Online Master of Arts in Theology

Best Online MAs in Theology 2018/2019

Theology

An online MA is an achievement of higher learning, accelerating a student’s education beyond the four-year bachelor level and into more focused areas of study. A program can range any number of years, and is dependent simply upon when students finish their coursework. A master’s degree can help students propel themselves more easily into their chosen careers.

What is an online MA in Theology? An MA in Theology is a field of study dedicated to a religion or studies of religious theory. There are a wide number of available concentrations in this arena, ranging anywhere from biblical studies and discipleship to global studies or simply theology on a broad scale. Classes may include the fundamentals of the Bible, the Christian church, pastoral counseling and scripture and the contemporary world. Courses from all religions and cultures are often available from various universities.

Gaining greater insight into this area can be beneficial for those looking to expand their spiritual knowledge and practice religious studies and teachings. It can prepare students for leadership/managerial positions or teaching roles through various institutions.

The cost of a master’s degree varies due to separate programs in differing universities. Narrowing down the college search and planning out a time frame for achieving a degree can help determine the overall cost.

Many students who complete an online MA in Theology carry on to extend their broader knowledge to other fields of teaching, whether in an educational arena or in ministry services. Many theological studies programs prepare students for work in clergy roles or theologian areas of expertise. However, teaching in these fields is also common, as is becoming a non-licensed counselor through an individual church setting.

The advent of online courses has created a grand opportunity for international online programs administered from many remote locations. To learn more about theology degrees, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Online Master of Arts (MA) in Religion

Concordia University Chicago - Online Degree Programs
Online Full time 6 semesters August 2019 USA River Forest

The Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) capitalizes on the rich Lutheran confession of Concordia University Chicago (CUC). It is an ideal way for church workers and laypersons to enrich their understanding of the Bible and Christian theology in an online format designed for people who work full time. [+]

MA, Religion

The Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) capitalizes on the rich Lutheran confession of Concordia University Chicago (CUC). It is an ideal way for church workers and laypersons to enrich their understanding of the Bible and Christian theology in an online format designed for people who work full time.

The program is taught in cohort groups who move through the 11 courses together. Each course is eight weeks in length; one course is taken at a time. Students may begin study in the fall or spring semester. No courses are taught in the summer.

Who benefits from the Master of Arts in Religion? Lutheran educators, deaconesses, Directors of Christian Education, missionaries, church workers, and laypersons. Holding an advanced degree may help LCMS church workers receive increased benefits from their employers. Informed Christian laypersons from any denomination who desire faithful, Confessional study of theology from professors who believe the Bible to be inerrant and authoritative. Retirees who wish to study God’s Word and Lutheran doctrine. Spouses of Lutheran church workers may utilize this education for effective service in their congregation. Who teaches the courses? ... [-]

Postgraduate arts in theology - remotely

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and graduates of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines University graduates, who they wish to deepen and develop their interdisciplinary training in a modern learning framework of Orthodox Theology. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 years or 3 semesters Title of studies: Postgraduate Diploma in Theology Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Method of Study: Distance Learning Minimum Credit Units: 36 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

Goals

To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and graduates of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines University graduates, who they wish to deepen and develop their interdisciplinary training in a modern learning framework of Orthodox Theology. To study the role of Christianity in the modern world, the historical and theological foundation of, the works of the great Fathers of the Church and the relationship of Orthodoxy with other denominations and religions. Special emphasis is on Christian education, the media and the ways in which theoretical developments can improve pedagogical practice. ... [-]

MA Religions and Education by distance learning

University Of Warwick Centre for Education Studies
Online Part time 2 - 5 years August 2019 United Kingdom Coventry

This course is unique in that it draws on the research and curriculum development expertise of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit. [+]

MA Religions and Education by distance learning

"This course is unique in that it draws on the research and curriculum development expertise of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit. (WRERU) WRERU has conducted major research projects for the European Commission, the Arts, and Humanities Research Council and many others."

Dr. Judith Everington, Course Leader

Suitable for

This flexible distance learning course is aimed at teachers of religious education and related subjects within different education systems, and those working with young people in a faith or belief context. The change of name of the degree from MA in Religious Education to MA in Religions and Education reflects the fact that the term ‘Religious Education ’ means different things in different countries. The Warwick MA course aims to meet the needs of those working in different education systems and reflects the varied approaches to religious diversity and education utilized by Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit. Some previous experience of religious studies at higher education level is preferred but not required. Each application is looked at on its own merits.... [-]


Master of Arts in Bible Exposition

Columbia International University Online
Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Columbia

The M.A. in Bible Exposition provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. [+]

The M.A. in Bible Exposition provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares students to teach or preach as a member of a church staff or as part of a para-church ministry.

