Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.)


The M.A.T.S. is offered for


    1. Individuals who want to deepen their understanding of the content of the Christian faith so they can integrate the Christian faith more effectively in professional vocations and volunteer ministry settings. Such individuals may include those wishing to take a divinity degree in conjunction with a primary graduate degree taken in another school of the university.
    2. Individuals already serving in permanent positions in ministry settings in financial and other managerial roles who wish to gain a better understanding of the content of the Christian faith.
    3. International students who have received ministerial training in their home country whose governing body wishes them to study in the United States.

The faculty does not consider the M.A.T.S program adequate preparation for Ph.D. studies, so students wishing to use the M.A.T.S for this purpose will not be admitted. Click here for an explanation.

Enrollment in the program is limited to 10 percent of the student body. Applicants must state in writing that they are not seeking to prepare for traditional church ministry.

Click here for comprehensive information on the Master of Arts in Theological Studies curriculum.