Houston Theological Seminary Graduate Degrees

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program (72 hours) is a preparation for vocational ministry that focuses on giving you the core skills needed to understand and apply the Bible in your particular cultural context. So, whether your classes focus on biblical, systematic, or practical theology, our goal is to help you integrate these so that your ministry is holistic—faithful to God’s word and relevant to our culture. Available residentially and online.

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL)

The MA in Christian Leadership (MACL) program (36 hours) is specifically designed to prepare you for the practice of ministry by giving you a grounding in the core elements of the Bible and Christian Theology. At the heart of the program, we have a number of classes that focus on honing your ministry skills. Our church-based partnership means that our professors are working on the front lines of ministry rather than just theorizing about it. Available residentially and online.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)

The MA in Theological Studies (MATS) program (36 hours) is specifically designed to ground you in the core elements of the Bible and Theology while give you opportunities for further specialization in Biblical Studies, Theology, Biblical Languages, and Entrepreneurial Leadership. It is especially designed to prepare you for further academic work at the graduate level. The program is offered fully online as well as in-person, with classes that meet once per week in-person in the evenings. Available residentially and online.

Master of Arts in Apologetics (MAA)

The MA in Apologetics (MAA) degree (36 hours) is intended to provide students with interdisciplinary training in apologetics so that they understand and engage with contemporary worldviews and culture in order to transform the world for Christ, as academics, as apologists, and as followers of Christ. Available residentially and online.

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS)

The MA in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) program (36 hours) builds a foundation on biblical and theological training and then focuses directly on intercultural evangelism and missional training applicable to a wide range of contexts, including multicultural ministry. Graduates from the MAIS would be prepared for positions in the local church and the mission field. Available primarily online with residential options.

Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (MABL)

The MA in Biblical Languages (MABL) program (36 hours) gives you the ability to read the Bible in its original languages with an understanding of grammatical, semantic, rhetorical, exegetical and hermeneutical issues. Available residentially and partially online.

Master of Arts in Classics & Early Christianity (MACEC)

The MA in Classics & Early Christianity (MACEC) program (36 hours) is an interdisciplinary degree, combining theology, history and philosophy. It provides ideal preparation for doctoral-level study in Second-Temple Judaism, biblical languages, classics, or study in the New Testament and early Christianity. Available residentially and partially online.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program (30 hours) is designed to be a formative experience for Christian leaders who want to bring together subject-matter expertise to the challenges of contemporary ministry. With tracks in New Testament studies and Faith & Culture, leaders can be academically and spiritually formed. The program is hybrid in format, focused on one-week residentials each semester.