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MA in Practical Theology - Interdisciplinary Studies

Regent University's Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies is intended to provide students with an advanced ministry education while allowing students the opportunity to create their own study plan and choose courses based on their personal area of interest. Keep reading to learn more about this theology degree.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Master of Arts in Practical Theology program with a specialization in Interdisciplinary Studies at Regent University should be interested in preparing for ministry-related careers. They may also be self-driven and able to plan and execute their own study plan. 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 with an Interdisciplinary Studies specialization is designed to shore up students' knowledge and understanding of the Christian religion and history. Students in this program will have the opportunity to develop their own course of study based on their personal areas of interest. Courses from the Divinity school, as well as up to two courses from other schools such as the business or government school, may be taken as part of their individualized degree plan. This degree program aims to teach students how to apply their religious studies to practical situations in their professional lives.

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 with a Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies:

In order to complete the MA in Practical Theology program, students will need to complete 48 credit hours of classes, including 30 credits of foundational courses, 12 credits of the student's choice to fulfill the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration, and 6 credits for their final capstone project. Part of the capstone will consist of an internship experience in spiritual formation. Exact 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
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Church History 1
    • Church History 2

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students select four 600-level Divinity courses

Capstone (6 credits)

  • Spiritual Formation Internship
  • Spiritual & Vocational Integration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students interested in furthering their education beyond this MA in Practical Theology degree could apply for a doctorate degree program in a related theology or ministry field. Depending on each individual student's educational and career goals, doctorate degrees could prepare them for senior-level pastoral leadership positions as well as education or research careers. Examples of available doctorate programs include:

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • PhD in Renewal Theology
  • PhD in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership

Career Paths:

Graduates of Regent University's MA in Practical Theology with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies may have an enhanced knowledge of practical applications for their religious studies. Since each degree plan will be individualized according to the student's interest, the career options for graduates of this program may vary; however, below are some examples of careers that graduates may be able to qualify for:

  • Missionary
  • Ministry specialist
  • Nonprofit leader
  • Christian educator
  • Discipleship specialist

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