Competency in biblical languages to equip you to mine Scripture for yourself with accuracy, rather than rely entirely on secondary resources
A solid understanding of the continuity of redemptive history throughout the entirety of Scripture
Deep engagement with the story of the Church through the ages in dialogue with history’s greatest thinkers and theologians in an unrivaled Church History curriculum
Westminster’s signature approach to systematic theology that is rooted in biblical exegesis and the history of redemption
A distinct covenantal apologetic that brings every thought captive to Christ who is the source of all truth and life
Biblical exegesis in the original languages throughout the entire curriculum to ensure a full embrace of Holy Scripture
Precision in how to teach and apply the whole counsel of God in real-world situations for life and ministry
Years To Complete
Each discipline derives its content and methodology from Scripture and therefore necessarily draws on—and informs—all other disciplines.
Introduction to Apologetics
Introduction to New Testament
Introduction to Systematic Theology
Old Testament History
Doctrine of Salvation
Church in the Modern Age
Acts and Pauline Epistles
Doctrine of Christ
Christianity and Culture
Science and Faith
Biblical Theology of Worship
Evangelism and Missions in the Local Church
Continuing academic scholarship
Teaching & Professorship
Writing & Publishing
To better equip the global church, Westminster offers the Master of Arts in Religion online, on-campus, or through a hybrid experience you design.
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.
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.
The MAR can be completed in two to three years. You can also complete your coursework on a part-time schedule, with the requirement that all credits are completed within 10 years. Contact our admissions team to discuss your goals and determine the right pace for you.
All class formats deliver the same high-quality course material taught by our faculty. On-campus programs require students to take courses at our campus in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Online programs deliver courses through state-of-the-art digital platforms and are designed to be more flexible with scheduling.
Our vision is to make Westminster‘s online programs both accessible and affordable for the global church. While scholarships are not yet available for online programs, we are raising funds to offer them soon. In the meantime, we encourage all students to seek support from their local church and ministry network, and apply to outside scholarship opportunities. Contact our admissions team for more information.
Yes, pending seat availability.
No, auditing is currently not available.
Limited scholarships are available to new students. Learn more by visiting our tuition and financial aid page.
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