Regent University

MA in Practical Theology - Missiology

Regent University's Master of Arts in Practical Theology has a Missiology concentration for students who aspire to become leaders within mission-focused ministries or organizations. Read on to learn more about this graduate program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Missiology

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

This Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Missiology program is especially geared towards candidates who are spiritually mature with an enduring interest in missionary work. Applicants to all master's degree programs at Regent University need to have at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent; additional requirements may apply to some programs.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Missiology degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in mission-focused ministry work. The coursework in this program is presented by faculty who are pioneers in the field and provides a solid foundational curriculum in biblical study and spiritual development, as well as a thorough look at missiology in local and global contexts. Students will have the opportunity to examine many different aspects of practical mission work, its functions and goals, and methods for more effective communication across social, political, and cultural boundaries. This concentration's flexible curriculum allows students to focus on the areas most relevant to their professional goals, and culminates with a vocational internship.

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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Coursework for a Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Missiology:

This Master of Arts in Practical Theology program contains 48 credit hours total, consisting of the Practical Theology core (30 credit hours), an additional 12 credit hours of concentration courses, and two capstone courses (6 credit hours). Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Practical Theology Core 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
  • Students choose one:
    • Church History I
    • Church History II

Missiology Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students select four courses from the university's 600-level Missiology courses

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • Spiritual Formation Internship
  • Spiritual & Vocational Integration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates of this degree program may have an interest in pursuing further study of practical theology at the doctorate level. Students may choose to continue with an advanced study of missiology, or may focus on a subject relevant to the profession, such as cross-cultural studies. A doctorate may also open the door towards a leadership position within a ministry or religious organization. Some programs to consider include:

  • Ph.D. in Renewal Theology
  • Ph.D. in Practical Theology (with a concentration in Evangelism or Missiology)
  • Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Career Paths:

This Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Missiology degree program is intended to prepare graduates for a career in practical ministry. Through coursework that covers mission-focused vocational skills, the successful graduate might find themselves ready to seek a position like the following:

  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Missions director
  • Nonprofit or faith-based ministry worker
  • Missions consultant

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