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The Master of Arts in Theology program degree is offered online with some face-to-face opportunities for learning, networking, and hands-on experience. All of Jakes Divinity School students will have face-to-face residency opportunities twice a year. The first is during the International Leadership Summit each spring of a given degree program. Students will arrive on site of the summit the Sunday evening prior and remain for a week until the end of the summit. The second residency will likely take place in Dallas, TX, at Jakes Divinity School in the fall of each year.
The Master of Arts degree in Theology provides leaders with the opportunity to study with premier Pentecostal scholars. The professors, experienced and passionate, are also accessible, relevant, and dedicated to personalizing everything they do. A collaborative learning environment promotes critical thinking skills, shared participation, and the cultivation of long-standing networks in a faith community.
Course work in Biblical theology and Scriptural interpretation are integrated with ethics, leadership, and practical ministry application positioning leaders to be impactful in ministry. For those who desire to go to the next level in higher education, the program also offers the requisite foundational courses towards a doctoral degree.
Following a cohort model, courses comprised of face to face class-time, live video conferencing, and other media, include a variety of outstanding learning opportunities.
Because a Jakes Divinity School experience is paramount, the MAT will also offer Jakes’ micro-courses throughout the degree journey. These specialized courses are taught by JDS faculty and special guests featured at JDS leadership conferences.
Packaged in manageable 8-week courses, students concentrate on one course at a time while continuing to fulfill their role in ministry or professional world.
Core Courses (33 units):
Elective Courses (12 units):
Theology and Ethics
Exit Options (3-6 units):
Integrative Seminar Option
Directed Reading Option
Master’s Thesis Option
|Core Courses:||33 credit hours||$560 per credit hour||$18,480|
|Electives Courses||12 credit hours||$560 per credit hour||$6,720|
|Exit Option:||3 credit hours||$560 per credit hour||$1,680|
|Total||48 credit hours||$26,880|