MA in Theology at Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University’s Masters of Arts in Theology offers a core curriculum in advanced theological study for students who desire to be well prepared biblically and theologically, and require flexibility for specific student emphases. Students can pursue goals ranging from preparation for doctoral study to acquisition of advanced skills for Christian ministry. The Master of Arts in Theology Degree is designed to stand alone for research and education or prepare students for Ph.D. programs at other major universities or graduate schools in the United States and Europe. The MA in Theology degree requires 32 semester units for completion.
Theology and Culture
The emphasis in Theology and Culture invites students into an engagement with the diverse and rich ethnic and cultural heritages so evident in the Pacific Southwest. Students study alongside intercultural colleagues from Latino, African, Pacific Rim, Middle Eastern and Anglo backgrounds. The Theology and Culture curriculum also serves as part of the Pastor Certification program.
Research in Theology
The Research in Theology emphasis invites students into an ongoing life of theological research and scholarship in a wide range of theological issues and topics. This emphasis is designed to engage students in research and dialogue with distinguished scholars.
Throughout the program students are taught and mentored by scholar/teachers committed to the Christian Church’s Creeds, to life in Christ’s Church, and to the life of the intellect. The goal is to achieve faithful excellence in the church and in society.
Christian Education Leadership
The Christian Education Leadership emphasis engages students in theology, Biblical education methodology, and principles of leadership to prepare students to equip Christians for the work of ministry (Ephesians 14:12) within a variety of church related ministries.
The emphasis in Youth Ministry invites students into a dialog between theology and the practice of youth ministry. Students will engage in the interplay between the doctrines of the church and their expression in the cultural context and discipleship of youth in the church. This emphasis is designed for the youth ministry practitioner desiring deeper theological reflection along with a deeper reflection upon the practice of youth ministry.
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