The MATS curriculum is designed for Christians who desire to integrate theological studies with cultural and social concerns.

With this 66-credit hour degree, you will strengthen the religious basis for one’s life and work whether in a secular career or a church staff position.

This degree is also available fully online through RTS Global Education.

Graduation Requirements

  1. MA students typically spend two years in residence to complete the required curriculum for the MA degree. At a minimum, residential students pursuing the MATS must take at least 34 credit hours at the appropriate RTS MA-degree-granting campus. Global Education students must take at least 34 credit hours online for the MATS A 2.0 (C) cumulative grade-point average (GPA) is required for all RTS courses taken.
  2. The seminary must have on file official transcripts showing that the student holds a baccalaureate degree or its foreign equivalent.
  3. The conduct and attitude of the student must be satisfactory according to the norms of Scripture and the Westminster Standards.
  4. The student must pass the English Bible exam.
  5. The student must clear all financial obligations to the seminary.

Dual Degree

Students taking the MA/MAC program may earn the MA with one additional year of study (102 hours required for the dual program). Students in the MA in Christian Counseling degree may earn a dual MACC/MATS degree by completing 99 credit hours. A student may complete the MA (Theological Studies) plus the MDiv degree program in four years with a total of 139 credit hours.