Master of Arts in Theology


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Course Overview

Degrees in theological, religious and ministerial studies typically cover different types of belief systems, cultural traditions and congregational or group leadership. Find out about the requirements of these programs, and learn about career options, job growth and salary info for theological, religious and ministerial studies graduates. A degree in theological or religious studies can prepare one for several career options relating to religion. Occupations as clergy, college professor, or as a religion correspondent for a news agency are possible options with this degree. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
MTh 801 Old Testament Foundations 5
MTh 802 Old Testament Prophets and Writings 5
MTh 803 Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition 5
MTh 804 Interpreting the New Testament 5
MTh 805 Christian Tradition an Mission 5
MTh 806 Spiritual Journey 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
MTh 811 Early New Testament Church 5
MTh 812 New Testament Greek 5
MTh 813 Principles of Hermeneutics 5
MTh 814 Interpreting the Old Testament 5
MTh 815 Spiritual Practices 5
MTh 816 Christian Formation 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
MTh 821 The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ 5
MTh 822 The Knowledge of God 5
MTh 823 The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology 5
MTh 824 Christian Theology 5
MTh 825 Ministry Identity and Practice 5
MTh 826 Spiritual Direction and Solitude 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
MTh 831 Church, Sacraments and Ministry 5
MTh 832 Introductory Preaching 5
MTh 833 Spiritual Direction 5
MTh 834 Marriage Ministry 5
MTh 835 Christian Ministry 5
MTh 836 Master Thesis 5


Career Opportunities

Clergy members, such as priests, ulama, rabbis and pastors, act as religious and spiritual leaders for their parishioners. Duties vary depending on the specific church and denomination, but many clergies can lead their parishes in worship, administer sacraments or instruct the congregation in religious educational programs. In this capacity, they’re also expected to act as community leaders as well as religious leaders. Clergy members might visit the sick and dying, comfort the bereaved and help church members through personal problems.Other opportunities include:

  • News analyst
  • Religion or theology professor


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