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Best 47 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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Drew University

Rooted in the long tradition of Wesleyan and Methodist commitment to higher education, Drew’s MDiv prepares a learned Christian leadership in and for the world. Whether i ... [+]

Answer the Call

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is a 78-credit degree program that provides professional graduate education for those seeking to be:

Ordained pastors or deacons Congregational leaders Community organizers or activists Chaplains in hospital, university or prison settings

Rooted in the long tradition of Wesleyan and Methodist commitment to higher education, Drew’s MDiv prepares a learned Christian leadership in and for the world. Whether in full-time or bi-vocational ministry, graduates of this flexible and innovative program will be rooted in the Christian story and traditions, capable of effective and creative leadership and spiritually and socially resourceful for cultivating the radical gospel of Jesus Christ in, with and for the world.... [-]

USA Madison
August 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
30 - 48 months
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
English
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
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
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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
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 years
Online
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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
English
Full-time
Campus
Online
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University of St Andrews

The Distance Learning PG Diploma/MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World is a part-time virtual learning programme that connects biblical and theological studies with o ... [+]

The Distance Learning PG Diploma/MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World is a part-time virtual learning programme that connects biblical and theological studies with other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Bible and the Contemporary World is also offered as a full-time residential programme.

The PGDip/MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World is a part-time distance learning programme aimed at both lay people seeking personal development and clergy seeking continued professional development.

Highlights Gain an understanding of how public issues and culture both shape and are shaped by Christian theology, biblical interpretation and practice. Join an international and interdenominational group of 20 to 25 students, most of whom are lay people. A residential study week in St Andrews starts each module with lectures and seminar discussions and allows you to meet your fellow participants and tutors. Opens possibilities for future doctoral work in fields such as practical theology or for those who seek to deepen their critical thinking in careers (often in the voluntary sector) that have a religious dimension. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
English
Part-time
18 - 60 months
Online
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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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The one-year Master's program Theology and Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. In this master's you will be prepared for a professional career with ... [+]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies

The one-year Master's program Theology and Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. In this master's you will be prepared for a professional career within or outside religious institutions. You can choose from various specializations that each focus on their own field. You will not only follow courses in which you reflect on a specific field or professional context; an internship is an obligatory part of this master's as well. Of course, you will write a thesis to finish your master's program. Throughout the program, you will be actively coached in your study progress and personal development.The five specializations to choose from are:... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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English
Full-time
1 year
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
French
Full-time
Campus
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The King's University

This concentration seeks to: Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; ... [+]

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; Provide a knowledge of Judaism and Christianity and the relationship between these religious traditions; Provide a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology and practice; Equip students with practical ministry skills in the areas of Messianic Jewish leadership, teaching, preaching, worship, counseling, and administration; Assist students in developing a theology of Messianic Jewish ministry; Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences; and Encourage students to develop their unique spiritual gifts and to integrate these gifts into their theological studies and Messianic Jewish ministry. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA Southlake
September 2019
English
Full-time
78 hours
Campus
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Criswell College

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational mini ... [+]

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational ministry. We strive to achieve this objective by ensuring that the curriculum provides students with the combined components of a Christian worldview as well as distinctly Baptist convictions. Specifically, then, students who graduate from this program will be prepared for activity in future venues such as the pastorate, chaplaincy, missions, or education.

Minimum Degree Requirements (90 Hours) Biblical Studies And Languages (39 Hours) BIB 501 Bible Introduction BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics GRK 501 Greek I GRK 502 Greek II HEB 501 Hebrew I HEB 502 Hebrew II NTS 501 New Testament Introduction I NTS 601 New Testament Introduction II OTS 501 Old Testament Introduction I OTS 601 Old Testament Introduction II ... [-]
USA Dallas
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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MF Norwegian School of Theology

Master of Theology is a two-year programme that focuses on various theological subjects. You can either examine the full range of theological disciplines or specialise in ... [+]

Language of Instruction: English

General Informations

The programme Master of Theology as a whole will give the student:

in-depth knowledge in fields relevant to academic theological study and research

an academic and interdisciplinary understanding

the ability for independent academic reflection, methodical study of academic literature and written presentation thereof

insight on the philosophy of science and methodological questions, and experience in conducting independent scientific studies

a basis for further academic research

necessary skills for working in school, church and society

a better foundation for communicating academic theological insights in dialogue ... [-]
Norway Oslo
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Heythrop College - University Of London

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as ... [+]

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis.

The degree attracts a wide range of students – those engaged in the study and practice of religion, and those whose professional life involves philosophical and ethical questions.

CORE MODULES Understanding Religion in the Age of Modernity Reason and Religion OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE ETHICS PATHWAY Foundations in Ethics Ethical Issues Today Bioethics and Sexual Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE PHILOSOPHIC PATHWAY Selected Themes in European Philosophy The Franciscan Spiritual Tradition: Faith, Reason and Spirituality OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE INTERRELIGIOUS STUDY PATHWAY Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought Contemporary Judaism Entry ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Yale School of Management

The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented ... [+]

PROGRAM FOR THE M.DIV. DEGREEThe degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) certifies completion of a program of theological studies designed primarily, although not exclusively, to prepare the candidate for ordination to the Christian ministry. The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church.PROGRAM FOR THE M.A.R. DEGREEThe degree of Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) certifies completion of a comprehensive program of study in preparation for one of the many forms of lay ministry or service, or completion of one of the concentrated programs of advanced offered by the School.About Yale School of ManagementThe mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. We pride ourselves on preparing men and women to combine rigorous business skills with a broader appreciation for the economic, social, and political factors that shape the global environment. We want to produce leaders who make a difference to their organizations and to their communities. The hallmark of our school is the learning experience we provide. ... [-]

USA New Haven New York
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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