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  Sep 24, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year

Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.)


Admission to the master of arts in theological studies (M.A.T.S.) program requires a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. The M.A.T.S. is specifically designed for individuals wanting to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith and to integrate their faith more effectively in professional vocations and lay ministry settings. This degree requires at least 40 credits, with not less than two-thirds of these credits being completed at Samford. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required.

Required Courses


Biblical Studies: 15 Credits


  • Biblical Interpretation (3)
  • Old and New Testament Theology (6)
  • Old and New Testament Exposition (6)

Historical and Doctrinal Studies: 12 Credits


  • History and Doctrine (12)

Practical Studies: 7 Credits


  • Spiritual Formation (3)
  • Faith and Vocation (1)
  • Christian Missions (3)

Electives: 6 Credits


Total Required Credits: 40