Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

Southeastern University’s Master of Arts (Theological Studies) degree enhances knowledge in a wide range of theological topics. By looking at historical, systematic, biblical, ethical, and practical theology, you will gain a thorough understanding of scholarly subjects that impact God and the world. This allows you to use your knowledge to impact the lives of others in a God-honoring way. You will also be ready for further graduate studies and research.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be prepared for careers or advanced study in fields including:

  • Church leadership
  • Education
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Theology and biblical studies

Total Credits: 48 hours

  • Academic requirements: 45 hours
  • Thesis: 3 hours

Program Length: 24, 36 or 48 months
Program Delivery: Online
Tuition: $495 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher in the undergraduate program. If less than a 3.0, the GPA for the last 60 hours will be calculated. If still less than 3.0, the applicant may be considered for provisional standing.
  • Submit one Academic or Professional Reference.
  • Submit one Christian Character Assessment.
  •  Submit a writing sample of at least five pages indicative of writing and research ability to interact with scholarly sources in a critical manner.

Prerequisites

  • BINT 5013 – Graduate Greek I
  • BINT 5023 – Graduate Greek II

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Courses

Theological Studies Courses (27 Hours)

THEO 5533 – Graduate Systematic Theology I
THEO 5543 – Graduate Systematic Theology II
THEO 5313 – Pentecostal Theology
THEO 5503 – Shape of Practical Theology
THEO 5513 – Special Topics in Theological Studies (or THEO 5123 Historical Theology)
THEO 5563 – Contemporary Theology
THEO 5573 – Theology and Ethics
THEO 5583 – Christianity and the World Religions
PHIL 5503 – Philosophy and the Christian Faith

Biblical Studies Courses (12 Hours)

BIBL 5223 – Biblical Exposition and Faith Integration
BIBL 5543 – Introduction to the Background and Theological Themes of the OT
BIBL 5553 – Introduction to NT Literature and History
BIBL 5533 – Special Topics in Biblical Studies (or BIBL 5063 Biblical Archaeology)

Practical Ministry Courses (6 Hours)

PMIN 5213 – Homiletics: Methods of Biblical Preaching and Teaching
PMIN 5233 – Managing Change and Conflict

Thesis (3 Hours)

THEO 5993 – Thesis

*Special Topics courses may be fulfilled by substituting any graduate level course offered by the College of Christian Ministries and Religion and not already required in the MA (Theological Studies) program outline.
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