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 an interest in teaching ministries or preparing for a PhD 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

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 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.

Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.