Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

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Rawlings School of Divinity’s Master of Arts in Theological Studies program is geared toward individuals seeking an introductory graduate degree in religion for service in a supportive role in the local church or a para-church ministry.  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, informed lay leaders, and teachers.

M.A. in Theological Studies students must choose a specialization. All specializations for the M.A. in Theological Studies program may be completed in 100% Online, through Online plus on-campus Intensives or through the Resident format. 

Quick Facts


  • Biblical Studies
  • Church History
  • Theology

Program Delivery Format

Credit Hours

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

Potential Career 

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

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