The Master of Arts in Applied Theology develops theological and philosophical literacy through the reading of significant, transformational texts and critical reflection on key theological ideas. With a focus on practice-oriented engagement, you’ll be challenged to apply theology to life issues in the marketplace and in the church. The program also offers you the opportunity to participate in national and international study and mission opportunities to develop social imagination and stimulate global awareness. 

Coursework will include 24 hours of core seminars and 12 hours of elective seminars.

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

  • The Social and Historical World of the Ancient Near East
  • The World of Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament
  • The Voices of the Twentieth-Century Prophets
  • Ten Theologians that Speak From the Grave
  • In Search of Yourself
  • The Art of Communication
  • Secular and Spiritual Trends in the Post-Christendom City


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


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