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The MA in Theological Studies is an intentionally broad initial degree in theological studies. Combining academic rigor and spiritual depth, and incorporating biblical, theological, historical, global, and practical ministry studies, the MATS equips students for multi-faceted service to Christ and His kingdom. It is also an excellent theological degree that prepares graduates for further theological education through additional degrees at TEDS or other schools. The flexibility inherent in the MATS enables students to tailor their program to meet their personal educational and vocational goals.

The MATS at Trinity Florida is a program of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, one of the most respected and well-known seminaries in the United States and globally. The courses embody core values at Trinity: Worshipping in Faithfulness, Mentoring in Hope, and Building Bridges in Love. The biblical and theological foundations built through the program lead to practical ministry outcomes through mentored ministry experiences and personal ministry assessment.

Whether you are already serving in ministry or exploring your call to Christian service, the MATS will help prepare you to be an effective servant of Christ Jesus. The program is also an ideal option if your field of Christian service in the marketplace.

Theological Studies Core Courses

REQUIRED COURSES (42 credit hrs)
Course Title Credits
Biblical Studies
(include both OT and NT studies; languages not applicable)
Recommended: OT 5000 and NT 5000
7–12 hrs
Theological Studies
(select from ST, PR, CC, and BE studies)
Recommended: ID 5000, ST 5201, ST 5202
9–12 hrs
Historical and Global Studies
(select from CH and ME studies)
CH 5051, CH 5052 or CH 5060, ID 6500, ME 6410, ME 6760, ME 7710
5–9 hrs
These courses may focus in a department or area of interest or be selected from across the curriculum.
5–16 hrs
PT 5100 Spiritual Formation for Ministry 2 hrs
PT 5090 Field Education (two semesters) 0 hrs
ID 7468 Capstone 2 hrs


This program of concentrated biblical and theological study prepares students for a variety of vocations under the lordship of Christ. The MA/TS is suitable for:

  • Senior or solo pastors and associate pastoral staff.
  • Church Planters
  • Program staff, either vocational or lay, in local churches working with children, youth, and adults.
  • Campus and para-church ministry leaders.
  • Chaplains.
  • Teachers in Christian primary and secondary schools.
  • Students who wish to pursue additional theological education at graduate or doctoral levels.
  • Persons engaged in speaking and writing ministries.
  • Persons seeking additional biblical and theological grounding to undergird and shape their own vocations in the marketplace.

In addition to the core required courses across all majors, students pursuing a Biblical Studies degree will focus on the following areas:

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