Program Overview

Multnomah University offers a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies for students who want to develop their responsibilities and opportunities in leadership by studying the theological and historical aspects of Christianity and the Bible. The program offers an advanced standing option for those who have experience in biblical studies and theology. For the advanced track, students are required to have a minimum of 36 credit hours in Bible, theology, and Bible related subjects in traditional areas of systematic theology.

The program consists of theological and historical understanding of Christianity and the Bible, which consists of 60 credit hours of classes as part of the curriculum. Classes include principals of spiritual formation, methods of theological research, and contemporary theology and ethics.

Students completing the program will have demonstrated mastery of theological studies with qualifications that include foundational knowledge of the content of Scripture within its cultural and historical context, competence and understanding the Word of God by utilizing basic methods of biblical interpretation, knowledge of theology and Christian doctrines, and to demonstrate knowledge of the history of Christianity. In addition, students will know how to effectively communicate the message of Christianity in various cultural contexts, integration of theological reflection and practice, and the ability to promote a biblical and theological understanding of the person, work and ministry.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Multnomah University is a private not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Portland, Oregon. Multnomah University was established in 1936 by Reverend John Mitchell, Dr. Sutcliffe, and Dr. Aldrich to create a much-needed Christian educational institution in the Pacific Northwest. The school was originally named Multnomah School of the Bible, which became Multnomah Bible College and Seminary in 1993. In 2008, the school changed its name to Multnomah University to reflect its many offerings.

    Multnomah University specializes in Biblical studies and theology and offers certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Multnomah offers online bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as online bachelor completion programs. 


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