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MA in Practical Theology - Marketplace Ministry

Regent University's Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Marketplace Ministry focuses on teaching students how to incorporate their faith into the workplace. Read on to learn more about this degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Marketplace Ministry

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants of this Master of Arts in Practical Theology program with a specialization in Marketplace Ministry should be interested in learning more about practical applications of religious study. They may also have an interest in organizational behavior and nonprofit management. 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 a specialization in Marketplace Ministry is designed to teach students how to apply their religious studies practically in the workplace. In addition to courses in the School of Divinity, students will also have the opportunity to take courses from the Leadership and Business school and the Robertson School of Government. They might select courses on business and management that could provide them with a better understanding of organizational structure. Students could also learn how to come up with practical solutions to managerial challenges and study strategies for motivating teams and colleagues and coaching others on how to combine their faith into their work.

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 Marketplace Ministry:

Regent University's MA in Practical Theology program is made up of 48 credit hours. Students will complete 30 credits of foundational courses as well as 12 credits specific to Marketplace Ministry. There is also a 6-credit final capstone project. 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)

  • Models of Biblical Discipleship
  • Technology for Ministry Coaching
  • Students select two of the following:
    • Managing Not-for-Profit & Faith-Based Organizations
    • Social Media & Internet Marketing
    • Organizational Development: Consulting, Design, Intervention & Evaluations
    • Organizational Communication, Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
    • Strategic Thinking, Planning & Organizational Change
    • Innovation & Technological Success

Capstone (6 credits)

  • Spiritual Formation Internship
  • Spiritual & Vocational Integration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have successfully finished this program, graduates may choose to seek a doctorate in a related field. This degree could assist graduates in obtaining a higher leadership role within a faith or business organization or, if the graduate is interested in teaching, qualify him or her for a professorship at a college or university. Some possible doctoral degree 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 program with a specialization in Marketplace Ministry could have enhanced their knowledge of the spirit and Christianity and gained an understanding of how to combine their faith into the workplace. These skills might allow them to become a faith coach for others or to take on a management role in a business or other organization. The completion of this master's degree may qualify graduates for careers like:

  • Not-for-profit manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business manager
  • Ministry leader

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