplinary or Comparative Studies."
This concentration provides a general introduction to theological study. It offers both breadth and depth of study and is appropriate preparation for future Ph.D. studies.
This concentration provides depth in a specific theological discipline for students preparing for doctoral studies or seeking personal enrichment through a particular field of study:
- Biblical Studies
- Ethics, Politics & Society
- Interreligious Education
- Pastoral Counseling
- Philosophy of Religion
- Religious Education
- Spiritual Care
- Spiritual Formation
- Urban Studies
- World Religions
Interdisciplinary or Comparative Studies
This concentration is for those who desire to study the integration of two or more fields. It is a flexible concentration that allows students to personalize a course of advanced study in multiple areas of interest, one of which must be religious in nature.