Master of Arts in Theological Studies or Worship Studies

The Master of Arts in Practical Theology degree offers concentrations in Theological Studies or Worship Studies. The Theological Studies concentration equips students to apply biblical truths and the knowledge of Christ to contemporary issues, which inform our post-modern society. A rigorous curriculum prepares students for many advanced programs in the theological disciplines. The Worship Studies concentration equips interested students in pursuing graduate courses in worship, while providing the solid biblical and theological foundations required to meet the needs of traditional and contemporary church settings. At the completion of this course of study, students should be able to function as theologically informed worship leaders, and apply the knowledge and skills gained in a variety of cultural contexts and communities of faith.

Forty-eight hours (48 hrs.) of academic course and field-based work, arranged in five eight-week sessions, lead to the Master of Arts (MA) degree in Practical Theology. The program is designed for students interested or immersed in ministerial leadership. Students become engrossed in a rigorous study of religion, theology, and worship while experiencing diverse forms and traditions of ministry. In addition, faith communities will serve as hands-on laboratories and sites for practicum experiences as a part of the field education experiences in religious education and leadership. The Master of Arts in practical theology prepares you for professions such as worship leader, religious writer, program director, some chaplaincy and a variety of ministerial settings and services.

Curriculum

CourseCourse Title
RELV 601Old Testament Literature Survey
RELV 602New Testament Literature Survey
RELV 605Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
RELV 607Introduction to Biblical Theology
RELV 609Systematic Theology I
RELV 613The Phenomenon of Religion: Faith and Life
RELV 610Systematic Theology II
RELV 631Biblical Theology
RELV 632Historical Theology
RELV 635Theology of Christian Education
RELV 636Theological Seeds of Evangelism & Discipleship
RELV 622Biblical Exegesis
RELV 614Hebrew Language and Tools
RELV 624Greek Language and Tools
RELV 651Supervised Ministry Practicum
RELV 656Project Practicum I: Theology Internship
RELV 661Project Practicum II: Theology Project

CourseCourse Title
RELV 601Old Testament Literature Survey
RELV 602New Testament Literature Survey
RELV 605Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
RELV 607Introduction to Biblical Theology
RELV 609Systematic Theology I
RELV 613The Phenomenon of Religion: Faith and Life
RELV 610Systematic Theology II
RELV 615Historical Development of Worship
RELV 616Building a Theology of Worship
RELV 617The Worship Leader
RELV 618Principles of Worship
RELV 619Dynamics of Worship
RELV 620Traditional and Contemporary Worship
RELV 621Planning the Worship Experience
RELV 651Supervised Ministry Practicum
RELV 656Project Practicum I: Worship Internship
RELV 661Project Practicum II: Worship Project

Course Details

  • Cost Per Credit—$695
  • Course Length—8 weeks
  • Degree Credits—48 semester hours

Financial Aid

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application for admission
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • College/University transcripts from all Colleges/Universities attended
  • A copy of your State or Federal ID

Please forward all admissions packages and supplemental documentation to:

Hampton U Online
Attn:  HUO Graduate Admissions
PO Box 6227
Hampton, Virginia 23668

Official Transcripts sent through a transcript network may be sent to hutranscripts@hamptonu.edu
Unofficial/Opened/Scanned transcripts will not be accepted for graduate programs

Application Deadlines

The Religious Studies Program accepts and evaluates applications as they are received. Students may enroll for classes in the eight-week session after receiving an official acceptance letter from Hampton University Online.

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