Master's in Theology in USA

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Theology

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Theology studies the nature of divinity through reviewing a variety of religious and philosophical beliefs. It is sometimes, but not necessarily, studied in order to work within a specific religion. Courses included can be comparative religion, philosophy and spiritual scripture, as well as religion’s effects on history, economics and politics.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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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? [+]

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 Program

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

MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM

Languages offered: English, Vietnamese

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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 the 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.... [-]


Master of Divinity

New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 USA New Brunswick Jamaica + 1 more

The Master of Divinity degree program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of Christian ministry. This program, required by many denominations for ordination, is offered at the New Brunswick campus through day and evening classes and at the St. John’s site through evening classes. [+]

The Master of Divinity degree program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of Christian ministry. This program, required by many denominations for ordination, is offered at the New Brunswick campus through day and evening classes and at the St. John’s site through evening classes.

Education for ministry is not a matter of simply accumulating certain knowledge and skills. It is the beginning of a process of personal transformation whereby the student appropriates the knowledge and skills pertinent to ministry in a way that shapes the student’s self-understanding and life within the church and the world. Thus, both the integration of the diverse fields of knowledge and skill and the integration of these fields with the actual experience and practice of ministry, are essential to a theological education.... [-]


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 an 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. ... [-]

Master of Jewish Education (MJEd)

Hebrew College
Online Full time Part time 4 - 6 semesters September 2018 USA Newton Center + 1 more

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 Divinity Degree (MDiv)

Maitripa College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA Portland + 1 more

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 Divinity | Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

The King's University
Campus Full time 78 hours September 2018 USA Southlake

This concentration seeks to: Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; [+]

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; Provide a knowledge of Judaism and Christianity and the relationship between these religious traditions; Provide a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology and practice; Equip students with practical ministry skills in the areas of Messianic Jewish leadership, teaching, preaching, worship, counseling, and administration; Assist students in developing a theology of Messianic Jewish ministry; Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences; and Encourage students to develop their unique spiritual gifts and to integrate these gifts into their theological studies and Messianic Jewish ministry. Learning Outcomes ... [-]

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

The King's University
Campus Full time 60 hours September 2018 USA Southlake

This degree seeks to Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective; Equip students with self-awareness, global-awareness, and spiritual-awareness in order to prepare them to become effective clinicians; prepare students to read, interpret, and conduct empirically based research; and provide students with an adequate understanding of various aspects of the mental health field including various levels of care. [+]

Program Objectives

This degree seeks to:

Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective; Equip students with self-awareness, global-awareness, and spiritual-awareness in order to prepare them to become effective clinicians; Prepare students to read, interpret, and conduct empirically based research; and Provide students with an adequate understanding of various aspects of the mental health field including various levels of care. Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:

Integrate empirically-based systemic treatment methods with a Christian worldview; Develop an ethical and legal understanding of the counseling field of practice; Develop the skills necessary to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, married couples, and families from a diverse background with a wide range of presenting problems; Critically analyze counseling theories from a biblical worldview. ... [-]

Master of Divinity

The King's University
Campus Full time 78 hours September 2018 USA Southlake

The MDiv degree program seeks to: Prepare men and women for ministry within their own particular communities of faith and cultures; [+]

Program Objectives

The MDiv degree program seeks to:

Prepare men and women for ministry within their own particular communities of faith and cultures; Provide students with knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; Equip candidates with practical ministry skills in leadership, preaching, worship, teaching, care-giving, and administration. Assist students in developing a theology of ministry that is relevant to the context of their calling; Develop practical ministry skills through supervised ministry experiences; Encourage students to develop their unique spiritual gifts and to integrate these gifts into their theological studies and ministries. Learning Outcomes ... [-]

Master of Practical Theology | Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

The King's University
Campus Full time 48 hours September 2018 USA Southlake

This concentration seeks to: Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry within the local congregation and in the wider movement; [+]

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry within the local congregation and in the wider movement; Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to serve effectively in Messianic Jewish ministry; Increase biblical and theological understanding from a Messianic Jewish perspective; Provide professional training that is informed by the ministry of the Ruach (Spirit); and Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences. Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

Demonstrate a knowledge of Scripture and the ability to use hermeneutical and exegetical principles to interpret and apply the Word of God in life and ministry; Demonstrate a knowledge of the heritage and traditions of Messianic Judaism; Articulate a biblical theology of Messianic Jewish ministry; Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with Messianic Jewish ministry; and Communicate the knowledge of who Yeshua is and what He has done in a way that is clear, accurate, authentically Jewish and with love and respect. [-]

Master of Practical Theology

The King's University
Campus Full time 48 hours September 2018 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. [+]

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 of Divinity

Trinity International University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA Deerfield Dolton Davie Santa Ana + 3 more

All Christians are called to be ministers of the Gospel, but there are many different vocations in which a believer can answer that call. Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for some form of Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical ethos. [+]

All Christians are called to be ministers of the Gospel, but there are many different vocations in which a believer can answer that call.

Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for some form of Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical ethos.

Where can this degree take me?

The Master of Divinity is considered the standard professional degree for ordained pastoral ministry, as well as providing an excellent foundation for further academic work and many other unique ministry contexts. MDiv alumni have gone on to a wide variety of vocational pursuits, including pastors, denominational leaders, scholars, authors, community development leaders, and missionary workers in many different contexts locally, nationally, and globally. The MDiv is the prerequisite degree for Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs and is the recommended graduate degree for those intending to pursue advanced theological study (usually at the ThM or Ph.D. levels).... [-]


Master of Divinity

Naropa University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA Boulder + 1 more

The Master of Divinity degree at Naropa University is the professional applied Religious Studies degree designed to prepare you for pastoral work, chaplaincy, social service professions, and community engagement, using wisdom gleaned from Buddhist traditions. [+]

What if you could prepare your heart and soul to minister to others in a Buddhist-inspired environment?

The Master of Divinity degree at Naropa University is the professional applied Religious Studies degree designed to prepare you for pastoral work, chaplaincy, social service professions, and community engagement, using wisdom gleaned from Buddhist traditions.

Taught in Naropa's Buddhist-inspired context, the MDiv program will expose you to Buddhist teachings and contemplative practices while also emphasizing an interfaith approach to pastoral practice. (You don't need to be a practicing Buddhist to flourish in the program, but we encourage a strong interest and curiosity in Buddhism.)... [-]


Master of Divinity Standard

Criswell College
Campus Full time September 2018 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 Languages (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 ... [-]

Master of Divinity

North Park University
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]