Master of Arts in Theology

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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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

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 GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  • A purpose statement following these guidelines;
  • GST Writing Assessment (a brief evaluation of academic writing skills).
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Program Advisor

Dr. Frederick Aquino
Professor of Theology
PhD, Southern Methodist University, 2000  

Learn More

Download the program brochure for more information about the program format, degree plan, accreditation and distinctives that set ACU’s program apart. See also this information about Graduate School of Theology affordability and scholarships.

Degree Details

Required Hours

Program length: 2 years

Credit hours: 48

Current tuition per credit hour: $676

Example Coursework

Systematic Theology I

Contemporary Religious Thought

Research Problems in Theology

Theological Explorations


Graduate School of Theology

Application Deadlines

Fall: August 10

Summer & Spring: Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs ( or 325-674-2656)