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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M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This M.Phil in Christian Theology will enable participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology — issues such as Church and Ministry, Theology of the Bible, Rights and Responsibilities. [+]

Masters in Theology. M.Phil. in Christian Theology Religious issues are an important part of public debate in contemporary pluralist societies. Many crucial social and political matters are affected by religious concerns. Key policy debates require expertise and literacy in religious and theological concepts, their traditions and practices. This MPhil in Christian Theology will enable participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology — issues such as Church and Ministry, Theology of the Bible, Rights and Responsibilities. Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to rigorous contemporary theological investigation. Seminar-style learning is an important pedagogy in the programme. A written dissertation is a key part of the MPhil. This enables participants to engage in advanced study of a particular topic of interest in the field. Throughout the process of writing, participants are offered one-to one academic supervision. Participants in this MPhil will learn research skills, as well as analytic, written and verbal communication skills. These are highly valued and effective in a great variety of careers. The Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin The Loyola Institute is dedicated to education and research in theology in the broad Catholic tradition. Our central concern is the creative intersection of theology, Church and contemporary society. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.  For more about the Loyola Institute see https://www.tcd.ie/loyola-institute . Structure The course incorporates both taught and research components. Students must take six taught modules (10 ECTS each) comprising three core and three optional modules, and write a 15,000 word... [-]

Master of Divinity

Corban University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment USA Salem + 1 more

Ministry thrives where the unchanging Word of God intersects with a constantly changing world. Ministry is about reaching people — letting Jesus Christ transform our lives and communities. Then again, is this simply a nicely stated ideal, or is it a living, breathing reality? [+]

Ministry thrives where the unchanging Word of God intersects with a constantly changing world. Ministry is about reaching people — letting Jesus Christ transform our lives and communities. Then again, is this simply a nicely stated ideal, or is it a living, breathing reality? Ministry is hard and full of difficult questions, challenging situations and imperfect people. Seminary gives you the foundation to speak the truth of the gospel with conviction, compassion and grace in the midst of an increasingly post-Christian world. It equips you to teach the relevance and life-changing message of Scripture and set an example of faith in action. Training that is right for you As a pastor, you must combine passion, vocation and theology. Be equipped to speak to hundreds and to counsel one. Be ready to manage organizational growth and budgets, and lead teams of volunteers. Be prepared to support, encourage, challenge and inspire those you serve. No seminary experience can hand you all the answers you need in the coming years of ministry. We equip you with the biblical knowledge and theological skill that you need to find the answers to the crucial questions of today. The MDiv program is designed to give you the tools you need to accurately interpret Scripture within its historical, geographical and cultural background and to apply it to your current ministry’s context, location and cultural demands. Coursework Corban’s Master of Divinity is available entirely online or as a hybrid of online and on-campus classes to work around your... [-]

Master Current Challenges In Pastoral Practice

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

This is an annual refresher course and training in Practical Theology which offers a deeper analysis and criteriology for work in the pastoral area. [+]

Masters in Theology. Program Description This is an annual refresher course and training in Practical Theology which offers a deeper analysis and criteriology for work in the pastoral area. bioethics, family, education, social life, offering training paths response to the great challenges that society directs the Church in the fields of pastoral action, of spiritual life and moral reflection is proposed. GOALS In the field of university education (academic), the Master is presented as a refresher course and training in practical theology oriented delve into some of the challenges that society is facing today the evangelizing action of the Church, mainly taking consider the field of bioethics, spirituality, family, education, migration and catechesis. Professional profiles Pastoral religious professionals Curriculum Block 1: Moral Area (12 ECTS) 2nd block: Spirituality and Pastoral Area (15 ECTS) 3rd block: Seminar (6 ECTS) 4th block: Methodology (3 ECTS) Block 5: Memory (24 ECTS) The student, in consultation with the director of the Master, can make a curriculum where different thematic blocks remain defined by the range of courses and seminars Faculty offers at different degrees. He also elect a teacher to accompany him in making a memory of the subject that the student wishes to delve into the subject areas covered by the Master. Methodology The Master has 60 ECTS to be held in solitary face teaching throughout the academic year. In addition to the master classes of different courses, a research seminar and support in conducting a research report will be provided. Duration and... [-]

