The ability to know what you believe and why you believe it is crucial to the life of faith. At Westminster Seminary California we believe that rigorous study of theology strengthens and develops in the student a lively knowledge of Christ and his Word, which equips the student to think biblically and to act as becomes a follower of Christ. To this end, our Master of Arts in Theological Studies program seeks to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to systematize and apply biblical truth to the intellectual issues confronting the church and the surrounding culture.
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“Concentrated study and daily interaction with professors have given me tools and knowledge that I could not have gained on my own. With the knowledge that I gained in systematic theology, Greek and Hebrew exegesis, and church history, I am well-equipped to more responsibly serve my family and the Church.”
ted beglin, M.A.T.S.
- Enable students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to systematize and apply biblical truth to the intellectual issues confronting the church and the surrounding culture
- Prepare graduates for graduate research programs in such disciplines as theology, apologetics, and church history or, with further practical training, to use their theological knowledge in such ministries as teaching, missions, counseling, or lay church leadership
- Exegete individual passages of Scripture accurately
- Systematize exegetical, historical, and situational data into a consistent and coherent theology
- Offer a thoughtful defense of Christian theology and explain how this theology applies to an individual’s belief and behavior
|24 credits||Systematic Theology & Apologetics|
|20 credits||Greek and Hebrew Languages|
|10 credits||Church History|
|8 credits||Biblical Studies|
|2 credits||Graduate Theological Writing and Bibliography|
|2 credits||Historical Theology|
|72 credits||Total Credit Hours Including Biblical Languages|
Specific course requirements for the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) program can be found in the WSC Catalogue.