Master of Arts
Do you want to broaden your biblical and theological knowledge? The Master of Arts program will give you the tools to go deeper in your vocation of ministry or study.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) is our most flexible degree program. Fully half of the 48 credits needed to earn this degree are electives. That means YOU decide what interests you and where you want to focus your learning.
The MA is designed to provide men and women with the resources for thoughtful and competent Christian leadership in a broad range of ministry settings. It is grounded in integrated reflection on Scripture, systematic theology, and core Christian practices.
Elective credits may be utilized to focus learning in your specific areas of biblical and theological interest. As an example, students interested in studying the impact of ministry within increasingly secular city center areas may consider electives from the course curriculum offered through the WTS-Newbigin Distance Learning Master of Divinity program. These courses, taught by faculty in San Francisco, focus on challenges and opportunities that Christians face in an increasingly globalized and urbanized world and the components of a missional ecclesiology for the city. Course descriptions for these and all electives are available by opening the "Requirements" tab below or by reading through the Course Descriptions on this website.
Courses are delivered through our acclaimed distance learning format and include hybrid and fully on-line offerings. For those who prefer to take most courses on campus, in residence options may also be available.
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools has approved this Master of Arts program.