A master’s degree is a postgraduate degree that students can earn once they have completed the required coursework in their chosen discipline. MA degrees are available in many different specialties, which allow students to tailor their education to their future career and life goals.
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 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 Engl
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...
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 i
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.
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.
For entrance into online studies, a bachelor's degree with a 2.5 GPA (with exceptions) is required. The Application Process consists of:
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
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.
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.
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 a
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)
To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and
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
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.
This new programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. You will explore key them
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:...
EUCLID offers two closely related programs associated with its recognized expertise and intergovernmental mandate in the field interfaith studies and diplomacy.
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....
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Concordia University Chicago - Online Degree Programs
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 layperso
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?