An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.
Theology is a fascinating study of religious traditions throughout the centuries and their effects on world economics, politics and history. While some students may go on to work within a specific faith, others can use this degree to deepen their understanding of the divine as well as of people’s beliefs.
The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological deb
Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies
The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates relevant to Church and society.
Besides the focus on fundamental and methodological questions, the Master’s Degree offers a wide range of courses on specific subjects.
Tutorials and seminars strengthen your research expertise. At the same time, you acquire skills for a leadership or pastoral role and personally develop your theology.
In the Master’s thesis, you learn to make an independent contribution to theological research.
The program, taught in English, is designed for international students.
The Aga Khan University: Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers a distinctive way of understanding Mu
Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers:
A distinctive way of understanding Muslim civilisations as they have evolved over time.
Stresses the plurality and complexity of past and present Muslim cultures, studying them as part of world cultures.
Employs the tools of the social sciences and humanities as a framework for learning.
Within the disciplines of social sciences and humanities, our students study a number of subjects including, development studies, economics, political science, art, architecture, history, literature, comparative religion and law.
The MA programme consists of a number of core and elective courses which includes a field-based Language Immersion Programme (Arabic, Persian or Turkish), a Communications and Leadership Programme as well as fieldwork which contributes to a dissertation....
KU Leuven: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this i
Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in mind, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies insists on developing well-rounded and highly trained scholars with critical minds. The two-year Research Master equips students to function as experts in Church and society and prepares them for further research specifically oriented towards the Doctoral Program in Theology.
What is the Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religious Studies all about?
The Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion offers you a broad perspective on what theology and religious studies are all about. After graduation, you will have obtained a broad yet profound theoretical foundation in the great European traditions of thought and you will be able to move with ease as a dialogue partner in diverse theological fields....
This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theol
This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theological studies, ideal for those engaged in any service in the Church, either lay or ordained. It is particularly suitable for those in the early years of ministry or later where sabbatical leave enables further study and reflection. It is a distance learning course designed to fit around your work and other commitments.
The MA is normally open to those with a good theology degree. Depending on your previous qualifications and experience the course can usually be completed in three years.
You will study 7 level 7 modules, part-time over three years, relating theological knowledge to your professional & personal circumstances. You will be the engaged in the advanced study of key biblical passages and challenging theological texts. You will reflect on the theory and practice of mission, evangelism and practical theology, relating this to your own experience, shared with others, so as to enhance and deepen your ministry. You will be guided in ways to research important material to develop your own ideas, particularly through your dissertation. This final large piece of work is an opportunity to study in depth a theological topic of your own choice directed related to your own ministry....
The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic
Academic excellence and intercultural learning
The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). Because of its research focus and high academic level, the programme is uniquely suited to a second master's degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or doctoral studies.
The programme offers a hermeneutical and contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines and multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. As a participant of the programme, you will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. It is, therefore, a truly international and intercultural experience!...
The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for
The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits.
To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).
CORE CURRICULUM | 24 CREDITS
CEL 640 - History and Principles of Catholic Education (3)
CEL 641 - Private School Law (3)
CEL 642 - Moral Development (3)
CEL 644 - Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 650 - Catholic Leadership and Educational Administration (3)
CEL 651 - Business and Finance for Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 653 - Personnel Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 690 - M.A. Culminating Project (3)
The concentration in Spiritual Care is designed for those intending to pursue vocations as spiritual care practitioners in settings such as healthcare facilities, prisons
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM
The concentration in Spiritual Care is designed for those intending to pursue vocations as spiritual care practitioners in settings such as healthcare facilities, prisons and correctional facilities. This specialization has been designed to be in sync with the BC provincial government framework standards as well as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care certification requirements. Within 24 months students can meet the BC standards requirements for a spiritual health practitioner. An additional Advanced Unit and residency are required by CASC for certification as a specialist. These are normally completed post-degree.
This program provides an integrated approach to learning in which pastoral studies are intentionally integrated with clinical experience in therapeutic methods. Student/interns are immersed in the modernhealthcare team context and learn the pastoral leadership skills essential to ministering within an institutional setting. All students must pass a readiness interview with one of the VST adjunct faculty CPE supervisors prior to being accepted into the program. Persons wishing to enroll should be aware of the emotional rigour that is part of CPE and be prepared for focusing full time on their studies if they wish to complete the program in 24 months....
The Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership at St. Mary’s University combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills
The Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership at St. Mary’s University combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in Catholic education. Sound theoretical and field-based experiences will be provided. The Catholic track also provides a special series of studies for preparing teachers for their role in Catholic schools. The Catholic School Leadership Program meets the state of Texas standards.
Career opportunities. Graduates are prepared for administrative positions within a Catholic School system, such as dean of studies, dean of students, department chair, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent, consistent with their preferences and experience....
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry delivers best-in-class theological training to individuals answering God’s call to serve the church.
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry delivers best-in-class theological training to individuals answering God’s call to serve the church. Enter Grand Canyon Theological Seminary and receive the intellectual, spiritual and professional preparation needed for fruitful and transformative gospel ministry. Grand Canyon Theological Seminary has designed an advanced program of study rooted in biblical foundations, for ministers and assistant pastors serving on a full-time, part-time, bi-vocational or lay ministry basis. Dig deeply into the Word of God as you grow in the knowledge of doctrine and best practices for ministry that is effective and transformative.
The master of arts in Christian education at Concordia University Chicago prepares men and women who desire to serve in congregational settings as a parish educator or an
The master of arts in Christian education at Concordia University Chicago prepares men and women who desire to serve in congregational settings as a parish educator or an educator trained to lead Christian education programs for children, youth and adults.
Candidates are trained to be Christian educators who exhibit high standards of professional competence and ethical practice. Graduate students receive a high-quality educational program that focuses on skills, dispositions, and Biblical and theological knowledge to be successful in serving congregations in the role as an educator. The program offers two tracks:
Track 1: For students seeking additional training as Christian educators beyond the bachelor of arts in Christian education. Most typically these students will be already rostered as DCEs in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
Track 2: For those seeking certification as Directors of Christian Education in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod as rostered commissioned ministers of the Church. Track 2 combines the master’s degree curriculum and the LCMS-DCE certification requirements.
Enrich the student’s theological foundations.
Hone and refine the student’s educational philosophy.
Improve the student’s skills in areas of ministry in which the student would like to focus.
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide an understan
The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide an understanding of Arabophone culture and intellectual history in the pre-modern and modern periods. With a special emphasis on Arabic textual traditions, the program offers graduate training in the study of the languages, literature, and thought of the Islamic world, and introduces students to scholarly approaches to the study of Islam.
Entering students are required to have Arabic language competence equivalent to at least that attained by the end of the third year of intensive language study in the undergraduate program at Georgetown University. In the first week of their first academic year, students who are non-native Arabic speakers are required to take an Arabic language exam administered by the department....
The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global S
Master of Arts in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies
The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. It analyzes characteristics, trends and expressions of Classical Pentecostalism, Neo-classical Pentecostalism and New religious Movements dominant in the Global South to accurately map out their contribution to global Christianity. This course recognizes that the raw data of Christianity today is resident in the Global South and appreciates that Pentecostal and Charismatic movement have extensively contributed to global Christianity.
The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods
Explore Israel’s history, policy, and culture
The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields.
A degree in Israel Studies is of value for candidates seeking to enter administrative, diplomatic, civil society, or teaching positions related to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.
Archive workshops and visits to Israel’s major archives
Meetings with Israelis: longtime residents, new immigrants, soldiers, kibbutz members, residents of development towns, intellectuals, public figures, journalists, and the next generation of leaders
Field trips to places of special historical and sociological interest
Thesis or Non-Thesis Options
The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education across a range of
The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education across a range of core subjects, while also enabling them to pursue specialist study in one of a range of important areas within the field of modern Islamic scholarship.
The program is tailored to examine traditional Islamic knowledge and place such knowledge in the context of the challenges faced in modern society.
Although Islamic Studies is a discipline that is widely taught in universities across the world, the blended combination of specialties and research offered at HBKU is unique.
NOTE: Foundation and Core courses are taught in either English or Arabic, depending on the concentration the student chooses, and candidates for this degree must choose the concentration no later than the completion of the first semester. Students demonstrating language proficiency in either Arabic or English may select concentrations taught in their language of proficiency. Students demonstrating proficiency in Arabic and English may select any of the available concentrations in this degree program....