Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Christian education evolves with this reconfigured program for a new era.

Faith communities are in need of ethical religious educators who honor the past, are curious about the present and have a creative vision for the future. The Practical Theology degree prepares you to thrive in these roles.

The successor to the Master of Arts in Christian Education, the 59-credit-hour MAPT will equip you to provide expert leadership for the formation and transformation of those you serve.

Talk with an admissions counselor about MTSO and the MAPT degree. Email or call 800-333-6876.

As an MAPT student, you will choose to specialize in one of four focal areas.


Ecology and Justice
Parish and Community Ministry
Spiritual Formation and Small Group Ministry
Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Degree requirements

For MAPT degree requirements, click here.

Sample schedule for MAPT (Fall 2016 start)

Dual degree requirements are here.

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