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M.A. In Theological Studies


The M.A. in Theological Studies is an accelerated, online program designed for those who want to sharpen and deepen their understanding of the Bible and theology in an engaged online community. This program’s unique focus is to integrate effective educational tools and rigorous study of the Bible and theology from a Pentecostal perspective to help you facilitate transformative learning experiences for your Church. This is accomplished through learning skills and content but also by intentionally exploring how God desires to shape you by drawing you closer to Christ and transforming you by his Spirit throughout your learning experience. As you explore not only your own questions but contemporary challenges and opportunities, you will gain confidence in understanding and teaching on key issues in your context. Click here to view the program fact sheet.

Meet the Program Director

Hear about the program from Dr. Eric Lopez, Director of the M.A. in Theological Studies!

Program Format & Schedule

The M.A. in Theological Studies is a 2-year degree taught entirely online, with the exception of a 1-week residency at the beginning of each year. Students begin their first classes during the residency, which are followed by a series of 5-week courses taught one at a time. Students progress through the program with a cohort of around 12 to 20 other students, providing a strong community throughout the experience. New cohorts start every July and January.

Classes are taught asynchronously, meaning you do not have to “attend” class at any specific time or location. Each week you will be provided video and readings to learn about the assigned topic. A typical class will include a discussion post that is due mid-week, followed by an assignment at the end of the week. The discussion forum provides rich discussion and engagement with your cohort and professor.

4 Distinctives of Our Program

1. Spiritual Formation, Not Just Information
2. Engage Culture and Contemporary Theology
3. Pentecostal Perspective
4. Special Emphasis on Teaching Skills for Your Ministry


Year 1

Approaches to Teaching & Curriculum Development (2 units)
Biblical Interpretation & Theological Method (4 units)
Essentials of Pentecostal Theology (4 units)

Prophecy (4 units)

Spiritual Development & the Theological Scholar (2 units)
Biblical Culture & Interpretive Practices (4 units)

Torah (4 units)

Year 2

Elements of Greek Exegesis (4 units)

Paul (4 units)

Reformation to Contemporary Theology (4 units)
Jesus and the Spirit in Luke/Acts (4 units)
Patristic to Late Medieval Theology (4 units)
Theological Studies Capstone (4 units)

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