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: 
David Croteau, Professor of New Testament & Greek at CIU David A. Croteau
Professor of New Testament & Greek
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Photo of Brian Gault, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at CIU Brian P. Gault
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion


Igou Hodges 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...

Julia Klausli
Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.A., M.A., Columbia International University,  Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Photo of Benjamin Noonan, CIU professor Benjamin Noonan
Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew

B.S., M.A., Wheaton College; M.Phil., Ph.D.. Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion

Degree Title: 
Master of Arts in Theological Studies