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MA, Theological Studies, Portland

At a Glance:

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Semester hours 64
Average Completion Time 2 to 3 years
Cost per credit $472* (financial aid available)
Accreditation Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
Association of Theological Schools
Location Portland Center (near Tigard)
Application Deadlines Rolling application deadline; apply now for next start date

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies program is designed for men and women who desire graduate study in the field of theological studies with an emphasis in biblical studies, Christian history and theology, Christian Earthkeeping, or an integration of these emphases. The MATS is not intended as preparation for pastoral ministry.


  • 64 credit-hour academic degree
  • Preparation for PhD programs
  • Teaching internship required
  • Greek, Hebrew, German and Latin language study options
  • Includes spiritual formation classes

Program Objectives

  • To gain knowledge appropriate to the field of specialization
  • To grow in the ability to analyze pertinent texts and materials
  • To develop the capacity to think critically
  • To learn research, writing, and communication skills
  • To prepare for future degree work in biblical and theological studies