M.A. in Practical Theology — Cosmogony

School of Divinity

The Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Cosmogony – offered fully online – is an innovative theology program providing scientific insights and Christian perspectives on the origin of the universe. You will intellectually examine critical areas of science related to cosmology, human origins and astronomy, as well as science-faith integration. This program enhances the education of pastors as they seek ways to incorporate science in the culture and educate their congregations. This degree could also prepare you for research and doctoral studies. To discuss this program with an admissions counselor by phone or in person in Virginia Beach, call 800.373.5504.

 

  • Become more proficient in the content, theory and practice of ministry.
  • Communicate biblically informed responses to faith-science inquiries.
  • Evaluate scientific theories, concepts and applications through a science and hermeneutical approach.

Career Opportunities:

Pastoral Ministry
Chaplaincy
Church Education
Research

Doctoral Preparation

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 48

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Application Deadlines: 2017-2018 Semester

Session

Application Deadline

Session Start Date

Session A

Monday, July 31st

Monday, August 21st

Session M

Monday, August 28th

Monday, September 18th

Session B

Monday, October 2nd

Monday, October 23rd

Session C

Monday, December 19th

Tuesday, January 16th

Session T

Monday, January 29th

Monday, February 12th

Session D

Monday, February 26th

Monday, March 19th

Session E

Monday, April 23rd

Monday, May 14th

Session F

Monday, June 4th

Monday, June 25th

*International applicants may begin in the fall or spring semesters only with an application deadline of February 15 (fall) or July 15 (spring).

 

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the master's programs at the School of Divinity, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires applicants to have a completed four-year bachelor's degree (in any field) from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution or an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.

In addition, applicants should have:

  • a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • high intellectual achievement and scholarship as evidenced by college transcripts and the applicant's writing sample
  • spiritual maturity and integrity of character
  • personal goals consistent with the mission of Regent University

Application Process

1. Submit Your Application
Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission. Note: We also require your official transcript from your degree-granting institution, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf when you submit your application for admission.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Your application will be fully processed once we have received your non-refundable application fee. Mail a check payable to "Regent University" to Enrollment Support Services (see address below), or submit your payment online over a secure server.

3. Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the FAFSA.

4. Complete Your Admissions Survey
Please complete a brief admissions survey based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the survey will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Survey.

5. Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:
Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381

 

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent and cannot be returned.

Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master's level (M.A., M.Div., M.T.S., & Th.M.) $495

Student Fees Per Semester

Administrative Fee $85
Technology Fee $300
Parking Fee (On-Campus Students) $100
Council of Graduate Students Fee $15

View a sample budget.

 

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