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theological

studies

graduate

degree

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree aims to satisfy five major objectives: biblical exposition, spiritual development, theological integration, ministry preparation, and Christian worldview. 

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master of Arts in theological Studies

 

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) provides students with an interdisciplinary knowledge of biblical studies, church history, and theology. It prepares students to engage in research and analysis that is informed by those disciplines and contributes to the advance of the church, missions, or marketplace.  The program is also available for those students with no biblical studies in their undergraduate experience. It gives those students an opportunity to take more Bible and theology courses with professors in CCBS at a graduate level and earn a graduate-level credential.

Program Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Old and New Testaments through a comprehensive grasp of each book’s theme, design, and theology.
  • Design biblical sermons/messages based on the main idea of the biblical text and applied to the modern audience.
  • Defend the theology of the Christian faith with biblical and philosophical arguments that resonate with today’s modern culture.
  • Develop a stronger spiritual walk through a fuller understanding of evangelism, discipleship, leadership, and world missions.
  • Demonstrate competency in critical thinking, research, and writing at a scholarly level.

Program At A Glance

Degree Requirements

Students wishing to graduate in less than 2 years should register for 4 classes each term. 

Students requiring full-time standing are required to take at least 9 hours each term. 

Total Hours

45 hours

Standard Completion Time

 Less than 2 years

Delivery Method

Campus | Online

What Courses Will I Take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • New Testament I & II
  • Old Testament I & II
  • Systematic Theology I & II
  • Bible Exposition
  • Hermeneutics
  • Advanced Discipleship

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Serve as a local church pastor, associate pastor, or other church staff.
  • Lead as a missionary or assist ministry workers.
  • Preparation for seminary

Who Will Teach Me?

Dr. Jeff Blackburn

Dr. Jeff Blackburn

Professor of Preaching

Dr. Kelly Bullard

Dr. Kelly Bullard

Professor of Discipleship

Dr. Jamale Johnson

Dr. Jamale Johnson

Professor of Pastoral Ministry

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