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M.A. - Applied Theology

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  The Master of Arts in Applied Theology develops theological and philosophical literacy through the reading of significant, cutting edge books and critical reflection on key theological ideas. Students focus on a praxis-oriented engagement of life issues encountered in the market place and under the steeple.

The M.A.A.T program also provides opportunity for students to  participate in national and international study and mission opportunities that will develop the social imagination and stimulate a global awareness.

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The program nurtures the spiritual journey and faith pilgrimage of students through searching questions of biblical and ethical accountability all the while enhancing individual leadership skills.

Core Seminars (24 hours) (Course Descriptions) (Seminar Schedule)

  • REL 509: The Old Testament Foundations for Christian Life and Service
  • REL 510: The New Testament Foundations for Christian Life and Service
  • REL 511: Themes in Biblical Theology
  • REL 515: Ethical Issues in the Twenty-First Century
  • REL 520: The Ideas and Kairos Moments of Church History through the Ages (annual Oxford University travel seminar)
  • REL 530: Foundations in Spirituality and Worship
  • REL 533: Love, Grief, and Anger
  • REL 540: The Art of Leadership

Elective Seminars (12 hours)

  • REL 505: TheSocial and Historical World of the Ancient Near East
  • REL506: The World of Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament
  • REL521: The Voices of the Twentieth-Century Prophets
  • REL 525: Ten Theologians that Speak From the Grave
  • REL 531: In Search of Yourself
  • REL 542: The Art of Communication
  • REL 560: Secular and Spiritual Trends in the Post-Christendom City


  • Elective Thesis (12 hours)
  • REL600: Research and Writing (3 hours)
  • REL630: A Readings Course in the Subject Area of Thesis (3 hours)
  • REL665: Thesis (6 hours)


  • “Bi-vocational” elective (12 hours)
  • Business (12 hours)
  • Counseling (12 hours)

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