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Best 48 Master's Degrees in Theology 2019

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Theology is a fascinating study of religious traditions throughout the centuries and their effects on world economics, politics and history. While some students may go on to work within a specific faith, others can use this degree to deepen their understanding of the divine as well as of people’s beliefs.

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VID Specialized University

Would you like a thorough knowledge of theological issues and learn to work independently with theological subjects in an academic context? ... [+]

The study programme has two academic traditions at the centre of its academic approach. First, theology, understood as the historical study of the Bible and the Christian tradition, combined with a contextual approach towards how religious faith and practices are lived out locally and globally today. Second, religious studies, which broadens its scope also towards other religious traditions and other religious texts. Common for the approaches is a common methodological interest for the study of texts and contexts, the interest for religious encounters, and a focus on contextual and lived religion.

Content and Admission Requirements Master of theology and religious studies, specialization in theology ... [-]
Norway Oslo Bergen Sandnes Stavanger  + 1 More
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Vancouver School of Theology

The Master of Divinity and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore ... [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The Master of Divinity, and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Many other denominations accept all or part of this degree program, though some require at least a year in their denominational schools. Students should check with their denomination for specific ordination requirements.

A graduate of the MDiv program at VST will be equipped and prepared to exercise a vocation of theological scholarship in the service of the flourishing of God’s people:... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Deusto

In the 21st century, far from having detached us from the past, the memory of what we were is one of the most burning battlefields. We are what we remember, what we tell ... [+]

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In the 21st century, far from having detached us from the past, the memory of what we were is one of the most burning battlefields.

We are what we remember, what we tell ourselves we were and what our ancestors died for. Thousands of years ago, people in the Middle East decided to put in writing, for the first time in history, the questions that do not expire.

This is how the Bible was born. These universal texts have had a decisive influence on the way we live, how we think, and how we hope and survive not only in religious traditions that accept them as sacred texts but, above all, in paintings, literature, films, music, ideas, etc., which are part of the universal culture and heritage.... [-]

Spain Bilbao
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
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Africa International University

The Master of Divinity program is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church ... [+]

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service.

The program draws from various divisions of the theological disciplines, thus allowing the program to give the student the option to concentrate on one area of emphasis or specialization.

Students in the program can pursue any one of the following emphases: Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Church History, Missions, Pastoral, Theological and Translation Studies.

On the other hand, a student can pursue a general area of study without taking any emphasis.... [-]

Kenya Nairobi
May 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Grand Canyon University

The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides the foundation for advanced study and a successful career in church leadership (evening classes are also offered on campus). ... [+]

The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides the foundation for advanced study and a successful career in church leadership (evening classes are also offered on campus).

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary's pastorally oriented curriculum emphasizes the significance of the gospel, the church and the kingdom of God. Prepare for your mission and capture the crucial components of a well-rounded theological education that inspire a life of faithful ministry. In our Master of Divinity program, you are exposed to a profound depth of ministry training and biblical and theological study to increase your wisdom.

From a scholarly perspective, you investigate Christian doctrine, biblical interpretation, leadership and pastoral care. Through a progression of learning, you also gain insight in the areas of Christian ethics, preaching, and apologetics. The MDiv Residency is strategically designed to further your learning in a conference-style environment at key points within the program of study. During MDiv Residency, you are equipped to minister with wisdom and sensitivity in the local church and other Christian organizations.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Online
Clarks Summit University Online

The 94-credit, online Master of Divinity program at Baptist Bible Seminary is a professional ministry degree that prepares men and women for Christian leadership through ... [+]

Clarks Summit University’s online Master’s Degrees are designed with the adult learner in mind. CSU’s course layout and eight-week sessions allow students to earn their Master’s Degree while pursuing what God has for them now. Each class will allow you to engage with your coursework and peers when you decide to allow you the flexibility to control your schedule.

Graduate students will benefit from the core values of CSU’s mission statement as they prepare to either advance within their current employment or transition into a new ministry or career opportunity. Each program’s core provides the framework of higher education for all of our students. This will prepare them for a:... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 years
Online
L’Université Catholique Du Congo

In 1996, the Standing Committee of the Bishops of the Congo approved a new organization of studies at the Faculty of Theology, which came into force in October of the sam ... [+]

In 1996, the Standing Committee of the Bishops of the Congo approved a new organization of studies at the Faculty of Theology, which came into force in October of the same year. The reform began with a review of the program of the Department of Theology and Humanities, whose initial twofold objective was the theological formation of religious and lay students who were not destined for the priestly life and the inculturation of the The gospel through the integration, in theological formation, of human sciences attentive to the milieu and cultural traditions.

Without abandoning this double concern, the Standing Committee of Bishops reaffirms that the Church needs the lay people trained in theology, and stresses that the formation of the latter must be the same as for the priests (except, of course, the Matters connected with the priestly ministry). There will be no special program either for the laity or for the priests. For all, he will be the same at all levels: Graduate, License, Diploma of Approfondies (DEA), Doctorate.... [-]

Congo, DR Kinshasa
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty

Graduates are equipped with a knowledge of Christian theology in its historical, systematic, and practical dimensions. They are capable of working with biblical texts in ... [+]

Graduates are equipped with a knowledge of Christian theology in its historical, systematic, and practical dimensions. They are capable of working with biblical texts in the original languages and are proficient in the hermeneutics of Christian texts, with a particular emphasis on the tradition of the Reformation, and in dialogue with other Christian traditions, with philosophy, and with the social sciences. They are familiar with the phenomenology of religion, with the traditional world religions and with new religious movements.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance examination takes place in one round and has only an oral part.

