Master of Arts (Theological Studies)


The M.A. (Theological Studies) provides you with an interdisciplinary knowledge of Biblical studies, church history, intercultural studies, and theology. It prepares you to engage in research and analysis that is informed by those disciplines and contributes to the advance of ministry in the church, missions, or marketplace.


This program will equip you to:

  • Interpret and apply the biblical text

  • Explain, evaluate, and apply Bible doctrine

  • Research and write for  scholarly publication


Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include

  • Teaching in a Bible college or institute

  • Serving as a member of a church staff

  • Serving as an assistant or associate pastor

  • Serving as a campus ministry professional

  • Serving as a staff member of a para-church ministry

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Featured Faculty: 
Photo of Larry Dixon, Professor of Systematic Theology at CIU Larry E. Dixon
Professor of Systematic Theology
B.A., Northeastern Bible College; M.Div., Biblical School of Theology; M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University

Dr. Dixon joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1997 and has taught Systematic Theology from that date until the present. Before coming to...Read More...

L. Igou Hodges
Professor of Systematic Theology
B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Dr. Hodges joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1978 and has taught Systematic Theology...Read More...