Transform the World with Christ

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 or 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.

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
  • Offers specialized training in either biblical studies or theology and ethics
  • 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.

Accreditation

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
Doctor of Ministry
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

Los Angeles Regional Site
Korean Doctor of Ministry
Korean Master of Divinity
Korean Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Master of Arts in Transformational Urban Leadership

San Diego Regional Campus
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

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
ats.edu

WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797
wascsenior.org

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 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.