Where can this degree take me?
The MA / ST is primarily meant to serve as an intermediate step (among others) towards doctoral study in systematic theology or a related discipline, with the vocational goal of academic teaching and writing. This program could also prepare you for teaching in certain Christian secondary schools or Christian colleges, and would be a great complement to an MDiv for a ministry-oriented student interested in deepening his or her knowledge of theology.
What will I study?
The MA / ST (32 hours total) combines a biblical and systematic theology core with coursework in systematic theology, biblical theology, historical and/or contemporary theology, and church history. Students also have the flexibility to take further coursework in a secondary area such as bioethics or ethics.
All MA / ST students will attend an ST symposium (generally a lecture hosted by the ST department) twice each semester during two semesters of coursework. The MA / ST capstone experience is a major comprehensive exam and either two major papers or the MA thesis.