MA: Theological Studies

HBU Online Learning Program


About the Degree

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is an integrated approach to Christian theological graduate education designed to prepare students for enhanced ministry, both lay and vocational, in their churches, and to prepare those who want to pursue further graduate study. In addition, we have a number of students in the program with non-theological vocational callings who study with us to enrich their own spiritual journey.

We value and draw from our Baptist heritage, but our faculty and students represent a range of evangelical traditions and denominations. Thus, we welcome anyone who would wish to study with us. Coursework exposes students to key questions and concerns in the fields of biblical studies, theology, and practical ministry. Drawing from our specific focus on the Bible, graduates of the MATS program from HBU can responsibly bring the ancient texts of Christian Scripture into dialogue with historical, theological, and contemporary concerns.

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Admission Requirements

Students must provide all official transcripts, a personal statement, and a resume/CV.

Transcripts should be sent from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. *If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-baccalaureate or graduate level transcripts will also be required.

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Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.

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