MATS Weekend and Evening Classes

Earn The M. A. in Theological Studies with Weekend Classes

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The Rawlings School of Divinity’s Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) program is geared toward individuals seeking an introductory graduate degree in religion for service in a supportive role in their local church. Courses include surveys of the Old and New Testament and systemic theology, providing students with a solid foundation from which to understand the fundamentals of the Bible, Christianity, Christian theology, and the Christian church. This program is well-suited for pastors, Christian educators, and informed lay leaders.

Most of the degrees at the Rawlings School of Divinity are offered both residential and online formats, but the M.A.T.S. is also offered in a unique and highly convenient format designed for those who want residential classes, but cannot go to school during normal classroom hours. You can now complete all courses for the Master of Arts in Theological Studies in four semesters while only taking classes on Mondays nights and two weekends per month (No Sunday Classes).

Class Schedule:

Semester 1:
Mondays: SEMI 500: Introduction to Seminary Studies
Weekend: CHHI 510: Survey of Church History
Weekend: NBST 610: Hermeneutics

Semester 2:
Mondays: EVAN 525: Contemporary Evangelism
Weekend: THEO 510: Survey of Theology
Weekend: MATS Elective 1

Semester 3:
Mondays: APOL 500: Introduction to Apologetics
Weekend: NBST 510: New Testament Introduction
Weekend: MATS Elective 2

Semester 4:
Mondays: MATS Elective 3
Weekend: OBST 510: Old Testament Introduction
Weekend: GLST 500: Global Studies Survey


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Program Delivery Format

Residential & Online (Intensive courses required)

Credit Hours

  • 36 total hours
  • Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in


Potential Career 

  • Christian Author
  • Ministry Worker
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Professor
  • Theologian

Visit Liberty University's Registrar page for Degree Completion Plans.

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