For those seeking a deep theological foundation, SEU’s online Master of Arts (Theological Studies) degree will prepare you to study the scriptures and the Gospel from the perspective of a Christian scholar.

Enhance your knowledge of theology as you study its historical, socio-cultural, literary, biblical, ethical and practical contexts. Through hands-on training and deep study of scripture, history and theology, we are focused on developing students who have both personal authenticity and professional ability. In our online master’s in theology, you’ll discover how to use your knowledge to impact the lives of others by inspiring them to follow His will. Prepare for further graduate studies and research or to teach at the secondary or undergraduate levels. The curriculum focuses on the Old Testament and New Testament, as well as the various historical and contemporary Christian topics in philosophy, moral life, ministry and other areas. Learn from expert faculty members through the flexible online format.

Our online master’s in theological studies offers a challenging curriculum to help you answer your calling. Prepare for success as you later complete the Master of Divinity, Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Ministry. Expand your knowledge of God and His creation so that you can better serve your community and the church. Explore various subjects that include:

  • Pentecostal and contemporary theologies
  • Theology and ethics
  • Christianity and the world religions
  • Philosophy and the Christian faith
  • Biblical archaeology
  • Biblical exposition and faith integration
  • Managing change and conflict

Additionally, discover how to use various theologies from a Christian worldview and to interact critically with affirming and opposing theories. Through a required thesis, gain valuable experience as you contribute to general knowledge and theological insight through the written project.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The School of Divinity, which encompasses all of our graduate degrees, holds Associate Membership in the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and is in the process of receiving full accreditation from ATS.

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Courses and Requirements

Our master’s in theology includes 48 credits of study through 16 courses. Twenty-seven credits make up the theological studies portion of the degree, and biblical studies courses include 12 credits. In addition, there are two practical ministry courses that total six credits, as well as a required three-credit thesis.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s online master’s in theological studies must have:

  1. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in an undergraduate program (If lower than 3.0, the GPA for the last 60 credits will be calculated, and the applicant may be considered for provisional standing.)

* Those who have not taken Greek at the undergraduate level will be required to take Greek I and II (6 credits).


Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s online master’s in theology program, you will need:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • One academic or professional reference
  • A Christian character assessment
  • A writing sample of five pages (or more) that is indicative of your writing and research ability to interact with scholarly sources in a critical manner

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $495 per credit hour $23,760
Technology Fee $150 per semester $1,200
General Student Fee $150 per semester $1,200
Totals $26,160

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated seven to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.

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Career Outcomes

Our online master’s in theology provides you with the necessary skills to pursue several career paths. Some of the potential career outcomes include:

  • Bible Teacher
  • Missionary
  • Church Administrator
  • Religion Writer/Editor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Senior Pastor

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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