Master of Arts in Theological Studies

This degree has been designed so that the person who has a basic grasp of Bible doctrine may build on that foundation and gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for the greatness of God and His revelation to people. This program examines theology from the viewpoints of what the Bible teaches, a doctrine’s historical development, the various denominational formulations of that doctrine, and the different emphases and viewpoints currently held. The student may choose to emphasize Systematic Theology or Christian Thought.

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours of Bible and theology at the undergraduate level, or their equivalent, is required before admission will be granted to the M.A. in Theological Studies program. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher is expected in one’s undergraduate work. Students are permitted to transfer a maximum of 12 acceptable graduate credits into this program.

Graduation Requirements

A candidate in the M.A. in Theological Studies program must have completed all courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and must have completed all requirements pertaining to the degree program. This program requires 36 hours of graduate study, at least 18 of which must be in Theological Studies.

M.A. by Module and Online Courses

Students may complete the M.A. in Theological Studies degree in residence, or they may complete the degree without relocating to the Ankeny area by taking only module and online courses. After completing 9 credits, module/online students must apply to a degree program and be assigned a resident faculty advisor.

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