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MA in Practical Theology

Regent University's Master of Arts in Practical Theology program aims to teach students about practical applications of Christianity and ways to guide others in their spiritual journey. Keep reading for more information about this degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Practical Theology

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Master of Arts in Practical Theology program at Regent University must have an interest in studying the Christian religion. Students should also be strong leaders and critical thinkers when applying their religious and biblical knowledge to daily life. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; some programs have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's MA in Practical Theology program is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the Bible and the Christian religion. Students have the opportunity to study topics such as the Old and New Testaments and the history of the Church. They might also discuss Christian theology and doctrines as well as other topics related to religion and its modern-day applications. This coursework is designed to prepare students to be ministry leaders. Students may choose from the following concentrations within this master's degree program:

  • Church and Ministry
  • Marketplace Ministry
  • Missiology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Worship & Media

Learning Format:

Online or on campus

Program Length:

48 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Practical Theology:

The MA in Practical Theology program requires 48 credit hours that include foundational courses as well as credits within students' chosen concentration. There's also a capstone that consists of an internship experience in spiritual formation. Degree requirements and course descriptions are subject to change; contact Regent University directly to confirm all requirements before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Courses (30 credits)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Unity of the Bible
  • Foundations for Biblical Mission
  • Leadership in Church & Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation Foundations
  • Christian Theology
  • Pneumatology
  • Church History 1 or 2

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • These courses depend on which concentration a student selects.

Capstone (6 credits)

  • Spiritual Formation Internship
  • Spiritual & Vocational Integration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students interested in furthering their education after earning their Master of Arts in Practical Theology may be interested in applying to a related doctoral degree program. A doctorate in this field may assist graduates in assuming higher leadership roles in ministry or may qualify graduates for teaching and research roles in this field. Available programs include:

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Renewal Theology

Career Paths:

Graduates of Regent University's MA in Practical Theology program may have an enhanced knowledge of Christianity and the ability to apply that knowledge to roles as ministry leaders who help others in their daily lives. Completion of this master's degree program may qualify graduates to pursue careers in the following areas:

  • Church leader
  • Christian educator
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist

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