College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Theological Studies

Study and analysis of Torah scroll in theological studies
College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Theological Studies


  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Graduate

36 credits

required for program

Available online

Cost

$520 per credit

Timeframe

18–22 months

36 credits

36 credits

required for program

Available online

Cost

$520 per credit

Timeframe

18–22 months

Considering a master’s degree in theology? With a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS), receive biblical and theological training to equip yourself for effective ministry or work in academic settings. Study hermeneutics, biblical and systematic theology, and apologetics as you prepare for advanced ministry roles or build a foundation for further theological studies toward a Master of Divinity or doctoral degree.

Our online master’s in theological studies may be the right fit if you...

  • Desire to gain a deep understanding of the rich theological truths found in Scripture
  • Want to guide others in leadership roles or professional ministry
  • Appreciate an online format that fits your busy life
  • Value faith-infused curriculum that interlocks faith and purpose
  • Crave an interactive and supportive community

Why study theological studies at Northwestern?

Our online master’s degree in theology is intentionally designed to be both realistically attainable and undeniably valuable. Discover an MATS program designed to spark growth as a more informed individual in your God-given ministry. Experience it all within a supportive Christian community to encourage you as you live out your calling.

Program Highlights

  • Engaging coursework that can be completed in under two years
  • Dynamic discussions and exploration in a rich, non-denominational setting
  • Expert faculty who are active in their ministry fields
  • Customizable theology program with three unique concentrations
  • Courses optimized for quality and user experience
  • Online learning format
  • Fulfills 36 credits toward theMaster of Divinity (M.Div.) degree.

A graduate certificate in Christian Studies can transfer credits toward our MATS, MAML or MDIV degrees.

Request Information


Loading...
theology badges

Concentrations

Leverage your master’s degree based on your unique goals by pinpointing your area of study. Customize your online program by selecting one of three concentrations: 

  • Biblical Studies
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Ministry Leadership

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about earning our online MATS degree? Check out a few of our most frequently asked questions!

Career Opportunities

Our curriculum is designed to provide you with a foundation for success in the real world. With a master’s degree in theology, you will be prepared for roles in a variety of settings.

What types of work are related to this degree?

What types of work are related to a master’s degree in theology?

  • Chaplaincy
  • Christian education
  • Church planting
  • Executive Director
  • Higher education
  • Historian
  • Lay leadership
  • Lecturer/speaker
  • Ministry leadership
  • Mission work
  • Research
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Seminary
  • Writer

Note: Roles in some settings may require additional education or training.

View Career Guide
Fulfills 36

credits toward a Master of Divinity degree

36 credits

required for program

$18,720

total cost (before financial aid)

What will I learn?

As you pursue an online master’s degree in theology at UNW, you will think deeply about God and the Scriptures, broaden your understanding of Christianity, and strengthen your ability to communicate its teachings. Take a deeper dive into hermeneutics, biblical and systematic theology, church history, apologetics, and more.

Still have questions about this program or how to apply?

Our team is ready with answers!

Discover the College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning


Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.


Meet the Faculty Explore the department

You might also be interested in:

You might also be interested in

Become a Student

Apply

Visit us on Campus

Schedule a Visit

Get More Information

Contact Us