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MA Degree – Major in Theology

The major in the Master of Arts degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student.


Purpose of the Major

To develop in learners skills of analysis, synthesis, critical evaluation, and communication of theological categories and systems to be applied to Christian service and their own lives.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learners will engage in analysis, synthesis, and critical evaluations of the basic Christian doctrines.
  2. Learners will develop skills of biblical interpretation and apply these skills in the evaluation of various theological systems.
  3. Learners will develop research, writing, and communication skills, producing written papers as a result of graduate level research.
  4. Learners will construct a consistent theology.
  5. Learners will apply the theological truths learned to life and Christian service.

Major Core Studies – 18 Credits

Major Core Studies form 18 credits of the 33 credits minimum for the MA degree Major in Theology.

  • TH 511 Theology I
  • TH 512 Theology II
  • BS 518 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • CH 575 Church History
  • TH 595 Doctrine of the Person and Work of Christ
  • TH 684 Doctrine of the Church

Program Structure – 33 Credits Minimum

  • RW 001 Trinity Tutorial – 0 credits
  • General Electives – 12 credits
  • M.A. Core Studies – 3 credits
  • Major Core Studies – 18 credits

A minimum of 18 credits must be earned at Trinity.

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