If you have an undergraduate degree and want to find new ways to channel your love of God into your professional and personal life, consider the benefits of the MA(TS) program at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Not only will you join a supportive seminary community, but you can choose between campus-based and online learning to complete this program. With our interactive, experiential approach to curriculum, you will have opportunities to apply learning outcomes through collaborative activities, even while learning remotely.
To speak with us about the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) at Central Seminary, simply take a moment to fill out the quick contact form on this page. From there, we will answer your questions about the application process, student experience, and program details that are important to your decision.
Participate in classes only two nights a week to be a full-time student.
Take a few classes each term to complete your degree in two years.
Excellent tuition rates, scholarships, and payments plans make your education affordable.
Our embrace of online education technology attracts students with busy lifestyles who benefit from the convenience and flexibility of distance learning. If you choose to take the MA(TS) program entirely online, you can enjoy interactive sessions and coursework with your peers, while having access to your instructors when you need additional guidance. Plus, we offer student support that spans the enrollment and financial aid process, technical support, mentorship, and other areas where students encounter challenges to their education.
There are many benefits to earning your MA(TS) at Central Seminary. Primarily, you have an opportunity to develop a strong foundation in theological knowledge, philosophy, and Biblical interpretation that can enrich your ministry practice. Study and interpretation of the Bible will be the primary focus of your coursework. However, the program includes additional coursework and activities designed to help you strengthen your leadership skills.
During the first year of the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) program, students are required to choose one of the following emphases:
The Biblical Studies emphasis examines the teachings of the Bible from an ecumenical and evangelical perspective. You will study the life and teachings of Christ while developing interpretive competencies that can strengthen your ministry practice.
This area of focus helps students lead peacemaking and reconciliation processes among families, ministries, businesses, and other populations. Students start by learning the methods to properly assess individuals and situations from a Christian perspective. From there, your education will focus on best-practices for diagnosis and treatment methods that result in healing and conflict resolution.
The focus on Chaplaincy studies integrates biblical/theological study with learning about spiritual caregiving. Graduates can complete their program with the MA(TS) degree and the Graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy.
The teachings of the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) program culminate in a capstone project or thesis during the final term of the program. The concept for the capstone project or thesis will be tailored towards your goals or vision for ministry practice. This experience should also be designed to apply the knowledge, research, and performance skills developed throughout the program in active ministry situations and exercises.
After you complete the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) you can pursue a variety of paths in ministry and church leadership positions. Whether you want to help lead a congregation, work in academia, or provide social services, the MA(TS) can help you meet the requirements to accomplish your goal.
Central Seminary offers students a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that celebrates diversity. No matter where you are from, you are invited to step through the doors of our seminary and seek God with us. We also promote an environment that supports lifelong learning, creativity, and leadership development. Throughout the year, we offer continuing education opportunities that are open to all students, as well as other free events that enhance spiritual and professional growth.
It only takes a few moments to connect with us to learn more about this accredited Master of Arts (Theological Studies) program. We are ready to answer your questions, simplify the enrollment process, and design the right plan for your seminary education. Use the contact form on this page to start the conversation.