The interview tests applicants' knowledge of biblical theology (including the original languages), systematic theology, historical theology, world religions, and philosophy.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Theology & Religious Studies research master's program offers students the opportunity to study theology, both contextual and classical, at an advanced level. Our ... [+]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies (Research)

The Theology & Religious Studies research master's program offers students the opportunity to study theology, both contextual and classical, at an advanced level. Our dedicated teaching staff consists of leading scholars from within VU University Amsterdam. They participate in national and international networks in their fields and provide state of the art expertise to make sure you are ready to meet the academic challenges ahead.At VU University Amsterdam you can choose to do theological research in the following disciplines: Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatics, Ecumenics, World Religions, Philosophy of Religion, Practical Theology, and the Social- Scientific Study of Religion. The specialization you choose will define the content of your personal Theology & Religious Studies (research) program.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Universidad Pontificia Comillas

The Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology is a postgraduate program (MA in Theology). As such, a certain level of knowledge and skill from previous study (Bachelor's Degre ... [+]

Licenciatura en Teología (Máster en Teología)

La Licenciatura en Teología (S.T.L.) es un estudio de postgrado (máster en Teología). Presupone los conocimientos y las destrezas adquiridas en estudios anteriores (Bachillerato en Teología; Master in Divinity y equivalentes). El estudiante concentra su interés sobre un campo más acotado de estudio dentro de las diversas áreas de la teología católica. Está estructurada en un plan cíclico de dos años.

Capacita a los alumnos para poder abordar con competencia cualquier asunto relativo a su especialidad. Está estructurada como iniciación a la investigación, en cada uno de los campos de atención, según la metodología teológica requerida por cada área. Se atiende de manera especial a una profundización de la doctrina católica, tomada de la Sagrada Escritura y de la tradición, para contribuir a presentar cada vez con más claridad el misterio de Cristo atendiendo a los grandes movimientos culturales contemporáneos. Se presta especial atención a los temas fronterizos, interdisciplinares y de actualidad, sin olvidar la riqueza de la Tradición cristiana.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Université Francophone du Congo

Master of Science in Religions ... [+]

Master of Science in Religions

UFRACO will use all possible means to achieve its objectives by intensifying conferences, seminars, symposiums, scientific days. And as a university linked to the Bologna process, the LMD system, through the mobility of its students and professors with other universities attached to the system.

UFRACO adopts the following philosophy:

1) Facilitate the mobility of students and learners in Central Africa and the Great Lakes in particular as well as throughout the world. 10 2) To make the training offerings of African countries legible, visible and predictable; 3) Valuing African formations on a global scale and making them compatible, adoptable and adaptable to knowledge and practiced rigorously in all other countries. It is the national program, plus the cross-curricular courses, but the system is that of License , Master and Doctorate (LMD). However, we will closely follow the different orientations of the Ministry of Trustees on this system.... [-]

Congo, DR Goma
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Columbia International University Online

The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialize ... [+]

At Columbia International University, Scripture informs every subject you study and will allow you to develop your own understanding of the word, an understanding that is firmly rooted in God's truth. Our 78-hour Master of Divinity allows you to complete your degree in three years, with a focus on the concentration of your choice. Plus, our competitive tuition rates makes CIU's M.Div. one of the most affordable in the Southeast. The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares you for a ministry of proclaiming God’s Word as a senior or associate pastor.... [-]

USA Columbia
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Godbold Graduate School of Business

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is housed in the School of Divinity and requires completion of the 60-hour core, 6 hours biblical studies electives, 6 hours historical/theologi ... [+]

Master of Divinity - Master of Business Administration

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is housed in the School of Divinity and requires completion of the 60-hour core, 6 hours biblical studies electives, 6 hours historical/theological electives, 3 hours practical ministry electives of the M.Div. degree and the 36-hour M.B.A. degree. This degree is designed to offer ministry students the opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise in areas that will enhance the students' ministry. Students will register for these courses through the Divinity School and will be awarded the dual degrees upon completion of the requirements for both degrees.

Purpose

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is designed to enhance the administrative skills and expertise of ministers by permitting them to earn a second degree, the M.B.A., instead of the usual M.Div. concentration.... [-]

USA Boiling Springs
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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The King's University

The MPT degree program seeks to Prepare men and women for specialized ministry within the local church, church-related agencies, and the community. ... [+]

Program Objectives

The MPT degree program seeks to:

Prepare men and women for specialized ministry within the local church, church related agencies, and the community; Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to perform effectively the ministry to which they are called; Increase biblical and theological understanding necessary to undergird these specialized ministries; Provide professional training that is enjoined by the ministry of the Holy Spirit; and Provide supervised ministry training for those entering specialized ministries. Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of The MPT, students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of Scripture a... [-]
USA Southlake
September 2019
Full-time
48 hours
Campus
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Maitripa College

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professiona ... [+]

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. Scholastic and contemplative training forms a stable foundation for skillfully enacting culturally- relevant wisdom and compassion. Candidates are prepared for a life of service and leadership in the non-profit sector and traditional chaplaincy roles within Buddhist, interfaith, or secular institutions and communities.

At the core of the degree curriculum are the three pillars of higher education at Maitripa – Scholarship, Meditation, and Community Service. The Master of Divinity degree is designed for students seeking a practical, in-depth, and critical understanding of Buddhist thought, with a strong emphasis on real-life application, both internally and in service to the community. The program couples meditative training and active service in community partnerships with a core philosophical curriculum designed to ground the student in Buddhist principles, logic, philosophical arguments, meditative techniques, and methodologies of the academic study of religion. The synthesis of this training and study informs personal and professional applications of Buddhist orientations to concepts of self and other, the wish to alleviate suffering, and interdependence at local and global levels.... [-]

USA Portland
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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