Part time Master's Degree in Theology in North America

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Theology

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

More than just a study of one religion, theology generally covers a variety of religious and philosophical traditions, seeking a better understanding of the divine. While it can be studied in order to enter a particular religious order, it also provides students with an understanding of people’s beliefs in general.

From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.

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Master of Divinity / Master of Divinity by Extension

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

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:... [-]


Master of Theology (Th.M)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Part time 3 - 10 semesters January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen. [+]

Overview of Program

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen.

The program may serve to prepare a student for further graduate study at the doctoral level, preparation for some forms of teaching, the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice, or disciplined focus in an area of theological study for personal interest. Two streams of study are available:

One option requires the writing of a scholarly thesis; this is the option generally recommended for those preparing for doctoral work. The other option, the General Research Option, requires additional coursework and a significant project. The program requires specialization in the area of study in which the thesis is written but allows for diversity in the selection of courses. It is offered in any field in which a student’s interests and the School’s resources coincide. Length of Program ... [-]

Master of Divinity

Clarks Summit University Online
Online Part time September 2018 USA Scranton USA Online

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 of Ministry

Clarks Summit University Online
Online Part time September 2018 USA Scranton USA Online

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. [+]

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 of Divinity Degree (MDiv)

Maitripa College
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA Portland

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. [+]

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. Scholastic and contemplative training forms a stable foundation for skillfully enacting culturally- relevant wisdom and compassion. Candidates are prepared for a life of service and leadership in the non-profit sector and traditional chaplaincy roles within Buddhist, interfaith, or secular institutions and communities.

At the core of the degree curriculum are the three pillars of higher education at Maitripa – Scholarship, Meditation, and Community Service. The Master of Divinity degree is designed for students seeking a practical, in-depth, and critical understanding of Buddhist thought, with a strong emphasis on real-life application, both internally and in service to the community. The program couples meditative training and active service in community partnerships with a core philosophical curriculum designed to ground the student in Buddhist principles, logic, philosophical arguments, meditative techniques, and methodologies of the academic study of religion. The synthesis of this training and study informs personal and professional applications of Buddhist orientations to concepts of self and other, the wish to alleviate suffering, and interdependence at local and global levels.... [-]


Master of Jewish Education (MJEd)

Hebrew College
Online Part time 4 - 6 semesters September 2018 USA Newton

A passion for Jewish education. A commitment to teaching students of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. A desire to strengthen the Jewish community.

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Master of Jewish Education (MJEd)

A passion for Jewish education. A commitment to teaching students of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. A desire to strengthen the Jewish community. These are the qualities that define graduates of Hebrew College’s Master of Jewish Education degree program. Building on Hebrew College’s long-standing tradition of training outstanding Jewish educators, the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines best educational practices, a solid grounding in Jewish texts, supervised field experience and opportunities to specialize in an area of concentration. Students for the Master of Jewish Education may complete coursework entirely online or, if you live within commuting distance of Hebrew College, as a combination of on-campus and online study. Hebrew College also offers the MJEd in conjunction with a Bachelor of Jewish Education or a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies, as well as in conjunction with rabbinical or cantorial ordination.... [-]


Master of Ministry (M.Min.)

Anderson University South Carolina
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2018 USA Anderson Colombia Ibagué Greenville + 2 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 of Divinity

Corban University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years Open Enrollment USA Salem

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.... [-]


Master of Divinity (Bible Exposition)

Columbia International University Online
Online Part time September 2018 USA Columbia

The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. [+]

At Columbia International University, Scripture informs every subject you study and will allow you to develop your own understanding of the word, an understanding that is firmly rooted in God's truth. Our 78-hour Master of Divinity allows you to complete your degree in three years, with a focus on the concentration of your choice. Plus, our competitive tuition rates makes CIU's M.Div. one of the most affordable in the Southeast. The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares you for a ministry of proclaiming God’s Word as a senior or associate pastor.... [-]