Master of Arts Program in Theology in Africa

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Theology

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

To study theology, it is not necessary to believe in a specific faith or to want to join a particular religious tradition. It is the study of the divine in general and of the religious and philosophical beliefs that people have held throughout the centuries.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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MA in Islamic Studies

Islamic Online University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years March 2019 Gambia Banjul + 1 more

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. [+]

MA in Islamic Studies (MAIS)

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. This is an excellent opportunity for the BA students to continue, further, and enhance their understanding and knowledge of the religion. This graduate program consists of 18 courses, three semesters of six subjects each, and the master’s thesis in the fourth semester. The regular duration of the program is two years. Nevertheless, students may complete it within one and half years minimum. One can take a maximum of six years to complete the program. In general, higher education will enable students to expand their knowledge and skills, and be more effective and eloquent in speech and writing. For those who wish to enter the working field, higher education is a great asset in acquiring valuable and respected positions. To be specific, higher education in Islamic studies will provide the opportunity to earn beneficial knowledge that will enable one—by the will and mercy of Allah—to perfect their religion, and obtain the pleasure of Allah by seeking and spreading knowledge of His religion. It is, in fact, one of the ways to gain sadaqa jariya (continuous rewards). It is evident that the more one knows, the more one can share. And the more one shares, the more one can gain which enables to reach higher levels of paradise. The knowledgeable and the ignorant is never the same... [-]


Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS)

International Leadership University - ILU
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The MABTS degree is an intentionally integrated two-year program designed to provide core biblical studies, theology, spiritual formation and ministry competencies for leaders of the church. [+]

Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS)

The MABTS degree is an intentionally integrated two-year program designed to provide core biblical studies, theology, spiritual formation and ministry competencies for leaders of the church, para-church, and lay ministries, as well as professionals in the marketplace. In addition, the program prepares students for research and analysis, giving a solid foundation for advanced Masters and doctoral studies. Along with academic rigor, the MABTS places particular emphasis on developing a vision and passion for the Great Commission and movement-building through the development of the skills of evangelism, discipleship and equipping others as leaders.... [-]


MA in Biblical Studies (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This area encompasses a research dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programme is by nature an advanced study in either the OT or NT building on the knowledge within the fields already obtained on Honours level. The programme is a dissertation written on a theme from the Old or New Testament. [+]

This area encompasses a research dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programme is by nature an advanced study in either the OT or NT building on the knowledge within the fields already obtained on Honours level. The programme is a dissertation written on a theme from the Old or New Testament.

Admission requirements

Biblical Studies Honours or an equivalent qualification is a prerequisite as well as the general university entrance requirements for the Master’s programme. Greek or Hebrew up to second-year level may be required depending on the field of study and research.

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MA in Comparative Religion / Comparative Christian Theology

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 12 - 36 months Open Enrollment USA Washington Gambia Banjul Central African Republic Bangui + 5 more

EUCLID offers two closely related programs associated with its recognized expertise and intergovernmental mandate in the field interfaith studies and diplomacy. [+]

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As part of its mandate in the field of interfaith diplomacy, EUCLID offers to select students from the general public an external (distance or online) program called the EUCLID Master of Arts in Comparative Christian Theology. This program also exists (due to variations in the curriculum) as a Master of Arts in Comparative Religion. It should be noted that specialized programs in Interfaith Studies / Interreligious Diplomacy are also offered.

This online MA, representing 40 US credits (60 ECTS), is the world's only Master's degree program in this field offered by an intergovernmental organization, which also has a specific mandate and recognized expertise in interfaith diplomacy. In 2016, EUCLID received the first prize of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week (photo below) and continues to support a number of theological and interfaith initiatives such as Interfaith Cities.... [-]


Master of Arts in Missions Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Missions Studies program is designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies. [+]

Master of Arts in Missions Studies

The Master of Arts in Missions Studies program is designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies.

Combining scholarly and professional competence in the field of missions, the program focuses on equipping potential and functional leaders with knowledge, skills and character qualities required to develop competences in missions-related ministries of the church and church-related organizations.

The program also develops the potential of the student for further academic pursuit in the field of missions.

At the end of the course of study in the Master of Arts in Missions Studies program, the student should be able to:... [-]


Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Master of Arts in the Biblical Studies program is designed to prepare students for a more effective ministry through a foundational biblical education. [+]

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Master of Arts in the Biblical Studies program is designed to prepare students for a more effective ministry through a foundational biblical education. At the end of the course of study, a student should be able to:

Demonstrate competence in the fields of biblical and theological studies. Display a broad understanding of at least one biblical language. Exhibit competence in the exegesis and exposition of the Bible (Old and New Testament) and relate that competence to African realities. Acquire necessary skills for further scholarly studies in the fields of Old and New Testament. Demonstrate Christian maturity expressed in a commitment to Christ, to His Body and interpersonal sensitivity in character and lifestyle displayed in communal relationships. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program is designed to provide scholarly and professional training to those directly involved in pastoral ministries of the church. [+]

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program is designed to provide scholarly and professional training to those directly involved in pastoral ministries of the church.

It seeks to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance competencies in pastoral leadership and church administration while at the same time preparing students for further studies.

Using the in-service approach, the program is delivered on campus and at various sites through block courses.

At the end of the study in the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program, the student should be able to:

Demonstrate a good knowledge of the content of the Old and New Testaments.... [-]


Master of Arts in Theology

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The programme seeks to give students sound evangelical graduate-level theological education within the African context to prepare students for ministry in the Church, Para-church organisations, and teaching careers in theological institutions in Africa and beyond. [+]

Master of Arts in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology is two-year programmes requiring 72 credit hours of coursework to graduate.

The programme seeks to give students sound evangelical graduate-level theological education within the African context to prepare students for ministry in the Church, Para-church organisations, and teaching careers in theological institutions in Africa and beyond.

The programme seeks to lay the foundation for the Christian faith and aims at preparing and providing foundational theological knowledge, competencies, and skills to enable the student to be an effective minister and teacher of the Christian faith.

At the end of the course of study in the Master of Arts in Theology programme, a student would have competencies, knowledge, and skills to:... [-]


Master of Arts in Biblical Theology

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical and creative skills to bridge the gap between the Ancient Near East and the contemporary world thus, able to communicate the message of scripture in every sphere of the society. [+]

Master of Arts in Biblical Theology

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical and creative skills to bridge the gap between the Ancient Near East and the contemporary world thus, able to communicate the message of scripture in every sphere of the society.

Core objectives

At the end of the program students will be able to:

Effectively utilize various interpretive tools. Demonstrate mastery of various interpretative approaches to scripture. Use biblical languages to exegete Biblical text. Participate in scholarly workshops, present papers in conferences as well as publish in refereed Journals. Entry Requirements ... [-]

Master of Arts in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. [+]

Master of Arts in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies Introduction

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. It analyzes characteristics, trends and expressions of Classical Pentecostalism, Neo-classical Pentecostalism and New religious Movements dominant in the Global South to accurately map out their contribution to global Christianity. This course recognizes that the raw data of Christianity today is resident in the Global South and appreciates that Pentecostal and Charismatic movement have extensively contributed to global Christianity.

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Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Africa University - Zimbabwe
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Zimbabwe Mutare

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programs. [+]

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programs.

Objectives of the Program

To equip students to serve in Religious Institutions and the society at large.

To prepare students for Doctoral Studies.... [-]