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.

Top Master Programs in Theology in USA 2018/2019

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Master of Divinity

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides the foundation for advanced study and a successful career in church leadership (evening classes are also offered on campus). [+]

The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides the foundation for advanced study and a successful career in church leadership (evening classes are also offered on campus).

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary's pastorally oriented curriculum emphasizes the significance of the gospel, the church and the kingdom of God. Prepare for your mission and capture the crucial components of a well-rounded theological education that inspire a life of faithful ministry. In our Master of Divinity program, you are exposed to a profound depth of ministry training and biblical and theological study to increase your wisdom.

From a scholarly perspective, you investigate Christian doctrine, biblical interpretation, leadership and pastoral care. Through a progression of learning, you also gain insight in the areas of Christian ethics, preaching, and apologetics. The MDiv Residency is strategically designed to further your learning in a conference-style environment at key points within the program of study. During MDiv Residency, you are equipped to minister with wisdom and sensitivity in the local church and other Christian organizations.... [-]


Master of Divinity

Clarks Summit University Online
Online Full time Part time 4 - 6 years September 2019 USA Scranton USA Online + 2 more

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 Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA Scranton USA Online + 2 more

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 Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2019 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 (Talbot School of Theology)

Biola University
Campus Full time September 2019 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. ... [-]

MBA/MDIV or MAR with Yale Divinity School

Yale School of Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA New Haven New York + 1 more

The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church. [+]

PROGRAM FOR THE M.DIV. DEGREEThe degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) certifies completion of a program of theological studies designed primarily, although not exclusively, to prepare the candidate for ordination to the Christian ministry. The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church.PROGRAM FOR THE M.A.R. DEGREEThe degree of Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) certifies completion of a comprehensive program of study in preparation for one of the many forms of lay ministry or service, or completion of one of the concentrated programs of advanced offered by the School.About Yale School of ManagementThe mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. We pride ourselves on preparing men and women to combine rigorous business skills with a broader appreciation for the economic, social, and political factors that shape the global environment. We want to produce leaders who make a difference to their organizations and to their communities. The hallmark of our school is the learning experience we provide. ... [-]


Master of Divinity | Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

The King's University
Campus Full time 78 hours September 2019 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 Practical Theology | Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

The King's University
Campus Full time 48 hours September 2019 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 Divinity - Master of Business Administration

Godbold Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Boiling Springs

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is housed in the School of Divinity and requires completion of the 60-hour core, 6 hours biblical studies electives, 6 hours historical/theological electives, 3 hours practical ministry electives of the M.Div. degree and the 36-hour M.B.A. degree. [+]

Master of Divinity - Master of Business Administration

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is housed in the School of Divinity and requires completion of the 60-hour core, 6 hours biblical studies electives, 6 hours historical/theological electives, 3 hours practical ministry electives of the M.Div. degree and the 36-hour M.B.A. degree. This degree is designed to offer ministry students the opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise in areas that will enhance the students' ministry. Students will register for these courses through the Divinity School and will be awarded the dual degrees upon completion of the requirements for both degrees.

Purpose

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is designed to enhance the administrative skills and expertise of ministers by permitting them to earn a second degree, the M.B.A., instead of the usual M.Div. concentration.... [-]


Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

The King's University
Campus Full time 60 hours September 2019 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

North Park University
Online Campus Full time September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Practical Theology

The King's University
Campus Full time 48 hours September 2019 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

The King's University
Campus Full time 78 hours September 2019 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 Divinity

Trinity International University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 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 Ministry (M.Min.)

Anderson University South Carolina
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2019 USA Anderson Greenville + 1 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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