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Theological Studies

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Prepare for Successful Post-Graduate Biblical & Theological Study

One of Providence Theological Seminary’s signature programs, the Master of Arts in Theological Studies will provide you with a knowledge base in the track of your choice: either Biblical Studies or Systematic Theology. You’ll encounter many of the most important contributors to the field, and will come into contact with some of the major contemporary theological issues of the day. Your instructors, and the course work they provide, will provide a framework of faith and knowledge within which to face the various ideas you’ll encounter during your studies.

Students may choose from one of two tracks: Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology.

60 credit hours
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Biblical Studies: Old Testament Track
60 credit hours
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Biblical Studies: New Testament Track
60 credit hours
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Systematic Theology Track

For Entrance into the MA Theological Studies program

Biblical Studies

Students must have a minimum entering GPA of 3.0 and should have completed the following:

  • One year of language study in both Greek and Hebrew
  • 6-9 credit hrs. of Theological Studies
  • 24 credit hrs. of Biblical Studies
  • 6 credit hrs. of Communications
  • 3 credit hrs. of Educational Ministries
  • 21 credit hrs. of Humanities and Social Sciences

As well, before students are admitted to this program they must submit a sample of their written work in a research essay format. If any of the requirements are not fulfilled, students may take preparatory courses in the University College to qualify for admission to this program.

Systematic Theology

Students must have a minimum entering GPA of 3.0 and should have completed the following:

  • 6 credit hrs. of Biblical language study
  • 9 credit hrs. of Theological Studies
  • 18 credit hrs. of Biblical Studies
  • 6 credit hrs. of Communications
  • 3 credit hrs. of Educational Ministries
  • 3 credit hrs. of Church History
  • 21 credit hrs. of Humanities and Social Sciences

As well, before students are admitted to this program they must submit a sample of their written work in a research essay format. If any of the requirements are not fulfilled, students may take preparatory courses in the University College to qualify for admission to this program.

Program Tracks

  • Biblical Studies
    • Focus on Biblical study by choosing an Old Testament or New Testament track in preparation for teaching ministry or doctoral research.
  • Systematic Theology
    • Receive extensive training in theological thought and practice, and prepare for doctoral research in a theological discipline.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

  • Hermeneutics
  • Birth of the New Testament
  • Hebrew Poetry
  • Aramaic
  • New Testament Interpretation of Scripture
  • Old Testament Text and Interpretation
  • Reading the Greek New Testament

Lissa Wray Beal, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)Professor of Old Testament

Patrick Franklin, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics

Ed Neufeld, Ph.D. Professor of Biblical Studies

Graduates build careers in Christian education, pastoral ministry and senior administration. Others pursue doctoral studies.