KMATS

Korean Master of Arts in Theological Studies

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The Korean Master of Arts in Theological Studies equips non-vocational ministry professionals and ministry leaders with a strong theological foundation, enabling them to serve with confidence and apply Scriptural truths to their life, work, and ministry.

Westminster’s integrated training will prepare you to:

Engage with key theology truths to understand the relationship of God, humankind, and creation.

Gain a holistic understanding of Scripture, the person and work of Christ, the characteristics of God, and the development of doctrine throughout church history.

Winsomely and effectively apply theological truths to personal professional or ministry contexts.

Demonstrate biblical principles of leadership in order to serve humbly and effectively.

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Credit Hours

36

Years To Complete

1.5–3

Delivery Platforms

on-campus only
online only
Both On-campus & Online

Original Languages

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The contents of the course enabled me to find an insight and connection that I can better serve my church congregation.

Rev. Soung Ju Kim
Suwon Seobu Presbyterian Church, Associate Pastor
integrated training
The Korean Master of Arts in Theological Studies program combines the study of theological foundations with practical application under the guidance of expert faculty and instructors.
Our curriculum is crafted to be cumulatively sequential and thoroughly integrated.

Each discipline derives its content and methodology from Scripture and therefore necessarily draws on—and informs—all other disciplines.

Core Courses
10 Courses
  • Old Testament Survey

  • New Testament Survey

  • Principles of Biblical Interpretation

  • Introduction to Systematic Theology

  • Introduction to Apologetics

  • History of Christianity I or II

  • Doctrine of God

  • Union with Christ

  • Old Testament for Application

  • New Testament for Application

Electives
2 courses
  • Biblical Theology of Worship

  • Christianity and Culture

  • History of Christianity I or II

  • Science and Faith

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of theological disciplines and their understanding of their importance for matters of life and ministry through the completion of a summative evaluation. Students may complete one of the following to fulfill this requirement: Comprehensive Exam, Integrative Paper, Capstone Project.
Westminster’s expert faculty is made up of dynamic biblical scholars who are personally invested in mentoring and training the next generation of specialists in the Bible.
William Edgar
Apologetics
Nate Shannon
Apologetics
Nathaniel Sutanto
Apologetics
Chad Van Dixhoorn
Church History
Jason Pickard
Church History
Brandon Crowe
New Testament
Ben Dunson
New Testament
Thomas Keene
New Testament
Peter Moore
New Testament
Jonathan Gibson
Old Testament
Stephen Fix
Old Testament
Stephen Lewis
Old Testament
David Garner
Systematic Theology
Vern Poythress
Systematic Theology
Sinclair Ferguson
Systematic Theology
Richard Gaffin
Systematic Theology
Jeffrey Stivason
Systematic Theology
Iain Duguid
Old Testament
GET A TASTE OF OUR ONLINE COURSES

Our online courses leverage innovative technology and high-quality production to deliver excellent content in engaging formats.

The Korean Master of Arts in Theological Studies will prepare you to serve in a wide range of contexts.

KMATS STUDENTS SERVE IN:

Business leadership

Non-profit administration

Pastoral & church ministry

Non-ministry professionals

Church deaconship & eldership

Cross-cultural missions

AVAILABLE 100% ONLINE

To better equip the global church, Westminster offers the Korean Master of Arts in Theological Studies fully online.

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THE ONLINE EXPERIENCE:

A better way to learn online, for when you need to stay.

Greater flexibility that fits your life.

Engaging and innovative classroom environment.

Easy-to-use technology connects you to a global community.

Immediate application in life and ministry.

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THE ON-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE:

Deep community and discipleship through shared daily life.

Programs intentionally crafted for ministry preparation and deep academic study.

Unparalleled access to expert faculty who are invested in your life and ministry.

Life-on-life fellowship in a diverse and like-minded community.

Communal rhythms of prayer and worship woven into all areas of campus life.

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FLEXIBLE PROGRAMS THAT FIT YOUR LIFE

Our online programs are designed to fit your schedule. Complete courses at your own pace and start your degree during any of our five entrance terms.

Jan

Winter Term

9–10 weeks   |   Monday, 1st week of January

Mar

Spring Term

9–10 weeks   |   Monday, 4th week of March

July

Summer Term

9–10 weeks   |   Monday, 1st week of July

Oct

Fall Term

9–10 weeks   |   Monday, 1st week of October

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HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS
The end result for studying at Westminster is a more faithful and closer reading of Scripture so that we might know the God who is worthy of our worship.
Adam Wilson, MDiv 2018
Westminster has significantly strengthened my anchor in the Word, from which I am far better equipped to send out rescue lines to the campus where I minister.
Ben Jackson, MDiv 2017
Westminster captured my imagination for the beauty, believability, and bounty of Scripture.
Chase Daws, MDiv 2017

Visiting Students

Experience Westminster’s accredited online seminary courses such as biblical counseling and Christian theology while staying engaged in your local ministry. Learn and grow through study groups with global peers, including pastors, missionaries, youth workers, lay leaders, business people, parents, doctors, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will the KMATS prepare me to become an ordained pastor?

This program is designed for Christians who are leaders within and outside of the church who want an introduction to the core aspects of their Christian faith and its relevance to their life and work. Those considering pastoral ordination should consider Westminster's MDiv degrees.

Is the KMATS an accredited program?

The KMATS program is identified with the MATS program by the accreditation organization, is accredited by both the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Association of Theological Schools.

How does my degree state in diploma?

Westminster Theological Seminary awards degrees by the Pennsylvannia Charter, which was financed and amended in 1930, with the recommendation of faculty members and the approval of the Board of Directors. The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is accredited by ATS (Association of Theological Schools) as well as other degree programs and by completing the Korean MATS, you will be awarded the same degree as English MATS program.

Is the lecture in real-time?

The video lectures are available for you to watch every week on your desired time. The offering Q&A sessions are in real-time and you are given various different times to choose on your convenience.

What is the Visiting Student program and what are the admissions requirements?

Those interested in taking online courses without seeking a degree from Westminster can apply to become a Visiting Student. These students will gain access to Westminster online courses for ministry for continued training. Also, students from other seminaries or graduate schools may also take courses as visiting students for transfer back to their institutions. The admission requirements for visiting students are the same with the degree program, and an applicant must seek approval from the Admissions Office before applying as a visiting student.

Does the credits from the KMATS course transfer to WTS Master of Divinity program?

The credits from KMATS can be transferred once your admission to Master of Divinity is approved. You are required to submit the Transfer Credit Request Form and it will be reviewed by the Academic Committee. The following KMATS courses can be requested for transfer credit:

  • Introduction to Systematic Theology

  • Introduction to Apologetics

  • Doctrine of God

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