145 Masters Programs in 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 issu… Read more

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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Drew University
Madison, USA

Rooted in the long tradition of Wesleyan and Methodist commitment to higher education, Drew’s MDiv prepares a learned Christian leadership in and for the world. Whether in ful ... +

Rooted in the long tradition of Wesleyan and Methodist commitment to higher education, Drew’s MDiv prepares a learned Christian leadership in and for the world. Whether in full-time or bi-vocational ministry, graduates of this flexible and innovative program will be rooted in the Christian story and traditions, capable of effective and creative leadership and spiritually and socially resourceful for cultivating the radical gospel of Jesus Christ in, with and for the world. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
30 - 48 months
English
Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, USA

For those called to minister in today's changing world, the Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary offers trusted and comprehensive theological education. This degre ... +

For those called to minister in today's changing world, the Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary offers trusted and comprehensive theological education. This degree is challenging because ministry is challenging. There are no shortcuts in ministry and none with the Southern M.Div. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
88 hours
English
Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Northwestern St. Paul
Saint Paul, USA

Learn advanced principles of biblical interpretation from internationally recognized professors and how to apply them to central theological issues. The theological studies gr ... +

Learn advanced principles of biblical interpretation from internationally recognized professors and how to apply them to central theological issues. The theological studies graduate degree examines biblical studies, systematic theology, apologetics, and ethics. This degree prepares you to teach in a church or academic setting. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
Clarks Summit University Online
USA Online, USA

The online, 30-credit Master of Ministry program at Baptist Bible Seminary’s combines knowledge and practical skills, enhancing your current and future ministry. The degree pr ... +

The online, 30-credit Master of Ministry program at Baptist Bible Seminary’s combines knowledge and practical skills, enhancing your current and future ministry. The degree program is designed for men and women presently engaged and experienced in ministry. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
The Aga Khan University: ​​Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
London, United Kingdom

Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers a distinctive way of understanding Muslim ... +

Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers a distinctive way of understanding Muslim civilisations as they have evolved over time; stresses the plurality and complexity of past and present Muslim cultures, studying them as part of world cultures; employs the tools of the social sciences and humanities as a framework for learning. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
NationsUniversity

An affordable and accessible academic degree designed for teachers and others seeking a solid foundation in the theological discipline.

An affordable and accessible academic degree designed for teachers and others seeking a solid foundation in the theological discipline. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
St John's College
Nottingham, United Kingdom

This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theologica ... +

This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theological studies, ideal for those engaged in any service in the Church, either lay or ordained. -
MA
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
Bishop Grosseteste University
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Our Theology & Religious Studies Masters course will take you on a journey from the religious worlds of the great Western traditions to the mystical world of the ancient E ... +

Our Theology & Religious Studies Masters course will take you on a journey from the religious worlds of the great Western traditions to the mystical world of the ancient East. It will cover the burning contemporary issues that surround Religious Studies today and delve into life’s great questions. You will be able to explore the ideas and curiosity that have gripped the human race from the time we began to decorate the walls of our caves until the time we launched ourselves beyond our stratosphere and into outer space. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - School of Education
San Francisco, USA

The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for dioc ... +

The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits. -
MA
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Liberty University
Lynchburg, USA

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Divinity (MDiv) is designed to help men and women prepare for professional Christian ministry in the local church and parachurch org ... +

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Divinity (MDiv) is designed to help men and women prepare for professional Christian ministry in the local church and parachurch organizations. Their M.Div. online provides an in-depth and well-rounded study in classical disciplines such as Church History, Biblical Studies, and Theology while providing practical ministry skills. No matter what your intended field, the online Masters in Divinity will provide a pathway for preparedness in all aspects of ministry, discipleship, and Christian administration. Through Liberty's M.Div. online program, you can choose an area of study that matches your passion so that you can focus your studies on your specific area of study. Their Master of Divinity online will ensure that you have the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve Christ and further His kingdom. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Union University
Jackson, USA

The Master of Christian Studies (MCS) is designed especially for bi-vocational pastors, missionaries, church planters, foreign nationals planting ethnic churches in the U.S. a ... +

The Master of Christian Studies (MCS) is designed especially for bi-vocational pastors, missionaries, church planters, foreign nationals planting ethnic churches in the U.S. and church staff members. Laypersons who want to be better equipped biblically will also benefit from the program which is completely online. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
VID Specialized University
Oslo, Norway +1 More

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

Would you like a thorough knowledge of theological issues and learn to work independently with theological subjects in an academic context? -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
15 Apr 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates ... +

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates relevant to Church and society. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Nalanda University

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia.

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Protestant Theological University
Amsterdam, Netherlands +1 More

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year ... +

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus