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Masters Programs in Theology in Africa 2020

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized re… Read more

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

To study theology, it is not necessary to believe in a specific faith or to want to join a particular religious tradition. It is the study of the divine in general and of the religious and philosophical beliefs that people have held throughout the centuries.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi, Kenya

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South.

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. -
MA
Full-time
English
Jan 2021
Campus
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a 2-year program that seeks to give students sound evangelical graduate-level theological education within the African context and to prepare them for ministry in the ... +

This is a 2-year program that seeks to give students sound evangelical graduate-level theological education within the African context and to prepare them for ministry in the Church, Para-church organizations, and teaching careers in theological institutions in Africa and beyond. The program lays a foundation for the Christian faith and aims at preparing and providing foundational theological knowledge, competencies, and skills to enable the student to be an effective minister and teacher of the Christian faith. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
EUCLID (Euclid University)
Washington, USA +1 More

Two specialized MSc programs offered online by an intergovernmental university with a recognized expertise in interfaith studies.

Two specialized MSc programs offered online by an intergovernmental university with a recognized expertise in interfaith studies. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
English
Online
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

This area encompasses a research dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programm ... +

This area encompasses a research dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programme is by nature an advanced study in either the OT or NT building on the knowledge within the fields already obtained on Honours level. The programme is a dissertation written on a theme from the Old or New Testament. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2021
Campus
Université Francophone du Congo
Goma, Congo, DR

Master of Science in Religions

Master of Science in Religions -
Master
Full-time
French
Sep 2020
Campus
Laikipia University
Nyahururu, Kenya

Welcome to the Department of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies.

Welcome to the Department of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies. -
Master
Full-time
Jan 2021
Campus
International Leadership University - ILU
Nairobi, Kenya

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

The Master of Divinity degree is a three-year program designed specifically for those in or preparing for a lifetime of Christian ministry. -
Master
Full-time
3 years
Jan 2021
Campus
Islamic Online University
Banjul, Gambia

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English a ... +

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Online
L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Kinshasa, Congo, DR

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 yea ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
French
Sep 2020
Campus
Africa University - Zimbabwe
Mutare, Zimbabwe

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying posit ... +

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programs. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi, Kenya

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical ... +

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical and creative skills to bridge the gap between the Ancient Near East and the contemporary world thus, able to communicate the message of scripture in every sphere of the society. -
MA
Full-time
English
Jan 2021
Campus
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a two-year program aimed at helping students to Outline the history of Christianity up to 1500 AD. Interpret the history of the church since 1500 AD and discuss its im ... +

This is a two-year program aimed at helping students to Outline the history of Christianity up to 1500 AD. Interpret the history of the church since 1500 AD and discuss its implications for Christian life and ministry today. Describe the key developments in African Christian history and show how this history has shaped the African Christian context in which he or she will live and work. Exhibit a deeper understanding of the growth, maturation, and characteristics of the earliest African Christian communities in Egypt, North Africa, Nubia, and Ethiopia. Explain the interplay between theology and spirituality down through history; among others. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a 2-year program designed to prepare students for a more effective ministry through a foundational biblical education. At the end of the course of study, a student sho ... +

This is a 2-year program designed to prepare students for a more effective ministry through a foundational biblical education. At the end of the course of study, a student should be able to: Demonstrate competence in the fields of biblical and theological studies; Display a broad understanding of biblical language; Exhibit competence in the exegesis and exposition of the Old and New Testaments and relate that competence to African realities; Acquire necessary skills for further scholarly studies in the field of Old or New Testament and Demonstrate Christian maturity expressed in commitment to Christ, to His Body and interpersonal sensitivity in character and lifestyle displayed in communal relationships. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a 3-year program designed to provide integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministr ... +

This is a 3-year program designed to provide 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
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a 2-year program designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies. Combining scholarly and professional compe ... +

This is a 2-year program designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies. Combining scholarly and professional competence in the field of missions, the program focuses on equipping potential and functional leaders with knowledge, skills and character qualities required to develop competences in missions-related ministries of the church and church-related organizations. The program also develops the potential of the student for further academic pursuit in the field of missions. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus

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