Overview

The Master of Arts (Theological Studies) allows options for concentrated study in church history, doctrine, ethics, philosophy and systematic theology. This degree has a General Academic option (coursework only) and a Research option (with a modern research language and a thesis). This is a 60 hour program.

 

Program Goals

  • Understand the essential content, historical development, and philosophical, and ethical dimensions of Christian theology.
  • Understand the scriptural basis, historical development, and contemporary relevance of the Wesleyan theological perspective.
  • Relate Christian theology, history, philosophy, and ethics to contemporary issues and Christian ministry.
  • Commit to cultivate holy love of God and neighbor demonstrated by a knowledge of and practice in the Christian disciplines including works of service, with particular attention to a Wesleyan understanding of the means of grace. 

Degree Map

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Hrs Course ID Course Name
Early
3 CD501 Vocation of Ministry (must be taken in initial 21 hrs at ATS)
3 MS501 Missional Formation (must be taken in initial 21 hrs at ATS)
3 CH501 Church History—One
3 CH502 Church History—Two [PRQ: CH501]
3 CS601 Christian Ethics
3 TH501 Basic Christian Doctrine
3 PH501 Philosophy of the Christian Religion
3 NT520 / OT520 New Testament Introduction -or- Old Testament Introduction
3 Theological Studies Elective Choose a course from the following nomenclatures: CH, CS, PH, TH
3 Theological Studies Elective Choose a course from the following nomenclatures: CH, CS, PH, TH
Final
3 TH601 Theology of John Wesley
3 NT520 / OT520 New Testament Introduction -or- Old Testament Introduction
3 NT(IBS)510/511 NT(IBS)510 Matthew -or- NT(IBS)511 Mark
3 TH701 Contemporary Theology [PRQ: TH501]
3 Theological Studies Elective Choose a course from the following nomenclatures: CH, CS, PH, TH
3 Theological Studies Elective Choose a course from the following nomenclatures: CH, CS, PH, TH
3 Theological Studies Elective Choose a course from the following nomenclatures: CH, CS, PH, TH
As Needed
3 Elective Course
3 Elective Course
3 Elective Course