Explore and Deepen Your Theology with the Master’s in Theological Studies

Preparing for practical, effective ministry starts with a journey of personal transformation, and Azusa Pacific can help you take your ministry in a new direction with the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) program, which is designed for students who desire advanced academic training in biblical studies and theology and ethics in preparation for teaching in Christian schools or colleges. It may also serve as the foundation for doctoral studies in biblical studies or theology and ethics. Either way, this program will prepare you to transform the world with Christ.

Theological Studies Program Highlights

  • Can be earned in 24 months (if done on a full-time basis)
  • Courses taught by professors who are recognized scholars in the fields of biblical studies and theology and ethics
  • Biblical languages required
  • Prepares students to teach in Christian schools and colleges
  • Develops a basic foundation in the biblical and theological disciplines
  • Suits students with a B.A. in Bible and interest in a Ph.D. in Bible or theology.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.


Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Azusa Pacific Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

ATS-Approved Degrees

Azusa Campus

Los Angeles Regional Site

San Diego Regional Campus

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510

WASC Senior College and University Commission

985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.