The Master of Theological Studies degree, available online or on campus, is an academic degree that provides a basic understanding of graduate theological disciplines for further graduate study or for general educational purposes. General coursework includes biblical hermeneutics, spiritual formation, biblical languages, Christian theology, and Old and New Testament.
Through the concentration in Christian Theology, you will:
Career Opportunities: Prepare to participate in theological research, writing, and teaching or in academic and research pursuits leading to academic doctoral work.
Delivery Format: Online | On Campus | Online/On Campus Hybrid
Total Credit Hours Required: 48
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Affords the student an opportunity for specialized research or project in an area of interest. An independent study cannot be offered for a course that is already designated and listed. All MFA or M.A. and Ph.D. independent studies have the 90 designation.
Directed study, research, and discussion in a given area. Topics are offered on demand and/or depending on faculty availability. Available for both master's and doctoral students. All seminars have the 85 designation.
Distinctives of various types of Biblical literature, with an emphasis upon resultant considerations for interpretation and contemporary application. Topics: historical narrative, psalm, wisdom, parable, epistle, prophecy and apocalypse.
One of two culminating experience options for most Master of Arts concentrations, the exam evaluates the student's attainment of program objectives. Normally taken during the final semester of the program, the exam consists of questions in both the student's area of concentration and the program's core courses. Prerequisite: dean approval. (Pass/No Pass).
Development of the scholarly writing skills of entering graduate students, including consistent standards in grammar and punctuation, academic style, avoiding plagiarism and learning to critique academic works.
A focus on understanding the history, dogma, values, and traditions of the major world religions and examining primary and secondary source material from these traditions. Students will be challenged to understand the traditions from the inside with an eye to developing skills that can be transferred to both dialogue and interaction. Cross-listed with RTCH 741.
Current communication theories and methodologies related to developing intercultural competency and proficiency in a range of contemporary settings. Cross-listed with RTCH 745.
Biblical, historical and theological aspects of Christian formation, including the holistic and other models, as these are practically applied to personal life and ministry contexts.
Biblical and theological foundations that determine the formation of Christian moral decision-making and shape a personal lifestyle. Examines selected contemporary moral issues in the light of Biblical teachings. Includes an overview of the prophetic call to the community, the marketplace and nation to mobilize the church in addressing crucial social issues. Cross-listed with DLDR 722 and RTCH 722.
In this exploding age of information, it is the objective of the library faculty to prepare graduates to be on the cutting edge of information technology. Information literacy is the ability to effectively access information for problem solving and decision making; thus, the knowledge and abilities you glean from this course will open doors to lifelong learning. It is imperative for graduate study research. Since the information learned in this course is a vital foundation for all other coursework, its completion is required within the first semester of study. The course takes approximately 10 hours to complete.
Application Deadlines: 2016-2017 Semester
|Session||Application Deadline||Session Start Date|
|Session A||Monday, August 8th||Monday, August 22nd|
|Session M||Monday, September 5th||Monday, September 19th|
|Session B||Monday, October 10th||Monday, October 24th|
|Session C||Monday, December 19th||Monday, January 9th|
|Session T||Monday, January 23rd||Monday, February 6th|
|Session D||Monday, February 27th||Monday, March 13th|
|Session E||Monday, April 24th||Monday, May 8th|
|Session F||Monday, June 5th||Monday, June 19th|
*International applicants may begin in the fall or spring semesters only with an application deadline of February 15 (fall) or July 15 (spring).
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 to master's level programs should have:
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 Parchment Exchange 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. Personal Goal Statement
Submit a personal goal statement demonstrating an interest in ministry relative to the program to which you are applying (Practical Ministry, Biblical Studies). Please email to the Admissions Office at email@example.com using the subject line: DIV Masters Application Pieces.
5. Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:
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 University and cannot be returned.
Tuition for the 2016-2017 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
|Parking Fee (On-Campus Students)||$100|
|Council of Graduate Students Fee||$15|
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