Masters Programs in Theology

Compare 54 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.

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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? [+]

Masters in Theology. 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... [-]

M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies [FT/PT}

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

A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation. Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules... [+]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation. Modules Authority, Tradition, Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology World Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue ®®: Meaning and Practice Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World Nature, Grace and the Triune God Developing Doctrine: Identity and Change in Christian Tradition Interpreting Ecumenical Ecclesiology An Ecumenics of Loss: Religion, Modernity and Reconciliation Creation, Cosmology and Ecotheology Engaging Religious Fundamentalism Christian Seeds in Hindu Soil: Christianity in South Asia The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christianity in the World of Islam On Being Human: Theological Anthropology in Cross-cultural Perspective The Many Faces of Jesus: Christology and Cultures Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Cross-cultural Ministry and Interreligious Encounter Muslim God, Christian God: Islam and Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology Hindu God, Christian God: Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations Issues in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue Northern Ireland: Conflict, Religion and the Politics of Peace Religions and International Relations Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Intercultural... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Theology. Language of Instruction: English General Informations The programme Master of Theology as a whole will give the student: - in-depth knowledge in fields relevant for academic theological study and research - an academic and interdisciplinary understanding - ability for independent academic reflection, methodical study of academic literature and written presentation thereof - insight on 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 The degree Master of Theology amounts to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), included a written Thesis for 30 or 60 ECTS. The programme is usually completed in 2 years Admission requirements Application: To be admitted to the programme a student must satisfy the following requirements: - fulfilment of the General Matriculation Standard of Norwegian institutions of higher education ("Generell studiekompetanse"), - either a university bachelor degree in theology or a comparable field based on three years of study beyond Norwegian matriculation level or equivalent Norwegian educational qualifications approved by the school, - grade average equivalent to Norwegian C level, - documented knowledge of Greek and/or Hebrew if the student are including original language studies in The Old Testament or The New Testament in his or her degree. - documented knowledge of English (IELTS-test with a minimum score of 6.5 or better) enabling the student to study in the English language and... [-]

Master of Divinity

Africa International University
Campus Full time 3 years May 2018 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 of Divinity Program

Union University California
Online Full time 4 - 6 years January 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Theology. 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... [-]

Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology

New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. [+]

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 The application deadline... [-]

Master in Theology

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

The theology programme 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. [+]

Masters in Theology. The theology programme 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 programme in theology is offered in English. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. The master degree programme 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 programme is the writing of a master thesis on academic terms. In the M.Th. programme the thesis work represents 30 credits. Each student works under the supervision of a tutor. The master programme also include a considerable reading and instruction programme (90 credits). Entry Requirements Applicants to the master programme must document a B.Th. degree from a recognized institution of higher education, or an equivalent educational basis approved by the MHS. Proof of English language competency: All students whose first language is not English must prove their English language competency by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or by holding a passing grade from a Norwegian Upper Secondary School (videregående skole). Results should be sent directly to MHS. The MHS institution code for forwarding TOEFL test reports is B464. In some circumstances... [-]

Master In Theology

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time 2 years February 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. Moreover, all theology taught at the Faculty must be inculturated; The formation in the human sciences intrinsic to theology is imposed on all the students of theology and this, at each level. The Faculty of Theology intends not only to train specialists in Theological Education in Universities, Major Seminaries and Scholasticates, but also to train competent cadres for theological, apostolic, pastoral and liturgical activities within religious communities And Christian. Within this Faculty there are four orientations: Biblical dogmatic morals pastoral... [-]

Master Of Science

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

Master of Science in Religions [+]

Masters in Theology. 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's Degree In Science Of Religions: History And Society

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus or Online Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Master of Science in Religions: History and Society offers solid knowledge and methods of analysis on the great religious traditions of the History of Humanity, as well as tools for the management of religious diversity in contemporary societies. The first part of the Master, of an introductory nature, includes methodological, historical and legal contents. The second part is divided in two itineraries, designed for the student to specialize in "History of Religions" or "Management of religious and cultural diversity". Participating in the Masters are specialists of recognized trajectory of the Pablo de Olavide University, Carlos III University of Madrid, the University of La Laguna, as well as other universities and institutions. [+]

Deepening the knowledge of religions has become urgent. On the one hand, the 21st century has begun marked by conflicts that, under the label of "religious", hide a complex network of factors that go far beyond religion, but are inextricably linked to it. On the other hand, population movements are becoming more frequent, and we are especially aware today that peaceful coexistence between cultures requires both knowing one's identity and understanding and respecting the identity of others. The Master of Science in Religions: History and Society offers solid knowledge and methods of analysis on the great religious traditions of the History of Humanity, as well as tools for the management of religious diversity in contemporary societies. The first part of the Master, of an introductory nature, includes methodological, historical and legal contents. The second part is divided in two itineraries, designed for the student to specialize in "History of Religions" or "Management of religious and cultural diversity". Participating in the Masters are specialists of recognized trajectory of the Pablo de Olavide University, Carlos III University of Madrid, the University of La Laguna, as well as other universities and institutions.... [-]


Master in Theology & Religious Studies

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

The one-year Master's programme 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 programme 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 programme. Throughout the programme you will be actively coached in your study progress and personal development.The five specializations to choose from are:... [-]


Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.)

