MA: Theological Studies
HBU Online Learning Program
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. Course work 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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HBU offers students a higher education through its online Undergraduate and Graduate programs. By combining faith, reason, and liberal arts into one core curriculum, we’ve created an education that goes further than most.
An education that’s based not only on technical training, but the teachings of Christ, reason, and the past successes and failures of humanity. An education that puts our students on the fast track to being leaders, both in their careers and in their communities. HBU strives to send its students out into the world with a better understanding of how to live a fulfilling, accomplished, and righteous life.
Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.