Gain a holistic understanding of Scripture, the person and work of Christ, the characteristics of God, and the development of doctrine throughout church history.
Engage with foundational theological truths to understand the relationship of God, humankind, and creation.
Winsomely and effectively apply theological truths to personal, professional, or ministry contexts.
Demonstrate biblical principles of leadership in order to serve humbly and effectively.
Years To Complete
Each discipline derives its content and methodology from Scripture and therefore necessarily draws on—and informs—all other disciplines.
Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Introduction to Systematic Theology
Doctrine of God
Old Testament for Application
New Testament for Application
History of Christianity OR History of Christianity II
Union with Christ
Introduction to Apologetics
Biblical Theology of Worship
Christianity and Culture
History of Christianity I or II
Science and Faith
Dynamics of Biblical Change
Theology and Secular Psychology
Note: Students are only required to take one of the two church history courses. With regard to the counseling courses, a maximum of one counseling course may be applied to the electives. First priority in these courses will be given to Master of Arts in Counseling students.
Our online courses leverage innovative technology and high-quality production to deliver excellent content in engaging formats.
Pastoral & church ministry
Church deaconship & eldership
To better equip the global church, Westminster offers the Master of Arts in Theological Studies fully online.
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.
Not ready to commit to a full degree? Westminster now offers three distinct certificate options, with each certificate comprising three of our graduate-level courses from the MATS program.
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.
The degree timing is flexible, but most students finish in 1.5–3 years.
The MATS is accredited by both the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Association of Theological Schools.
A limited, needs based scholarship is available for students admitted into the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program. Learn more here.
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