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Madrid

The Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology is a postgraduate program (MA in Theology). As such, a certain level of knowledge and skill from previous study (Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.), Master's Degree in Divinity and equivalents) is expected. Students will focus their studies on a specific field of interest within the diverse areas of Catholic theology. The course is structured according to a two-year cyclical plan. [+]

Licenciatura en Teología (Máster en Teología) La Licenciatura en Teología (S.T.L.) es un estudio de postgrado (máster en Teología). Presupone los conocimientos y las destrezas adquiridas en estudios anteriores (Bachillerato en Teología; Master in Divinity y equivalentes). El estudiante concentra su interés sobre un campo más acotado de estudio dentro de las diversas áreas de la teología católica. Está estructurada en un plan cíclico de dos años. Capacita a los alumnos para poder abordar con competencia cualquier asunto relativo a su especialidad. Está estructurada como iniciación a la investigación, en cada uno de los campos de atención, según la metodología teológica requerida por cada área. Se atiende de manera especial a una profundización de la doctrina católica, tomada de la Sagrada Escritura y de la tradición, para contribuir a presentar cada vez con más claridad el misterio de Cristo atendiendo a los grandes movimientos culturales contemporáneos. Se presta especial atención a los temas fronterizos, interdisciplinares y de actualidad, sin olvidar la riqueza de la Tradición cristiana. Admisión Requisitos de acceso: Tienen acceso a este segundo ciclo los Bachilleres en Teología o Licenciados en estudios Eclesiásticos. Quienes hayan obtenido un título universitario de estudios teológicos, con duración no inferior a cuatro años, o bien quienes hayan aprobado el sexenio filosófico-teológico en un Seminario o Institución docente superior podrán ser admitidos al segundo ciclo tras superar el correspondiente examen de ingreso sobre un temario aprobado por la Junta de Facultad. La superación de este examen no dará derecho a la expedición de... [-]

Master of Divinity (Talbot School of Theology)

Biola University
Campus Full time September 2018 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. ... [-]

MTh - Master of Theology

London School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Greater London + 1 more

The degree is aimed at those who have already completed formal theological training - they might be theology graduates, ministers, missionaries, Religious Education teachers, or business people as well as potential PhD students. [+]

Assessment: Thesis of up to 40,000 words and oral examination (viva) Who is it for? The degree is aimed at those who have already completed formal theological training - they might be theology graduates, ministers, missionaries, Religious Education teachers, or business people as well as potential PhD students. It is particularly suitable for those who cannot commit themselves to the regular structure of a taught Master’s course, or to the length of time necessary for a PhD. Summary LST offers research supervision for the MTh degree in collaboration with Middlesex University, which awards the degree. The MTh is a first research degree, combining training in research and writing skills. Candidates for this degree follow a programme of study approved by the Director of Research and write their thesis on an approved topic in one of the major theological disciplines. The thesis must be an independent contribution to knowledge by the discovery of new facts or a distinct critical survey of knowledge. It must be well argued and be appropriately presented with clarity and conciseness of expression. It is possible to transfer to either MPhil or PhD registration with the agreement of the supervisor(s) and the Director of Research. Why embark on an MTh? It is an ideal course if you want to dig deep into one particular area rather than exploring the wider variety of questions posed by the MA. The MTh can provide a chance to reflect in more depth on experience you have had in your job or... [-]

Master in Intercultural Theology

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

M.A. programme Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. [+]

Masters in Theology. M.A. programme Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. The study course lasts for four terms and is offered by Göttingen University in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (Fachhochschule). It imparts basic knowledge about intercultural theology, which is to be applied in a project abroad or in Germany. The Master degree qualifies for various jobs in the churches, in Non-Governmental-Organizations, media, institutions of adult education or scientific institutes. Programme: Intercultural Theology M.A. Degree: Master of Arts Standard period of study: Four semesters Start: Winter semester Admission requirements: See below Application: To the Faculty Application deadline: May 1st Language requirement: English (verification required, see below) Programme description The M.A.programme Intercultural Theology aims at equipping graduates to foster intercultural, interreligious and interdenominational communication and cooperation. The programme enables students to conduct in-depth scientific work in regards to theologically responsible practice within intercultural and interreligious communication and education processes. The programme therefore conveys knowledge on structural elements, forms and transformation processes of the Christian message in different cultural contexts. It enables students to anaylse and understand the trans- and intercultural characters and diversity of the cultural form of Christianity. Students will learn to responsibly contextually communicate the Gospel and to reflect the interaction of Christians with people of other religions, as well as analyse the theological, social, political and economical conditions of (inter)cultural transformation processes. The international mixture of students as well as a mandatory stay... [-]