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Master of Arts in Theology

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Next Summer Session May 10th

 

The MA in Theology enhances a students’ understanding of biblically-informed faith by providing a firm foundation in systematic theology, biblical studies, and applied theology. This degree prepares students for ministry in the Church and can serve as a strong academic platform for post-graduate studies.  

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Learn how to:

  • Engage in theological reflection by examining classical topics in light of their historical developments and contextual challenges.
  • Interpret Scripture and develop a strong biblical theology.
  • Apply theology through the study of ethics, leadership and ministry in various contexts.

Formats & Schedules

The Master of Arts in Theology program is year-round with courses offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Vanguard University offers this world-class MA in two formats. Both are taught by the same top-ranked faculty using the same core curriculum, and both are designed for working adults. Students can choose from the following:

1. Traditional Format (classes on campus). Students enroll in two 8-week classes (3 units each) one night a week throughout the semester with one Saturday session per course.

2. Online Format (live-online). Students enroll in two 8-week classes (3 units each) one night a week throughout the semester with one Saturday session per course. Students engage in a variety of online learning activities, including extensive reading and reflection, a live online format with faculty and other students, threaded discussions, and independent research.

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Meet Our Faculty

Greg Austring

Greg Austring

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies and Theology
Tommy Casarez, Ph.D.

Tommy Casarez, Ph.D.

Division of Theology Associate Dean, Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
Roli Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Roli Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in New Testament Studies
Willem Dogterom, D.Min.

Willem Dogterom, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Spiritual Formation
Rodolfo Estrada

Rodolfo Estrada

Miranda Center Assistant Professor of New Testament
Roger Heuser

Roger Heuser

Professor of Leadership Studies
Alicia Jackson, Ph.D.

Alicia Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Frank Macchia, D.Theol.

Frank Macchia, D.Theol.

Professor of Systematic Theology
William Mendoza

William Mendoza

Program Coordinator of TUG & Grad Programs in the Division of Theology
Sandra Morgan

Sandra Morgan

Associate Professor & Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice
Richard Park, Ph.D.

Richard Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics
Doug Petersen, Ph.D.

Doug Petersen, Ph.D.

Margaret S. Smith Professor of World Mission and Intercultural Studies, Director of Theology and Leadership Graduate Studies
John Mark Robeck, Ph.D.

John Mark Robeck, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture
Gary Tyra, D.Min.

Gary Tyra, D.Min.

Professor of Biblical and Practical Theology
April Westbrook, Ph.D.

April Westbrook, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament

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