General Description and Program Goals
The Master of Arts in Theology degree is a two year program designed both for the persons who wish to work in church staff positions, lay ministry, or to pursue further academic theological study. The degree program requires 64 semester credits. As many as 32 semester credits of graduate work may be transferred from another institution.
The goals of the Master of Arts in Theology program are to:
Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:
To graduate from the Master of Arts in Theology program the student is required to have completed a minimum of 64 semester credits with a 2.5 GPA or above. At least 32 credits must be completed at World Mission University. Students must demonstrate competence in at least seven of ten ministry skills listed on the Ministry Skills Assessment Form (see Supervised Ministry Handbook). The examination shall be taken at any regularly scheduled testing period. The student will be allowed to retake the examination as often as needed.
To complete the program, a thesis will be submitted and approved by the graduation committee. The student will register for the course PT604 Thesis during the final year of the program and submit a prospectus and outline of the thesis for faculty approval. The school will assign an academic supervisor according to the topic of the thesis. The length of the thesis will be approximately 50 pages of the text, double-spaced. The thesis must meet the writing standards of WMU.
Degree Requirements: 64 Credits