The Master of Arts

Master of Arts (M.A. Program)

The Master of Arts program at Virginia Theological Seminary aims to prepare students academically for advanced research and/or professionally for service to the church.

In the equivalent of 2 years of full-time study, students pursue a program that emphasizes disciplined focus (the majority of credits are devoted to a specific field of study and a summative capstone project) and supports interdisciplinary engagement via cross-cultural programs and electives.

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The Master of Arts degree is a 48-credit program specialized in three disciplinary areas:

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies aims to prepare students academically through an in-depth focus on the field of biblical languages and interpretation.

The Master of Arts in Church and Witness aims to prepare students academically through an in-depth focus on the fields of theology, history, and ethics.

The Master of Arts in Christian Formation aims to prepare students academically and professionally through an in-depth focus on the fields of practical theology and liturgy.

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