Masters Programs in Theology

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Theology

The longer the history of humankind and culture, the more religious beliefs and systems come to life. Starting with the ancient times, people have believed in a higher power. These beliefs helped them throughout centuries to come up with answers to fundamental and challenging questions about the purpose and meaning of life. Religions are often at the center of cultural conflicts and political issues. Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam are the major world religions and they continue to be highly influential, even though there are scientific and non-religious concepts that have greatly taken over the human minds. If you are interested in exploring these issues, then a Master in Theology may be the degree for you.

A Master in Theology or religious studies compares, describes, and explains religious beliefs, structures and institutions. Even though these two disciplines study similar matters, such as literary approaches towards religion, anthropology of religion, geography and history of religion, sociology and psychology of religion, they differ by their perspectives. Religious Studies offers a third party perspective on the subject and is considered a more philosophical subject compared to Theology. Theology is also connected to professional ministerial training. A Master in Theology offers opportunities for rewarding careers in the spiritual organizations.

If you are interested in a Master in Theology, scroll down and have a look at the programs to see if there is anything you might be interested in applying for. Take the next step toward you Master in Theology, today!

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Master in Theology

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

The theology program offers a full range of courses and degrees in theology, some of which are required for ordained service in the Church of Norway: B.Th., M.Th., Cand.theol., and Exam in Practical Theology and Ph. D. [+]

The theology program offers a full range of courses and degrees in theology, some of which are required for ordained service in the Church of Norway: B.Th., M.Th., Cand.theol., and Exam in Practical Theology and Ph. D.

The Master degree program in theology is offered in English. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. The master degree program is designed to accommodate students from both Norway and abroad, especially from cooperating institutions and churches in developing countries in order to offer an opportunity for them to specialize academically in some theological discipline.

A major element of the master program is the writing of a master thesis on academic terms. In the M.Th. program the thesis work represents 30 credits. Each student works under the supervision of a tutor. The master program also include a considerable reading and instruction program (90 credits).... [-]


M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This MPhil in Christian Theology provides students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines of theology and to develop skills of critical thinking in relation to them. Its focus, on pluralist and critically constructive theological studies of the highest academic standing, will allow students to contribute to public debates on religious/theological issues in contemporary societies. [+]

Religious issues are an important part of public debate in contemporary pluralist societies. Many crucial social and political matters are affected by religious concerns and key policy debates require expertise and literacy in religious and theological concepts, traditions and practices. At the global, European and Irish levels a critical understanding of the Christian tradition is imperative, given the historic and continuing influence of this tradition.

This MPhil in Christian Theology provides students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines of theology and to develop skills of critical thinking in relation to them. Its focus, on pluralist and critically constructive theological studies of the highest academic standing, will allow students to contribute to public debates on religious/theological issues in contemporary societies.... [-]


Master of Theology (Th.M)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 10 semesters January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen. [+]

Overview of Program

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen.

The program may serve to prepare a student for further graduate study at the doctoral level, preparation for some forms of teaching, the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice, or disciplined focus in an area of theological study for personal interest. Two streams of study are available:

One option requires the writing of a scholarly thesis; this is the option generally recommended for those preparing for doctoral work. The other option, the General Research Option, requires additional coursework and a significant project. The program requires specialization in the area of study in which the thesis is written but allows for diversity in the selection of courses. It is offered in any field in which a student’s interests and the School’s resources coincide. Length of Program ... [-]

Master of Divinity

Africa International University
Campus Full time 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Divinity program is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service. [+]

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service.

The program draws from various divisions of the theological disciplines, thus allowing the program to give the student the option to concentrate on one area of emphasis or specialization.

Students in the program can pursue any one of the following emphases: Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Church History, Missions, Pastoral, Theological and Translation Studies.

