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Theology (MA)

Broaden and deepen your theological knowledge.

The Master of Arts in theology offers rigorous academic training in theological research and scholarship. This degree will equip you with skills and knowledge to engage and deploy the resources of the Christian tradition in order to advance the practice of theology in the church, the academy and contemporary society.

You will develop as a reader, researcher, writer and thinker through critical and constructive engagement with the Christian tradition and contemporary scholarship.

Accordingly, the degree cultivates fair-minded, informed and well-prepared students for academic work and ministry.

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Program Overview

Credit hours 48
Degree Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.) 
Program length 2 years
Tracks/Concentrations N/A
Application deadline for Fall 2017   August 11, 2017


You will take 27 hours of core courses and the following:

  • Systematic Theology I
  • Contemporary Religious Thought
  • Research Problems in Theology
  • Theological Explorations
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What outcomes can you expect?

Research Sources: Graduates will have critical facility with the most important primary sources and issues of scholarly discussion in biblical studies, theology, or church history

Research Methods: Graduates will have ability to use the best current methods of research in one of the following disciplines: biblical studies, theology, or church history

Original Research: Graduates will demonstrate ability to produce scholarly contributions in their field of study

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Admission requirements:

  • A completed application and application fee;
  • An official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; 
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA;
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  • A writing sample following these guidelines.

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.

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We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.