Master of Divinity

Africa International University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Divinity programme 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 programme 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 programme draws from various divisions of the theological disciplines, thus allowing the programme to give the student the option to concentrate on one area of emphasis or specialisation. Students in the programme 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. At the end of the course of study in the Master of Divinity programme, a student should be able to: 1) Demonstrate a good general knowledge of the content of the Old and New Testaments. 2) Interact biblically and intelligently with historical and current theological issues and positions both within the African and global contexts. 3) Articulate clearly the call of Christians to world evangelisation and demonstrate that understanding through personal involvement. 4) Demonstrate basic teaching skills in an area of ministry. 5) Provide leadership in the church and para-church organizations. 6) Define his/her call, gifts and abilities so as to function well in specific area of specialization. 7) Live a godly life, serve others with humility and exemplify moral and ethical integrity in all dealings with fellow believers and society in general. ... [-]

Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. [+]

Masters in Theology. The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. The intent of the programme is to produce graduates who qualify for both practical and leadership positions within diaconal activities and institutions as well as value based social service agencies, whether they are Christian or public welfare based. After completing the programme you will have : Obtained the knowledge of the theory and practice of diakonia, as well as the professional competence required to function within congregations, institutions and organizations. This knowledge includes a basic understanding of Christian theology. Acquired an integrated and professional understanding of diaconal approaches and methods that express international and ecumenical awareness, interdisciplinary perspectives, perspectives of participation and gender awareness in relation to diaconal practice. Gained competency in facing the major contemporary challenges within diaconal action related to the struggle for justice, stewardship of Creation, building inclusive fellowships, and expressing love for one’s neighbour. Developed his/her competence in applying acquired knowledgerelated to understanding, methods and problem solving – in new and unfamiliar environments. Entry Requirements You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English. Eligibility The programme has two main target groups: All students with own funding who want to attend the complete programme. Students from other master’s programmes who want to attend parts... [-]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The Theology & Religious Studies research master's programme offers students the opportunity to study theology, both contextual and classical, at an... [+]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies (Research)

 

The Theology & Religious Studies research master's programme offers students the opportunity to study theology, both contextual and classical, at an advanced level. Our dedicated teaching staff consists of leading scholars from within VU University Amsterdam. They participate in national and international networks in their fields and provide state of the art expertise to make sure you are ready to meet the academic challenges ahead.At VU University Amsterdam you can choose to do theological research in the following disciplines: Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatics, Ecumenics, World Religions, Philosophy of Religion, Practical Theology, and the Social- Scientific Study of Religion. The specialization you choose will define the content of your personal Theology & Religious Studies (research) programme.... [-]


Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology

New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA New Brunswick Jamaica + 1 more

The mission of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology is to prepare pastoral leaders for effective ministry broadly defined that is theologically informed, compassionately practiced, and holistically employed in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology. [+]

Masters in Theology. The mission of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology is to prepare pastoral leaders for effective ministry broadly defined that is theologically informed, compassionately practiced, and holistically employed in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology. This program of study is intended for: persons who are ordained ministers in churches that do not require the M.Div. degree who wish to pursue theological study for the enrichment of their ministry; persons in non-church-related vocations (e.g., secondary school teacher, counselor, writer) for whom graduate study in the humanities may be particularly helpful or enriching; persons who, for reasons of professional specialization, wish to combine a professional degree (e.g., the Master of Library Science or the Master of Social Work) with a theological degree; persons who have already completed the M.Div. degree but desire further in-depth theological study in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology; persons who, with or without a M.Div. degree, wish to prepare to enter a Ph.D. program in the theological discipline of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology, or in some other related field within the humanities Overall, the M.A. concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling can serve as an excellent path of study for person who 1) work in a supportive role within the life of the congregation, 2) who desire a career in pastoral counseling in a non-profit community agency, or 3) who envision chaplaincy (health care, corrections, military, or community) as an expression of their call to ministry. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS... [-]

Master of Divinity Program

Union University California
Online Full time 4 - 6 years October 2017 USA Westminster

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is designed to empower and equip students to serve as transformational Christian leaders within today’s multicultural contexts. [+]

MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM Languages offered: English, Vietnamese DESCRIPTION The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is designed to empower and equip students to serve as transformational Christian leaders within today’s multicultural contexts. UUC offers the traditional ministerial skills of biblical and theological competence, effective communication, spiritual sensitivity and maturity, passion for evangelism and pastoral care. In addition, our program offers courses in global interconnection of the contemporary world, the importance of understanding urbanization, principles of effective leadership, organizational development skills, and social transformation. Graduates of the program will be competently equipped to serve effectively and at a professional level as ordained pastors and leaders within the contexts of churches or other Christian organizations and/or ministries. LEARNING OUTCOMES After successfully completing the Master of Divinity program, graduates will be able to: 1. Articulate effectively a sound biblical and historical theology 2. Develop practices of personal and spiritual maturity 3. Have capacity to do church planting and church renewal 4. Mobilize the church for social transformation, conflict, reconciliation, and global mission 5. Lead competently and organize and manage skillfully and to mentor laity for their ministries in families, churches, and the public sector. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS An applicant must complete an online admission application andsubmit the following materials to the Director of Admissions to be considered for admission: 1. Two passport-sized photos 2. Copy of government-issued photo identification 3. Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree or international equivalent from an accredited/ recognized college or university 4. Official transcripts from all previous colleges or... [-]

History of Religions (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World:Encounter and Conflict [+]

Masters in Theology. Language of Instruction: English Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World: Encounter and Conflict Why is Jerusalem still such a contested place? What are the reasons for the systematic destruction by the Islamic State (IS) of the cultural heritage of the past? Why do sacred texts produced centuries ago continue to shape the lives of people today? How are they used and abused? Why does the sword sometimes replace the word in religious matters? How did religious groups, ideas and artefacts travel from one continent to another and how did that migration transform them? In other words, how did religious conflicts and encounters shape the modern world and why do they still matter today? These are some of the topics MF Norwegian School of Theology tackles in its new M.Phil programme in History of Religions, with a primary focus on Religion in the Pre-Modern World: Encounters and Conflicts. The programme is focused on the issues of religious cross-pollination, coexistence and conflict in three target areas: Europe, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Addressed in a long historical perspective stretching from Late Antiquity to the European Renaissance, the programme seeks to illuminate the roots of present peaceful coexistence and interchange, as well as of today’s antagonisms and conflicts. The underlying idea of the programme is that, in order to fully grasp current religious conflicts and alliances, we need to understand how the perceptions of past and present are intertwined, reciprocally dependent and constantly reshaped. Based... [-]

Master Of Science

Université Francophone du Congo
Campus Full time September 2017 Democratic Republic of Congo 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. [-]

Master of Practical Theology

The King's University
Campus Full time 48 hours September 2017 USA Southlake

The MPT degree program seeks to Prepare men and women for specialized ministry within the local church, church related agencies, and the community; [+]

Masters in Theology. Program Objectives The MPT degree program seeks to: Prepare men and women for specialized ministry within the local church, church related agencies, and the community; Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to perform effectively the ministry to which they are called; Increase biblical and theological understanding necessary to undergird these specialized ministries; Provide professional training that is enjoined by the ministry of the Holy Spirit; and Provide supervised ministry training for those entering specialized ministries. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of The MPT, students will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of Scripture and the ability to properly use hermeneutical and exegetical principles to interpret and apply the Word of God in life and ministry; Survey the heritage and traditions of the Church and the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements; Articulate a biblical theology of ministry for the student’s focused area of ministry; Integrate biblical and theological knowledge in the specialized area of ministry studied; and Communicate the gospel clearly and effectively. [-]

Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 Spain Madrid

The Institute offers a private Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care, in collaboration with the School of Formators at the San Ignacio Spirituality Center in Salamanca. The aim of this MA is to comprehensively prepare students to provide formation within religious congregations and other current ways of life in the Church, helping them to discern and fostering in them a strong sense of loyalty to their respective vocational commitments. As such, it is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who play a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. [+]

Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care The Institute offers a private Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care, in collaboration with the School of Formators at the San Ignacio Spirituality Center in Salamanca. The aim of this MA is to comprehensively prepare students to provide formation within religious congregations and other current ways of life in the Church, helping them to discern and fostering in them a strong sense of loyalty to their respective vocational commitments. As such, it is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who play a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. It is also aimed at people who are involved in personal formation processes through leading Spiritual Exercises, offering spiritual direction or providing formation in pastoral care. Admission Who is it intended for? This Master’s Degree is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who have or plan to take on a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. It can also be of use for educators of the Faith or people who are involved in personal formative processes through leading Spiritual Exercises, offering spiritual direction or providing formation in pastoral care. Regular admission requirements are: Preferred age: between 25 and 35 Study background: licentiate (five-year) degree or diploma (three-year degree) with proven experience of at least two years of work That the candidate commits to three consecutive years of study. The admission process to the Master's Degree is as follows:... [-]

Master of Divinity

North Park University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

As you respond to God’s call to vocational ministry, a master of divinity (MDiv) is the foundation you need to seek ordination to Christian service. [+]

Masters in Theology. Master of Divinity Earn Your Master of Divinity As you respond to God’s call to vocational ministry, a master of divinity (MDiv) is the foundation you need to seek ordination to Christian service. While historically the degree is focused on training individuals for congregational ministry, North Park’s MDiv is also excellent preparation for leadership in specialized ministries, including parachurch and nonprofit organizations. The flexibility within the degree, the Seminary’s centrality in the Evangelical Covenant Church community, and the academic and community resources at North Park allow you to explore topics unique to your current and future ministries while you develop the theological and formational foundation you need for your vocational life. Why North Park? As the seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church and as a school committed to our home in Chicago, North Park Theological Seminary draws men and women from diverse backgrounds to work together as they explore their calls to ministry. You’ll learn alongside individuals from many Christian traditions; this rich academic culture is made distinctive by the close relationships fostered among students and faculty. North Park’s program can be tailored for students of all ages and calls, and is committed to developing leaders who are missionary competent—women and men who can serve with compassion and confidence across many cultures and locations. Study In-Person and Online An MDiv can be completed in three years of full-time study and internship, although many of our students choose to complete the program over a longer period of time... [-]

Master of Divinity Standard

Criswell College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Dallas

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational ministry. [+]

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational ministry. We strive to achieve this objective by ensuring that the curriculum provides students with the combined components of a Christian worldview as well as distinctly Baptist convictions. Specifically then, students who graduate from this program will be prepared for activity in future venues such as the pastorate, chaplaincy, missions, or education. Minimum Degree Requirements (90 Hours) Biblical Studies And Langauges (39 Hours) BIB 501 Bible Introduction BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics GRK 501 Greek I GRK 502 Greek II HEB 501 Hebrew I HEB 502 Hebrew II NTS 501 New Testament Introduction I NTS 601 New Testament Introduction II OTS 501 Old Testament Introduction I OTS 601 Old Testament Introduction II One of the following: GRK 610 Greek Reading* GRK 620 Greek Exegetical Syntax I One of the following: HEB 610 Hebrew Reading* HEB 620 Hebrew Exegetical Method I *Greek/Hebrew Reading and Exegesis courses may be repeated for different bible books One of the following: NTS 510 New Testament Intensive OTS 510 Old Testament Intensive Theology/Philosophy Studies (24 Hours) PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion THS 504 Spiritual Foundations THS 510 Systematic Theology I THS 515 Systematic Theology II THS 550 Theology Intensive THS 603 Church History THS 604 Baptist History and Distinctives THS 635 Prolegomena and Theological Method Ministry Studies (15 Hours) EMS 501 Personal Evangelism EMS 510 Evangelism in the... [-]

Master of Divinity

TCA College
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 9 years August 2017 Singapore + 1 more

The Master of Divinity is a comprehensive graduate programme to prepare students for the professional ministries of the local church. All students follow a core curriculum of biblical, theological and [+]

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity is a comprehensive graduate programme to prepare students for the professional ministries of the local church. All students follow a core curriculum of biblical, theological and practical ministry studies.

Accreditation: Asia Theological Association

Credits: 60 credits for theological Bachelor degree holders99 credits for non-theological Bachelor degree holders

Duration: Full-time : 2 years (60 credits), 3 years (99 credits); Part-time : Up to 6 years (60 credits), Up to 9 years (99 credits)

Admission requirements     

Candidates should fulfil the following requirements:... [-]