When you study theology at TMU, our small seminar style classes will help you benefit from over a century of combined local church and mission field experience, and a century and a half of combined academic experience that our published faculty has to offer.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in various academic trips, mission trips, and research opportunities.

The Master of Arts in Theology provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in the areas of classical theological studies and applied ministry, preparing you for most areas of Christian ministry. Each concentration is tailored to best prepare you for the calling God has placed on your life, whether in a vocational or non-vocational capacity, in a local or international setting, or in continuing your education by pursuing doctoral studies.

How to Apply

Common Areas of Study

  • Hermeneutics
  • Biblical languages
  • Theology
  • Baptist history

Local Church Ministry Concentration

This concentration is targeted to the vocational, bi-vocational, and non-vocational pastor in the local church. You will receive training in classical theological studies such as biblical exegesis, systematic theology, Baptist history, the biblical languages, and apologetics. You will also receive training in applied ministry through courses such as a local church internship, preaching lab and cross-cultural ministries practicum.

This Master of Arts degree program is offered at our Cleveland campus and online.

Biblical Studies Concentration

This concentration is targeted to the pastor-theologian in the local church and the ones who would like to pursue doctoral studies. Similar to the Local Church Ministry Concentration, you will receive training in classical theological studies and in applied ministry courses. In addition, you will also receive training in church history, biblical studies, and advanced training in the languages.

This Master of Arts degree program concentration is offered at our Cleveland campus.

Missiology Concentration

This concentration is targeted to the missions pastor in the local church and the ones who would like to go to the mission field. Like the Local Church Ministry Concentration, you will receive training in classical theological studies and in applied ministry courses. In addition, you will also receive training in missiological concepts, church planting, and cultural analysis.

This Master of Arts degree program is offered at our Cleveland campus and online.

Women’s Studies Concentration

This concentration is targeted to women in ministry or secular fields who desire to understand God’s unique and beautiful plan for men and women and engage the movement of secular and religious feminism with hard facts and legitimate scholarship. Similar to the Local Church Ministry Concentration, you will receive training in classical theological studies and in applied ministry courses, with six courses specifically tailored towards women’s studies and women’s ministry.

This Master of Arts degree program concentration is offered at our Cleveland campus.

Possible Careers

  • Vocational church ministry
  • Missions
  • Religious counseling
  • Religious professor
  • Chaplain
  • Non-profit work
  • Pastoral care coordinator
  • Christian life coordinator
  • Church relations

Hours required for completion: 60

Contact Us

Dr. Maël L. D. S. DisseauDean of The Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions & Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
706-865-2134, ext. 6606
mdisseau@truett.edu

Dr. Michael Whitlock, Associate Professor of Theology and Graduate Program Coordinator
706-865-2134, ext. 6607
mwhitlock@truett.edu