Masters Programs in Theology

Compare 47 Masters Programs in Theology

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 of theology and religious studies

VID Specialized University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway Oslo Bergen Sandnes Stavanger + 4 more

Would you like a thorough knowledge of theological issues and learn to work independently with theological subjects in an academic context? [+]

The study programme has two academic traditions at the centre of its academic approach. First, theology, understood as the historical study of the Bible and the Christian tradition, combined with a contextual approach towards how religious faith and practices are lived out locally and globally today. Second, religious studies, which broadens its scope also towards other religious traditions and other religious texts. Common for the approaches is a common methodological interest for the study of texts and contexts, the interest for religious encounters, and a focus on contextual and lived religion.

Content and Admission Requirements Master of theology and religious studies, specialization in theology ... [-]

Master of Divinity

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides the foundation for advanced study and a successful career in church leadership (evening classes are also offered on campus). [+]

The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides the foundation for advanced study and a successful career in church leadership (evening classes are also offered on campus).

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary's pastorally oriented curriculum emphasizes the significance of the gospel, the church and the kingdom of God. Prepare for your mission and capture the crucial components of a well-rounded theological education that inspire a life of faithful ministry. In our Master of Divinity program, you are exposed to a profound depth of ministry training and biblical and theological study to increase your wisdom.

From a scholarly perspective, you investigate Christian doctrine, biblical interpretation, leadership and pastoral care. Through a progression of learning, you also gain insight in the areas of Christian ethics, preaching, and apologetics. The MDiv Residency is strategically designed to further your learning in a conference-style environment at key points within the program of study. During MDiv Residency, you are equipped to minister with wisdom and sensitivity in the local church and other Christian organizations.... [-]


Master of Arts with Major in Abrahamic Studies

Dallas International University
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment USA Dallas + 2 more

The Master with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares students to work in the Abrahamic worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through gaining an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of these global cultures. [+]

The Master with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares students to work in the Abrahamic worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through gaining an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of these global cultures. Students will acquire language essentials for the study of the Abrahamic traditions; learn to discern the points of intersection among these faiths; and will be able to serve cross-culturally in and with Abrahamic communities and organizations based on a respectful understanding of their beliefs and practices, and engendering humanitarian contributions to local and global cultural goals.

Students must complete the general core requirements (15 credit hours) and concentration-specific requirements (21 credit hours) to complete this 36 credit graduate degree. Students may choose between a concentration in Islamic Worldviews and a student-crafted concentration in Abrahamic Worldviews.... [-]


Master of Divinity / Master of Divinity by Extension

Vancouver School of Theology
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 7 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Divinity and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The Master of Divinity, and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Many other denominations accept all or part of this degree program, though some require at least a year in their denominational schools. Students should check with their denomination for specific ordination requirements.

A graduate of the MDiv program at VST will be equipped and prepared to exercise a vocation of theological scholarship in the service of the flourishing of God’s people:... [-]


M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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 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 Full time Part time 4 - 6 years September 2019 USA Scranton USA Online + 2 more

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 of Divinity

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College
Campus Full time 92 hours September 2019 Canada Cochrane

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 92-credit-hour professional graduate degree designed to equip pastors and other Christian ministers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for their calling. It is the standard theological degree obtained by clergy across North America. [+]

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 92-credit-hour professional graduate degree designed to equip pastors and other Christian ministers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for their calling. It is the standard theological degree obtained by clergy across North America.

This degree surveys all major areas of biblical, theological, historical, and practical disciplines related to Christian ministry. Elective courses addressing a variety of subjects complement the core curriculum and equip students for ministry specialization.

Requirements

1. The prerequisite for this degree is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.

2. A total of 92 credit hours is required for the completion of the degree. (This requirement has recently been updated. Please contact the registrar for more information.)... [-]


Master in theology

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 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 2019 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 (Talbot School of Theology)

Biola University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

The mission of the Master of Divinity program at Talbot School of Theology is to equip servant leaders for making disciples worldwide by developing in them an accurate knowledge of the Word of God, the skills necessary to communicate the Gospel effectively, and character worthy of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ for the leading of the church. [+]

Master of Divinity (Talbot School of Theology)

The mission of the Master of Divinity program at Talbot School of Theology is to equip servant leaders for making disciples worldwide by developing in them an accurate knowledge of the Word of God, the skills necessary to communicate the Gospel effectively, and character worthy of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ for the leading of the church.

Goals

The Master of Divinity program aims to produce students who:

Understand the Word of God and exegete it accurately. Communicate accurately the Word of God including the modes of preaching, teaching, counseling, evangelism, and writing. Behave Christianly. Are committed to lead people into worldwide ministry. Comprehend the doctrines of our faith community and their development. Value and acquire the skills needed to lead the diverse Christian community and equip others to lead in ministry. ... [-]

Master of Ministry (M.Min.)

Anderson University South Carolina
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2019 USA Anderson Colombia Ibagué Greenville + 3 more

The M.Min. equips graduates with the theology and practical ministry skills for church or para-church ministry leadership. [+]

Master of Ministry

The Master of Ministry will equip the student with a solid biblical-theological foundation and with practical knowledge and skills for service in the church or other ministry organizations. The unique element of the program is its emphasis on leadership training – far more than a typical seminary program would include.

Why Study Ministry?


The Master of Ministry degree is an alternative model of ministry education that aims to prepare effective leaders for 21st-century churches. Students will be equipped for a higher level of service in church leadership. This program can also be a "jump start" to seminary training.

Coursework Details

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Master in Religious Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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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