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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.

Ready to be a part of a graduate community dedicated to helping you prepare for a career in ministry? Apply now or contact us for more information today.

Program Overview

Credit hours48
DegreeMaster of Arts in Theology (M.A.)
Program length2 years


You will take courses such as:

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

  • Spiritual Director
  • Minister
  • Youth Leader
  • Religious Education Teacher
  • Music Minister
  • Chaplain
  • Bible Translator

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Admission requirements:

  • 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 reflective essay, three to five pages in length (typed, double-spaced) 

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.

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Ready to Be a Part?

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.