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Master of Arts in Theological Studies

In today's pluralistic world, the ability to speak intelligently about matters of faith is important.

In addition, today's churches find themselves faced with the complex needs of an increasingly diverse and diffused congregation. This kind of cultural and ecclesial environment demands laypersons and vocational clergy who are theologically learned and steeped in the church's scripture and history.

Malone's M.A. in Theological Studies (MATS) is designed to deepen your understanding of scripture and theology and to encourage you to reflect on how this knowledge can help you serve both your church and the wider culture.

The Program

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies is a 36-hour degree designed specifically to prepare non-ordained church staff, lay leadership and para-church leaders. Courses are taught at a high level and are carefully crafted to link theoretical knowledge with real ministry situations. At every stage, students are pushed to consider the implications of their study for their own church situation. The MATS program is designed primarily to serve non-ordained church and para-church ministry leaders; however some denominations will regard the degree as an appropriate credential for ordination. Program participants should consult their church or denominational leadership for guidance in this area.

Graduate and Professional Studies Enrollment
2600 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton OH 44709
Doug Gregory, Graduate Recruiter