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    CCU's Master of Arts in Theological Studies focuses on man’s response to God’s Word, and will answer the questions: “What do you believe?" and "Why do you believe it?”

    Master's Degree in Theological Studies (M.A.)

    The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) provides theological exploration of God, humanity, and human relationships to God and the world. This graduate degree prepares individuals in Christian ministry with knowledge and skills that strengthen their biblical understanding from a theological perspective. This graduate degree may also appeal to students desiring personal enrichment and a deeper understanding of God's Word.

    Offered through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies, this theology master's degree explores God's story in the Bible through systematic, historical, ethical, apologetic and aesthetic perspectives. As a result of their studies at Colorado Christian University, graduates will be equipped with the biblical and theological training to minister effectively in the church, parachurch organizations, workplace or an academic setting.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 39 credit hours
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
    • Coursework can be completed in two years with full-time study
    • Students can transfer up to 9 graduate-level credit hours
    Class Format:
    Courses are typically completed in five-week blocks.
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  • Career Opportunities with a Theology Master's Degree

    Students in CCU's theology master's program will develop a biblical-theological basis for Christian ethics, leadership, maturity, and service, and will find themselves academically competent and spiritually prepared as informed theologians for work as a pastor, missionary, ministry leader, or in academia. This theology degree will also provide the academic training and leadership skills for further doctoral studies in theology.

    Flexible Options for Adult Students

    The theology master's degree can be completed entirely online. Students can complete the degree in as little as two years of full-time study or take up to four years to graduate.

    M.A. in Theology students enjoy small classes with other working adults who bring the richness of diverse backgrounds to discussions, adding dimension to the program. Throughout the program, students are mentored by qualified professors with strong academic credentials and significant experience in their respective fields.

    Earn your theology master's degree online. For more information, contact one of our Enrollment Counselors at 303-963-3311 today.

    3+1 Dual Degree Program

    If you're interesting in earning your Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Master of Arts in Theological Studies in only four years, consider CCU's 3+1 Dual Degree program to complete your B.A. in Theology degree in three years, then your M.A. in Theological Studies in your fourth year, through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

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