Bethel University Theological Studies

Theological Studies Program

Master of Arts

With a Theological Studies degree, you’ll expand your biblical and theological knowledge and be prepared to teach others to do the same.

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Transformation starts here. In Bethel Seminary’s M.A. in Theological Studies program, you’ll grow as a whole person, expanding your biblical thinking and interpretive skills and cultivating your spiritual maturity as you apply biblical truth to your own life.

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Our theological studies program will offer you the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Scripture and biblical interpretation. Gain the insight that will empower you to serve in vocational ministry through Christian education and scholarship.

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Program Highlights

High-level biblical scholarship

You’ll study with respected, published faculty who are actively engaged in ministry and scholarship.

Versatile preparation

You’ll choose from two areas of focus according to your ministry goals and calling: biblical studies or Christian thought and theology. You’ll be prepared to teach God’s Word in a variety of settings, including churches, schools, missions contexts, universities, or seminaries.

Supportive, diverse community

You’ll build lifelong connections with faculty mentors and fellow students, and benefit from their rich diversity of experience. Bethel Seminary students come from a broad range of backgrounds, denominations, locations, and career fields.

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At Bethel Seminary, you’ll experience personal and spiritual transformation that will equip you to transform others—for eternal impact. Our M.A. in Theological Studies program prepares you to live out biblical truth and teach others to do the same.


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Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a Theological Studies degree?

The M.A. in Theological Studies program will provide you with a deep, rich knowledge of Scripture. You’ll acquire interpretive discipline, develop biblical wisdom, and prepare to teach and mentor others.


Learn how to:

  • Interpret faithfully what the Bible meant in its original context
  • Apply the message of the Bible to your own life so you can teach for life change
  • Engage the contemporary world theologically so you can speak to current issues in a variety of fields
  • Love God, yourself, and others more fully by gaining emotional, spiritual, and relational health
  • Serve in churches, mission contexts, non-profit organizations, schools, or universities


Our graduates serve as:

  • Teachers for local churches
  • Teachers in mission contexts
  • Teachers in non-profit or parachurch contexts
  • Writers, broadcasters, translators, communication specialists
  • Faculty in schools or universities
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