On the other hand, a student can pursue a general area of study without taking any emphasis.... [-]


Master of Divinity

Clarks Summit University Online
Online Part time September 2018 USA Scranton USA Online

The 94-credit, online Master of Divinity program at Baptist Bible Seminary is a professional ministry degree that prepares men and women for Christian leadership through a biblically rich and theologically firm education. [+]

Clarks Summit University’s online Master’s Degrees are designed with the adult learner in mind. CSU’s course layout and eight-week sessions allow students to earn their Master’s Degree while pursuing what God has for them now. Each class will allow you to engage with your coursework and peers when you decide to allow you the flexibility to control your schedule.

Graduate students will benefit from the core values of CSU’s mission statement as they prepare to either advance within their current employment or transition into a new ministry or career opportunity. Each program’s core provides the framework of higher education for all of our students. This will prepare them for a:... [-]


Master's Degree In Biblical Studies: History And Influence Of The Bible

University of Deusto
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Bilbao

In the 21st century, far from having detached us from the past, the memory of what we were is one of the most burning battlefields. We are what we remember, what we tell ourselves we were and what our ancestors died for. Thousands of years ago, people in the Middle East decided to put in writing, for the first time in history, the questions that do not expire. [+]

Presentation

In the 21st century, far from having detached us from the past, the memory of what we were is one of the most burning battlefields.

We are what we remember, what we tell ourselves we were and what our ancestors died for. Thousands of years ago, people in the Middle East decided to put in writing, for the first time in history, the questions that do not expire.

This is how the Bible was born. These universal texts have had a decisive influence on the way we live, how we think, and how we hope and survive not only in religious traditions that accept them as sacred texts but, above all, in paintings, literature, films, music, ideas, etc., which are part of the universal culture and heritage.... [-]


Master In Theology

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Congo, DR Kinshasa

In 1996, the Standing Committee of the Bishops of the Congo approved a new organization of studies at the Faculty of Theology, which came into force in October of the same year. The reform began with a review of the program of the Department of Theology and Humanities, whose initial twofold objective was the theological formation of religious and lay students who were not destined for the priestly life and the inculturation of the The gospel through the integration, in theological formation, of human sciences attentive to the milieu and cultural traditions. [+]

In 1996, the Standing Committee of the Bishops of the Congo approved a new organization of studies at the Faculty of Theology, which came into force in October of the same year. The reform began with a review of the program of the Department of Theology and Humanities, whose initial twofold objective was the theological formation of religious and lay students who were not destined for the priestly life and the inculturation of the The gospel through the integration, in theological formation, of human sciences attentive to the milieu and cultural traditions.

Without abandoning this double concern, the Standing Committee of Bishops reaffirms that the Church needs the lay people trained in theology, and stresses that the formation of the latter must be the same as for the priests (except, of course, the Matters connected with the priestly ministry). There will be no special program either for the laity or for the priests. For all, he will be the same at all levels: Graduate, License, Diploma of Approfondies (DEA), Doctorate.... [-]


Master in Theology & Religious Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's program Theology and Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. In this master's you will be prepared for a professional career within or outside religious institutions. [+]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies

The one-year Master's program Theology and Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. In this master's you will be prepared for a professional career within or outside religious institutions. You can choose from various specializations that each focus on their own field. You will not only follow courses in which you reflect on a specific field or professional context; an internship is an obligatory part of this master's as well. Of course, you will write a thesis to finish your master's program. Throughout the program, you will be actively coached in your study progress and personal development.The five specializations to choose from are:... [-]


Master of Divinity (MDiv)

International Leadership University - ILU
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Divinity degree is a three-year program designed specifically for those in or preparing for a lifetime of Christian ministry. [+]

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity degree is a three-year program designed specifically for those in or preparing for a lifetime of Christian ministry. Along with ministry skills, the program provides the necessary foundations in biblical languages, Bible and theology for advanced masters or doctoral degrees in Bible, theology or specific ministry studies. In keeping with the Church’s mandate to bring the Good News of redemptive transformation to the entire world, the program places emphasis on discipleship and multiplication of godly, competent leadership as the most effective means of fulfilling this mandate.