OBJECTIVES

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Bible Exposition will be able to:

Practice sound exegesis and exposition of the biblical text Trace key themes in Scripture. Communicate biblical truth effectively. Admissions

For entrance into online studies, a bachelor's degree with a 2.5 GPA (with exceptions) is required. The Application Process consists of:

Online application Application essay (800-1,000 words) Reference from church leader who has known applicant for at least two years Official transcripts for bachelor's degree and any master's degree work $45 application fee International Student Requirements ... [-]

Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS)

Hebrew College
Online Full time Part time 4 - 6 semesters September 2018 USA Newton + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Jewish Studies degree gives you the keys to unlocking Judaism and Jewish texts and defining your own path of original study and research. [+]

Master of Arts in Jewish Education (MAJS) The Master of Arts in Jewish Studies degree gives you the keys to unlocking Judaism and Jewish texts and defining your own path of original study and research.

Students who earn this degree use it to enrich their personal knowledge of Judaism at an advanced level, advance professionally in Jewish communal organizations, build a foundation for rabbinic or cantorial study or prepare for a career in Jewish academic scholarship.

Course of Study

The MAJS degree can be completed through online learning, or if you live locally, you may select from a mix of online and on-campus courses. All students participate in two weeklong summer residential seminars, held on campus, during the course of their studies. As part of the course of study, students take 12 credits of text courses which require one hour of synchronous study with a fellow student.... [-]


MA Death Religion and Culture

University of Winchester
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MA Death, Religion and Culture explores the way in which death is the only inevitability of life. This universal reality is understood differently by different cultures and religious [+]

MA Death, Religion and Culture explores the way in which death is the only inevitability of life. This universal reality is understood differently by different cultures and religious traditions, and those understandings are played out in rituals of death, dying and bereavement.

Entry requirements: Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent

Start dates: September and January

Application process: UKPASS (full-time applicants only) or Direct Entry Application Form (part-time applicants only)

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Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

Columbia International University Online
Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Columbia

The M.A. (Theological Studies) provides you with an interdisciplinary knowledge of Biblical studies, church history, intercultural studies, and theology. [+]

The M.A. (Theological Studies) provides you with an interdisciplinary knowledge of Biblical studies, church history, intercultural studies, and theology. It prepares students to engage in research and analysis that is informed by those disciplines and contributes to the advance of ministry in the church, missions, or marketplace. This degree is offered in two different formats: Program 1 for college graduates with no previous studies in Bible or theology, and Program 2 for college graduates who have at least 30 semester hours of Bible, theology, or Church history.

OBJECTIVES

The M.A. in (Theological Studies) will equip you to:

Interpret and apply the Biblical text. Explain, evaluate, and apply Bible doctrine. Research and write for scholarly publication. OPPORTUNITIES ... [-]

MA in Islamic Studies

Islamic Online University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years March 2019 Gambia Banjul + 1 more

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. [+]

MA in Islamic Studies (MAIS)

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. This is an excellent opportunity for the BA students to continue, further, and enhance their understanding and knowledge of the religion. This graduate program consists of 18 courses, three semesters of six subjects each, and the master’s thesis in the fourth semester. The regular duration of the program is two years. Nevertheless, students may complete it within one and half years minimum. One can take a maximum of six years to complete the program. In general, higher education will enable students to expand their knowledge and skills, and be more effective and eloquent in speech and writing. For those who wish to enter the working field, higher education is a great asset in acquiring valuable and respected positions. To be specific, higher education in Islamic studies will provide the opportunity to earn beneficial knowledge that will enable one—by the will and mercy of Allah—to perfect their religion, and obtain the pleasure of Allah by seeking and spreading knowledge of His religion. It is, in fact, one of the ways to gain sadaqa jariya (continuous rewards). It is evident that the more one knows, the more one can share. And the more one shares, the more one can gain which enables to reach higher levels of paradise. The knowledgeable and the ignorant is never the same... [-]


MA Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online Full time 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London

This new programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. You will explore key themes such as ethnicity, gender, and the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities. [+]

Overview

Duration: 2 years

Start of programme: April / October

Mode of Attendance: Online

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies?

Recent political shifts in Muslim majority countries have put Muslim minorities in the spotlight and impacted upon their relationship with their host societies. This programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts.

You will explore the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities and the key themes of:... [-]


MA in Comparative Religion / Comparative Christian Theology

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 12 - 36 months Open Enrollment USA Washington Gambia Banjul Central African Republic Bangui + 5 more

EUCLID offers two closely related programs associated with its recognized expertise and intergovernmental mandate in the field interfaith studies and diplomacy. [+]

OVERVIEW:

As part of its mandate in the field of interfaith diplomacy, EUCLID offers to select students from the general public an external (distance or online) program called the EUCLID Master of Arts in Comparative Christian Theology. This program also exists (due to variations in the curriculum) as a Master of Arts in Comparative Religion. It should be noted that specialized programs in Interfaith Studies / Interreligious Diplomacy are also offered.

This online MA, representing 40 US credits (60 ECTS), is the world's only Master's degree program in this field offered by an intergovernmental organization, which also has a specific mandate and recognized expertise in interfaith diplomacy. In 2016, EUCLID received the first prize of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week (photo below) and continues to support a number of theological and interfaith initiatives such as Interfaith Cities.... [-]