Master a chosen subject through focused study in an area of concentration. Root that mastery in a deep, broad, and nuanced understanding of Scripture, theology, and history developed through our core curriculum.
The Master of Arts in Theological Studies Is …
Foundational: Lay a firm foundation for thoughtful, robust, and authentic faith with our Foundational Core courses.
Focused: Choose from twelve concentrations, allowing you to pursue a burning question or gain specific expertise for further study.
Integrative: Learn to bring your faith to bear on all aspects of life and work, building a more integrated understanding of vocation and identity.
Students who take this program typically …
- are seeking vocational discernment, spiritual formation, or renewed vision for a previous career;
- are preparing for certain types of church or parachurch work; or
- are pursuing further academic work.
Graduates go on to do a wide variety of things: many undertake further study, enter church or parachurch work, follow newly discovered passions, or return to previous careers. Whatever they choose to do, MA in Theological Studies graduates leave Regent with a confident new perspective and restored motivation for engaging God’s call on their life.
Your application must show us that you have the experience and the skills necessary to complete graduate-level academic work.
This usually means that you have completed a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 (out of 4). However, we will consider your application if you are at least 28 years old and you can show that your life experience (including work and education) is equivalent to a university degree.
For documents and more information about the application process, visit our Admission Requirements page.
|Credit Hours||Completion Time||Program Costs||Distance Education|
|60||Full course load:
6 years max
A full course load is equivalent to 12 credits per term.
The cost of tuition for the 2020–2021 academic year is $505 per credit hour.
The total tuition for the MA in Theological Studies program is $30,300 (60 credit hours at $505 per credit hour).
For a breakdown of associated fees and costs of living, view our sample budget.
You can take up to 20 credits of courses through Distance Education while you are completing the MA in Theological Studies, but no more than 6 of those credits may be Foundational Core courses.
All students are required to take our Foundational Core courses. Most students also choose to concentrate in one area and take courses that support their work in that concentration. Some students choose the “no concentration” option and study more widely.
To graduate with an MA in Theological Studies, you must complete a final project. This project takes different forms in different concentrations, but it typically involves a comprehensive exam, a thesis, or an integrative project.
You will be awarded the MA in Theological Studies degree when you have successfully completed 60 credit hours of study, including your final project, with a GPA of at least 3.0 (B).