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Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv)

Maitripa College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA Portland + 1 more

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. [+]

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. Scholastic and contemplative training forms a stable foundation for skillfully enacting culturally- relevant wisdom and compassion. Candidates are prepared for a life of service and leadership in the non-profit sector and traditional chaplaincy roles within Buddhist, interfaith, or secular institutions and communities.

At the core of the degree curriculum are the three pillars of higher education at Maitripa – Scholarship, Meditation, and Community Service. The Master of Divinity degree is designed for students seeking a practical, in-depth, and critical understanding of Buddhist thought, with a strong emphasis on real-life application, both internally and in service to the community. The program couples meditative training and active service in community partnerships with a core philosophical curriculum designed to ground the student in Buddhist principles, logic, philosophical arguments, meditative techniques, and methodologies of the academic study of religion. The synthesis of this training and study informs personal and professional applications of Buddhist orientations to concepts of self and other, the wish to alleviate suffering, and interdependence at local and global levels.... [-]


Master of Theology (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

Master of Theology is a two-year programme that focuses on various theological subjects. You can either examine the full range of theological disciplines or specialise in certain subjects. [+]

Language of Instruction: English

General Informations

The programme Master of Theology as a whole will give the student:

in-depth knowledge in fields relevant to academic theological study and research

an academic and interdisciplinary understanding

the ability for independent academic reflection, methodical study of academic literature and written presentation thereof

insight on the philosophy of science and methodological questions, and experience in conducting independent scientific studies

a basis for further academic research

necessary skills for working in school, church and society

a better foundation for communicating academic theological insights in dialogue ... [-]

Master in Religious Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Macau China Hefei + 1 more

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on-site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots. [+]

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on-site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well as in historical archives, libraries and museums. Courses focus on the study and interpretation of Asian religions in their theoretical (e.g. beliefs, myths, philosophy), practical (e.g., rituals, practices) and sociological expressions (e.g., groupings).

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Master of Theology – Theology

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

The Master of Theology with a cognate in Theology provides advanced training beyond the Master of Divinity for individuals called to full-time Christian ministry. The program emphasizes the study of the character, personality, and nature of God, as well as the human condition.

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The Master of Theology with a cognate in Theology provides advanced training beyond the Master of Divinity for individuals called to full-time Christian ministry. The program emphasizes the study of the character, personality, and nature of God, as well as the human condition. Courses provide students with intensive study in theology and apologetics, equipping them to understand the deeper elements of the Christian faith as well as how they relate to issues the Christian church faces today. Through course assignments, research and logical and critical writing, students are supplied with the values, knowledge, and skills needed to effectively serve in a variety of ministry-related roles. This is a non-thesis degree. Non-Discrimination Policy... [-]


Master of Divinity (Bible Exposition)

Columbia International University Online
Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Columbia

The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. [+]

At Columbia International University, Scripture informs every subject you study and will allow you to develop your own understanding of the word, an understanding that is firmly rooted in God's truth. Our 78-hour Master of Divinity allows you to complete your degree in three years, with a focus on the concentration of your choice. Plus, our competitive tuition rates makes CIU's M.Div. one of the most affordable in the Southeast. The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares you for a ministry of proclaiming God’s Word as a senior or associate pastor.... [-]


Master Of Science

Université Francophone du Congo
Campus Full time September 2018 Congo, DR Goma

Master of Science in Religions [+]

Master of Science in Religions

UFRACO will use all possible means to achieve its objectives by intensifying conferences, seminars, symposiums, scientific days. And as a university linked to the Bologna process, the LMD system, through the mobility of its students and professors with other universities attached to the system.

UFRACO adopts the following philosophy:

1) Facilitate the mobility of students and learners in Central Africa and the Great Lakes in particular as well as throughout the world. 10 2) To make the training offerings of African countries legible, visible and predictable; 3) Valuing African formations on a global scale and making them compatible, adoptable and adaptable to knowledge and practiced rigorously in all other countries. It is the national program, plus the cross-curricular courses, but the system is that of License , Master and Doctorate (LMD). However, we will closely follow the different orientations of the Ministry of Trustees on this system.... [-]