MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY (TH. M.)

Master of Arts in Theology (Th. M.)

Credit for ministerial experience will be taken into consideration for people who qualify. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT CREDITS FOR MINISTERIAL EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED AND APPLIED TOWARDS A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE ONLY. To request the ministerial experience, send an email to the offices of CUTS at: minexperience@cutsedu.org or call (413) 883-4893 and request these forms.

COMBINATION DEGREE PROGRAMS: We have Combination of Degree Programs. Combination of Degree Program, Master’s/Doctoral degree is available. Talk to a student advisor, or to the Admissions Office about a Bachelor / Master’s degree combination program.

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM: The purpose of the Master of Arts in Theology is designed for graduates of accredited theological schools, who wish to continue or renew their theological education to improve professional competence in the selected areas of study. The different areas of degree concentration are: Biblical Studies, Bible (Old or New Testament) Ministry and Pastoral Theology (Composite Degree Concentration involving workshops of Congregational and Community Care, Congregational Leadership, Children’s and Youth Ministry, Educational Leadership, Preaching and Worship) Mission and World Religions, and Systematic/Ethical Theology. The program consists of ten online Module/Classes, with emphasis in key Ministry books, key doctrines, and foundational ministry preparation courses; which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study; and Textbook requirements, equivalent of twenty hours of study. Texts should be selected from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Although all textbooks can be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time. Once a textbook is read, the 10 to 20 page paper describing what is read should be presented for qualification. A four to five page document is required for each module taken at the seminary site in Holyoke. We are simply asking the students for a summary of the material. Review the How to present your work card in relation to the presentation of work.

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Master of Arts in Theology program requires a total of 10 Module/Classes, to be completed online. The students will take the Module/Classes and at the end of the class will be ready to take the Quiz/Exam for that class. These requirements are also applied to students on campus, but the classes are presented live with a CUTS professor.

SPECIFIC TEXTBOOKS REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Master of Arts in Theology degree program requires a total of 50 hours. This consists of ten online courses (30 hours); and life experience, ministry, education, military and/or four textbooks homework (20 hours). Four of the textbooks homework required, must have the essential subjects, chosen from the list of authorized textbooks listed in your Online Virtual Classroom. Up to four of the eight required courses may be optional. The Electives can be chosen from the Electives that appear on the page or in person attendance at the seminar. Up to two of the electives may have Substitute Books. Substitute books must be first submitted for consideration through the alternative form of textbooks.

ABOUT PROGRAM TEXTBOOKS AND MODULE/CLASSES: We are Christ-centered and Bible-based institution. So, it should be an encouragement to know that (CUTS) use well respected textbooks and other learning resources that fit within the general middle of evangelical Biblical teaching and doctrine. Textbooks are carefully selected for both academic and theological appropriateness. It’s usually the theological appropriateness that concerns prospective students. This is certainly understandable, especially in light of the fact that nearly everyone considering enrolling in a program with Christian Union Theological Seminary (CUTS) is already well versed in Bible and Theology, and many are actually advanced teachers and preachers of the Word of God.


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