2020-2021 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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 37 credits, with not less than two-thirds of these credits being completed at Samford. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required.

Theological Studies: 37 Credits

Electives: Track Options: 12 Credits

Students should choose one of the track options below:

General Studies: 12 Credits

  • 12 free elective credits

Biblical Studies: 6 Credits

  • 6 credits in DVOT or DVNT (6)
  • 6 free elective credits (6)

History and Doctrine Studies: 6 Credits

  • DVHD 600/700 level (6)
  • 6 free elective credits (6)

Total Required Credits: 37

*Old Testament Theology must be taken in the first semester, regardless of entry.
**Faith and Vocation must be taken in the final 4 credit hours of the degree, i.e., after 33 earned credit hours.
***NOTE: Students who enter the Greek track must complete all four courses (12 credits). Students who drop out of the track will be required to begin a new track from the beginning. In this case, a Greek course cannot be used as a “free elective.”

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