Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.T.)

Classes are offered in the evenings so as to be accessible to persons combining work and study. Students appreciate the opportunity to take classes throughout Southern California in partner congregations near where they live or work.

Area I: Bible (20 units)

  • Old Testament Introduction
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Book
  • New Testament Book
  • 1 Elective

Area 2: Christian Tradition & Thought (20 Units)

  • Christian History (2 classes)
  • Intro to Theology
  • Faith and Culture
  • Area Elective

Area 3: Electives (32 units)

  • 8 Elective Classes

Total of 72 units

Christian Spiritual Formation

Christian Spiritual Formation

  • General Foundational Courses (for a total of 12 units)
    • Church History I: Early Christianity (2)
    • Church History II: Medieval and Reformations (2)
    • Church History III: American Christianity (2)
    • Constructing Theology in the Local and Global Church   (2)
    • Foundations of Ministry (2)
    • Christian Education (2)
  • Christian Spiritual Formation Courses (for a total of 24 units)
    • History of Christian Spiritual Formation (2)
    • Christian Mindfulness (2)
    • Spirituality and Social Justice (2)
    • Women Christian Mystics (2)
    • Case Studies in Spiritual Formation: Howard Thurman, Dallas Willard, and others (2)
    • A Spirituality for Busy People (2)
    • Stages of Contemplative Prayer (2)
    • The Art of Spiritual Direction (2)
    • Elective (2)
    • Elective (2)
    • Elective (2)
    • Independent Study  (2)

Total of 36 units