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MA in Systematic Theology

36 Credit Hours

Trinity’s Master in Systematic Theology will teach you to engage theological ideas in the world today through a strong biblical, evangelical foundation, mastery of our diverse theological heritage, and familiarity with the richness of Christian faith and practice across the globe.

 

Coming to Trinity, you will engage in conversations with theologians actively engaged in the academy, and deeply invested in the life of the church. Their shared commitment to the Gospel and diverse theological perspectives will challenge you to deepen your understanding of God. The curriculum intentionally prepares you to address contemporary questions in a winsome and robustly theological manner.

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“Systematic theology is an inherently interdisciplinary area of study where the resources of Scripture, the Christian tradition, and human reason are brought to bear on life’s most pressing questions. The MA in Systematic Theology at TEDS affords students the opportunity for immersion in these resources with expert guides to help them think through these questions for the advancement of the Gospel.”

JAMES M. ARCADI
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL AND SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY. FACULTY

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Combining unrivaled academic rigor with a wholehearted commitment to gospel fidelity and an abundance of flexible options, TEDS offers a theological education that equips you to serve Christ with wisdom and grace, in truth and love.

LOCATION

In-person

PREREQUISITES

  • Undergraduate major in Bible and/or theology, or a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate work in Bible and/or theological studies
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Score from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) may be required if your GPA is less than 3.0 or if the Admissions
    Office requests them.

CURRICULUM: 36 HOURS

Biblical and Systematic Theology Core: 9 hours

  • Biblical Theology and Interpretation
  • Theology I: The God of the Gospel
  • Theology II: The Gospel of God

Concentration Core: 19-26 hours

  • Global Theologies
  • Use of Scripture in Theology
  • At least one course in Biblical Theology
  • At least two courses in Historical Theology and/or Contemporary Theology

Elective: 10-11 hours

Field Education and Capstone: 0-3 hours

  • Comprehensive exam
  • Two major papers OR thesis project
“In my very first course with Dr. Luy, he emphasized the importance of listening generously. I now think about that every single day. How we can be generous listeners in conversations with one another and in our engagement with theological texts – searching for the question underneath the question so that we can become better communicators. TEDS taught me how to be an excellent rhetorician and communicator of the Gospel.”
Aleana Saldaña
MA/ST 2021, STUDENT
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Why TEDS?

Trinity has been entrusted with the Gospel since 1897, and every day we are called to live with purpose. Our purpose as a divinity school is to know the Gospel, live the Gospel and make the Gospel known. In today’s ever-changing culture, Trinity immerses students in a community of biblical orthodoxy and practical living. The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.
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