2019-2020 University Catalog

Theological Studies, M.A.

Program of Studies

Required: 48 semester credits; minimum 3.0 GPA.

Spiritual Formation

SF 511Principles of Spiritual Formation I

2

Total Credit Hours:2

English Bible

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 503Acts, Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 504Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Theology

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

TH 720Readings in Ethics

2

TH 628Contemporary Theologies

2

TH 722Studies in Ecclesiology

2

 

TH 742Colloquium in Christian Theology

3

OR

TH 840Thesis I

2

TH 842Thesis II

2

 

HTH 703Patristic and Medieval Theology

3

HTH 704Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology

3

Total Credit Hours:23

Electives

Select 8 credits from the list below:

HTH 707Evangelical Christianity & the American Experience

3

HTH 715Traditions in Christian Spirituality

2

IS 642Theology of Cultural Engagement

2

IS 701Christian Theology and World Religions

3

BTH 633Methods in Biblical Theology

3

BTH 733New Testament Quotations from the Old Testament

3

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 48

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Advanced Standing Option

For those students who qualify for advanced standing, up to 12 hours of credits may be waived with credit. See the process for “Advanced Standing – Waiver of Course and Credit”

Courses eligible for waiver in the MATS degree are as follows:

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 503Acts, Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 504Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation

3

Qualifying MATS students may also pursue select substitutions of advanced level coursework. The substitutions must be approved by the seminary Dean, by using the Program Adjustment Form. The following are the specific substitutions which may be pursued by qualifying students: