Master of Arts in Theological Studies

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Master of Arts in Theological Studies

 

The Master of Arts program is designed for men and women who desire to engage seriously in religious studies at the graduate level, but who do not desire ordination to the professional ministry. Three emphases (or concentrations) are offered within the M.A. curriculum in order to meet the individual interests and needs of students: Biblical Studies, Mission and Evangelism, and Christian Education.Admission

The personal and academic qualifications for the admission into the M.A. program are the same as those established for the Master of Divinity program.

 

Master of Arts in Theological Studies – Biblical Studies Emphasis (BSE)

Purpose

This program is a track designed for students whose purpose of study includes the following intentions:

  1. To develop competencies in biblical languages, exegesis, and interpretation of the Old Testament and New Testament.
  2. To understand the origin and tradition of the Reformed faith through Church History and Systematic Theology courses.
  3. To prepare themselves to pursue a higher degree in biblical, historical, or theological studies.

Curriculum

         
Division   Course   Unit
Biblical Languages BH 11   Hebrew I   4
BH 12   Hebrew II   4
BH 13   Intro to OT Exegesis   3
BG 11   Greek I   4
BG 12   Greek II   4
BG 13   Intro to NT Exegesis   3

Biblical Studies OT 11   Pentateuch or Samuel and Kings   4
OT 12   Prophets I or Prophets II   4
OT 13   Psalms or Wisdom Books   or
OT 14   OT Exegesis   4
NT 11   NT I (Synoptic Gospels)   4
NT 12   NT II (Acts and Pauline Epistles)   4
NT 13   NT III (Johannine Writings, Catholic Epistles)   or

Church History CH 11   Church History I (Early to Medieval)   4
CH 12   Church History II (Reformation to Awakening)   4

Systematic Theology ST 11   Hermeneutics and Prolegomena   4
ST 12   Doctrine of God and Man   4
ST 13   Doctrine of Christ and Salvation   4
ST 14   Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Church and Last Things   4
Philosophical and Ethical Theology   Apologetics   3
  Christian Ethics & Social Problems   4
Elective   19
  Total   96

(Add 19 units of elective courses to these)

 

Graduation Requirements for the M.A. in Theological Studies (Biblical Studies Emphasis) Program

 

Candidates for the Master of Arts degree will have met the following requirements for graduation:

  1. Completed all course requirements with minimum grade point average of 2.7, and with no grade below a “C-.”
  2. Successfully passed the Bible Knowledge Test.
  3. Submitted “Future Ministry Plan.”
  4. Settled all financial obligations with the ITS Administrative office.
  5. Completed all requirements for the degree within four years from the time of matriculation.

 

 

 

Master of Arts in Theological Studies – Mission and Evangelism Emphasis (MEE)

Purpose

This program is a track designed for students whose purpose of study includes the following intentions:

  1. To gain moderate competence in one biblical language (Greek or Hebrew).
  2. To obtain deeper knowledge of mission and evangelism as well as the knowledge of Biblical, historical, and theological studies.
  3. To prepare themselves to serve the Lord and His church in the mission field or to pursue a higher degree in the interest.

Curriculum

         
Division   Course   Unit
Biblical Languages BH 11   Hebrew I   4
BH 12   Hebrew II   4
BH 13   Intro to OT Exegesis   3
BG 11   Greek I   4
BG 12   Greek II   4
BG 13   Intro to NT Exegesis   3
Biblical Studies OT 11   Pentateuch or Samuel and Kings   4
OT 12   Prophets I or Prophets II   4
OT 13   Psalms or Wisdom Books   or
OT 14   OT Exegesis   4
NT 11   NT I (Synoptic Gospels)   4
NT 12   NT II (Acts and Pauline Epistles)   4
NT 13   NT III (Johannine Writings, Catholic Epistles)   or
Church History CH 11   Church History I (Early to Medieval)   4
CH 12   Church History II (Reformation to Awakening)   4
Systematic Theology ST 11   Hermeneutics and Prolegomena   4
ST 12   Doctrine of God and Man   4
ST 13   Doctrine of Christ and Salvation   4
ST 14   Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Church and Last Things   4
Educational Ministry ME 11   Cultural Anthropology   4
ME 12   Biblical Theology of Mission   4
ME 13   Urban Ministry & Evangelism   4
ME 14   Church Growth   4
ME 15   Cross-Cultural Ministry   4
ME 16   Contemporary Evangelism   4
Elective   17
  Total   96

(Add 17 units of elective courses to these)

Graduation Requirements for M.A. in Theological Studies (Mission and Evangelism Emphasis) Program

Candidates for the Master of Arts degree will have met the following requirements for graduation:

  1. Completed all course requirements with minimum grade point average of 2.7, and with no grade below a “C-.”
  2. Successfully passed the Bible Knowledge Test.
  3. Submitted “Future Ministry Plan.”
  4. Settled all financial obligations with the ITS Administrative office.
  5. Completed all requirements for the degree within four years from the time of matriculation.

 

Master of Arts in Theological Studies – Christian Education Emphasis (CEE)

Purpose

This program is a track designed for students whose purpose of study includes the following intentions:

  1. To gain a moderate competency in one biblical language (Greek or Hebrew).
  2. To obtain deeper knowledge of Christian Education as well as the knowledge of biblical, historical, and theological studies.
  3. To prepare themselves to serve the Lord and His church in the field of educational ministry or to pursue a higher degree in the interest.

Curriculum

         
Division   Course   Unit
Biblical Languages BH 11   Hebrew I   4
BH 12   Hebrew II   4
BH 13   Intro to OT Exegesis   3
BG 11   Greek I   4
BG 12   Greek II   4
BG 13   Intro to NT Exegesis   3

Biblical Studies OT 11   Pentateuch or Samuel and Kings   4
OT 12   Prophets I or Prophets II   4
OT 13   Psalms or Wisdom Books   4
NT 11   NT I (Synoptic Gospels)   4
NT 12   NT II (Acts and Pauline Epistles)   4
NT 13   NT III (Johannine Writings, Catholic Epistles)   or

Church History CH 11   Church History I (Early to Medieval)   4
CH 12   Church History II (Reformation to Awakening)   4

Systematic Theology ST 11   Hermeneutics and Prolegomena   4
ST 12   Doctrine of God and Man   4
ST 13   Doctrine of Christ and Salvation   or
ST 14   Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Church and Last Things   4

Educational Ministry EMU   Foundations of Christian Education   4
EM 12   Personality Development and Psychology   4
EM 13   Educational Program of the Church   4
EM 14   Faith Development   4
EM 15   Spirituality and Christian Education   4
EM 16   Creative Teaching Methods   4

Elective   17
  Total   96

 

(Add 17 units of elective courses to these)

Graduation Requirements for M.A. in Theological Studies (Christian Education Emphasis) Program

Candidates for the Master of Arts degree will have met the following requirements for graduation:

  1. Completed all course requirements with minimum grade point average of 2.7, and with no grade below a “C-.”
  2. Successfully passed the Bible Knowledge Test.
  3. Submitted “Future Ministry Plan.”
  4. Settled all financial obligations with the ITS Administrative office.
  5. Completed all requirements for the degree within four years from the time of matriculation.
 
 
 

 
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