Masters of Arts in Abrahamic Studies

Compare 7 MA Programs in Abrahamic Studies

Abrahamic Studies

An MA, or Master of Arts, is a graduate degree awarded to students who complete a curriculum of advanced courses. It can be a terminal degree in and of itself, or it can prepare recipients for doctorate-level study.

What is an MA in Abrahamic Studies? An MA in Abrahamic Studies is a degree that incorporates the study of religions such as Judaism, Islam and Christianity within global and historical perspectives. Students who studied topics like philosophy, global studies and religion while earning their undergraduate degree may be well-suited for this graduate degree. Since many of the texts studied will be in Arabic or Hebrew, you will likely be required to take courses in one or both of these languages, and the rest of your courses will likely focus on studying various religious documents.

Some students pursue an MA in Abrahamic Studies to supplement a degree in theology or divinity and pursue preaching. The degree may also qualify you to teach classes on religion at the high school or college level. The in-depth knowledge students gain from the program would be beneficial in a variety of applications.

The cost of an MA may be greater than the cost of undergraduate coursework, but it will still vary greatly depending on the program you choose. Contacting the admissions office at the school you are applying to is the best way to get accurate information on tuition.

An MA in Abrahamic Studies may provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply your specialization through a doctorate program or a job in the field. Jobs prospects include ministry, academics, writing and research. If you are able to master Hebrew or Arabic during the program, this can provide you with even more promising opportunities.

There may be part-time or online options available for some MA in Abrahamic Studies programs. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 7 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program is for those wishing to develop further perspectives in theological thought for personal or professional enrichment, for those interested in further academic study, or for those seeking further development in their spiritual journey in relation to other professions. [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program is for those wishing to develop further perspectives in theological thought for personal or professional enrichment, for those interested in further academic study, or for those seeking further development in their spiritual journey in relation to other professions. This program allows students to concentrate their studies in one of five areas. Students will choose one of the following areas before beginning their courses:

Biblical Studies – This concentration is intended for those seeking an in-depth and rigorous analysis of Scripture from various perspectives along with biblical language training. Students choosing the Biblical Studies concentration are required to complete 6 credit hours of either Biblical Hebrew or Biblical Greek as part of their coursework and write a major exegetical paper.... [-]


Master of Arts in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies (MAIIS)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 7 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies. [+]

Overview of Program

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies.

Purpose

The purpose of this degree is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in research and writing in a context where three major monotheistic faith traditions meet North American Indigenous traditions and vice versa. The degree will prepare students to participate in an increasingly pluralistic world and equip them to meet the challenges of religious diversity.

Primary goals of the program

To enhance theological expertise that is interdisciplinary in nature and cross-cultural in expression. To foster innovative theological research, transcending comparative study, to develop integrative faith-based knowledge and skills which address critical local and global needs in such areas as ecology, conflict, colonialism and globalization. To acknowledge the historical and contemporary role of the indigenous North American spiritual and intellectual tradition(s) as a world religion. To equip people for engagement in Indigenous and inter-religious community life. ... [-]

MA in Israel Studies

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Israel Be'er Sheva

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields. [+]

Course content Explore Israel’s history, policy, and culture

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields.

A degree in Israel Studies is of value for candidates seeking to enter administrative, diplomatic, civil society, or teaching positions related to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Program Extras: Archive workshops and visits to Israel’s major archives Meetings with Israelis: longtime residents, new immigrants, soldiers, kibbutz members, residents of development towns, intellectuals, public figures, journalists, and the next generation of leaders Field trips to places of special historical and sociological interest Thesis or Non-Thesis Options ... [-]

Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS)

Hebrew College
Online Full time Part time 4 - 6 semesters September 2019 USA Newton + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Jewish Studies degree gives you the keys to unlocking Judaism and Jewish texts and defining your own path of original study and research. [+]

Master of Arts in Jewish Education (MAJS) The Master of Arts in Jewish Studies degree gives you the keys to unlocking Judaism and Jewish texts and defining your own path of original study and research.

Students who earn this degree use it to enrich their personal knowledge of Judaism at an advanced level, advance professionally in Jewish communal organizations, build a foundation for rabbinic or cantorial study or prepare for a career in Jewish academic scholarship.

Course of Study

The MAJS degree can be completed through online learning, or if you live locally, you may select from a mix of online and on-campus courses. All students participate in two weeklong summer residential seminars, held on campus, during the course of their studies. As part of the course of study, students take 12 credits of text courses which require one hour of synchronous study with a fellow student.... [-]


Master of Arts in Jewish Studies

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

Jewish Studies covers the entire cultural development of the Jewish world from the beginnings to the present day: its manifold historical appearances, its continuities and changes (including its interrelations with other cultures) in different ages and geographical locations in more than 1,000 years of development. [+]

Jewish Studies covers the entire cultural development of the Jewish world from the beginnings to the present day: its manifold historical appearances, its continuities and changes (including its interrelations with other cultures) in different ages and geographical locations in more than 1,000 years of development. Because of the Jewish world’s many linguistic, geographical, historical, religious and social relations, the programme comprises various disciplines – such as history, literature, philosophy and legal history – as is expressed in the Hebrew title “Jewish Studies” (Hebrew University Jerusalem). This explains why the subject is an interdisciplinary subject.

The appropriate scope of the subject ranges from the languages of the Jews – literature in the various languages, religious history and philosophy as well as history, archaeology, art history, music and film, ethnology and sociology.... [-]


MA Abrahamic Religions

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Extend your understanding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. You will focus on the contemporary religious thought of the three faiths, especially their theological responses to the challenge of modernity and engagement with each other. [+]

Extend your understanding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. You will focus on the contemporary religious thought of the three faiths, especially their theological responses to the challenge of modernity and engagement with each other.

The programme attracts teachers, ministers, imams, rabbis, community leaders and anyone who is interested in the dialogue between the three Abrahamic Religions.

COMPULSARY MODULES Religion and the Religions in the Modern World Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought Contemporary Christian Thought Contemporary Judaism Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards PGCert Abrahamic Religions PGDip Abrahamic Religions Course length 1 years full-time 2 years part-time [-]

Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's programme Hebrew and Jewish Studies focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present. [+]

The one-year Master's programme Hebrew and Jewish Studies focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present.

A tailor-made programme

Following a general theoretical and methodological seminar, you will take tutorials and/or electives in subjects related to your desired area of expertise. Together with the study adviser and tutors, you will draw up your own trajectory. The staff participating in the programme cover a broad range of subjects, periods and approaches: Second Temple period and ancient rabbinic Judaism, medieval culture, with particular emphasis on philosophy and history of the sciences, early modern and modern cultural and intellectual history (including Amsterdam’s Jewish past), book history, Modern Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture, and Yiddish studies.... [-]