Whether teaching, counseling, pursuing justice, writing, working with a non-profit, or sharing the good news, the Master of Arts in Theology will provide resources for you to be formed for thoughtful Christian leadership and service as you deepen your theological knowledge.
Increase your ability to articulate systematic theology, context, content, and convictions through Scripture and Christian practice.
You can complete this degree entirely online or choose to take courses on-campus or through a hybrid design.
Complete this program in two years or take one class at a time to fit within your life and ministry.
Why Western Theological Seminary?
Requirements & Curriculum
Our Master of Arts in Theology is a flexible degree for Christians looking to deepen theological and scriptural foundations for all kinds of witness, leadership, and service.
If you are a ministry leader, writer, teacher, or someone who wants to learn more about theology and why it matters, the MA in Theology is a program that can fit into your life.
Electives allow students to explore particular theologians or topics as well as interests beyond theology.
Complete your program in two years, or customize a semester schedule with fully-online coursework that fits your schedule and timeframe.
Western Theological Seminary’s highly effective and relationship-rich distance learning environment makes coursework available wherever you are and whenever you want. All core required courses are delivered completely online. Some electives may use a hybrid design, blending online learning with 5 days per semester of face-to-face instruction on the WTS campus.
Two distance learning semesters and two short online terms annually:
Fall Semester: 14 weeks, early September-December. Hybrid courses that blend online and classroom learning include a required 5-day on-campus intensive in Holland, MI in mid-October.
Spring Semester: 14 weeks, January-April. Hybrid courses that blend online and classroom learning include a required 5-day on-campus intensive in Holland, MI in mid-February.
Summer Term: 7 weeks, early May-late June, fully online courses
Are you a Distance Learner?
How do you learn best? What environment do you prefer? Before signing up for any online course or stepping into a classroom, it is important to discern your own learning style.
Prefers the physical environment of the classroom
Enjoys regular face-to-face interaction with professors and peers
Needs a consistent class schedule and structured learning formats
Distance Learning Learner
Self-motivated, independent learner
Wants flexibility of organizing his or her own learning schedule
Disciplined, can set aside 15-20 hours per week to study and participate in an online setting
Prefers to continue in current ministry or home situation
Can travel twice a year for classroom-based intensives on campus in Holland, MI