Master of Arts in Applied Theology

Master of Arts in Applied Theology

The Master of Arts in Applied Theology is a 36-credit hour program designed to provide training and understanding of the practical sides of ministry.  Depending on the courses chosen, a graduate with an Applied Theology degree will have skills in: Bible interpretation, Sermon and Bible Study construction, pastoral and biblical counseling, personal evangelism and principles of organization and administration.

The Master of Arts in Applied Theology comprises three parts for the student to complete or provide proof of completion.

  • Core Requirements – 24 hours (Courses that in Applied Theology)
  • Electives – 6 hours (Any courses that we offer in any department)
  • Project/Practicum – 6 hours


Core Concentration Courses

Core concentration courses provide the core study for your major. For the Master of Arts in Applied Theology, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of BUS, CNS, CED, ECM, PRE, and PTH. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 34-52.

  • THE630 Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible (required)
  • BUS726 Ministry Development: Vision and Strategy
  • CED511 Dynamic Teaching Methods
  • CNS531 Biblical Counseling
  • PRE601 Homiletics 1: Preparing Biblical Messages
  • PTH502 Discipleship and Mentoring
  • PTH605 Spiritual Formation and Personal Growth
  • PTH701 Leadership Principles