Master of Theology

Program Information

Follow your calling and develop as a servant leader with our Master of Theology program. This fully online program can help lead you on the path to a career rooted in faith. Although many students use this degree as a path to ministry, this degree also offers opportunities to enter the fields of religious research, teaching, policymaking, social care and even counseling. Explore biblical studies, theological studies and pastoral leadership from dedicated instructors, in a supportive environment designed to help you succeed. All courses are designed and taught by our gifted theology faculty members, who complement Christian teachings with their real-world experiences.

Because our program is fully online, you can study in a flexible and convenient format. This makes Campbellsville University Online a great option in need of schedules that fit around family and work responsibilities. With our easily accessible online classroom, course materials are available anywhere and anytime.

Course Offerings

This program includes 30 credit hours of study. Students study either eighteen hours in the biblical studies, pastoral leadership or theological studies core emphasis. Students then complete the final 12 hours by taking six hours in each of the two remaining areas of study. Although the completion time will vary, the program can be completed in as little as two years. All courses listed below are three credit hours each.

Biblical Studies Core Courses (18 credit hours)
CHS 510 – Old Testament History & Interpretation I
CHS 511 – Old Testament History & Interpretation II
CHS 513 – Old Testament Prophets
CHS 520 – New Testament History & Interpretation I
CHS 521 – New Testament History & Interpretation II
CHS 525 – General Letters
CHS 526 – Pastoral Letters, Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leadership Core Courses (18 credit hours)
CHS 551 – Journey into Christ-likeness
CHS 552 – Pastoral Ministries & Evangelism
CHS 553 – Ministry of Proclamation & Worship
CHS 555 – Pastoral Care & Counseling
CHS 556 – Christian Evangelism and the Church
CHS 557 – Church Planting
CHS 567 – Leadership Development
CHS 562 – Intergenerational Ministries
CHS 661 – Innovations in the Contemporary Church

Theological Studies Core Courses (18 credit hours)
CHS 531 – Christian Theology
CHS 543 – Ethics of the Christian Faith
CHS 571 – Pre-Reformation History of the Church
CHS 572 – Post-Reformation History of the Church
CHS 576 – Baptist History and Heritage
CHS 634 – Gospel and Postmodernism

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)
Choose two courses each from the two remaining areas of study not associated with the chosen core emphasis.

Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.

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Real-World Preparation

With our online theology program, you will foster the skills that are required to become a dynamic and effective religious leader in today’s secular world. Campbellsville University graduates enjoy a variety of benefits as a result of this degree, including:

  • Development of advanced biblical and theological knowledge and theory
  • A fast track to careers in ministry, counseling and a variety of fields
  • A Christian education steeped in strong values and beliefs
  • Real world experiences from instructors with invaluable expertise to share

How to Apply

The Campbellsville University admissions process is simple and straightforward. Follow these steps to begin your journey:

  1. An online application for admission.
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  3. Eighteen undergraduate hours in Christian studies OR a master’s degree OR applicable graduate courses.
  4. If undergraduate overall GPA is below 3.0, either GRE (Graduate Record Exam) OR MAT (Miller Analogy Test).
  5. Philosophy of ministry essay (two to three pages).
  6. Two reference letters (one from an academician and one from a ministry mentor).
  7. Interview with the dean of the school of theology.

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This program is also available on campus in a traditional format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s traditional Master of Theology program.

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