Intensive Training to Thrive in a Variety of Roles
The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree is an intensive program which gives its graduates the tools to thrive in a variety of roles, whether serving inside the church or in other businesses and organizations.
Students in the MATS program pursue the heart of God while wrestling with the hard questions through rigorous study. The 42-hour curriculum explores biblical texts, theology, history, philosophy, literature, and religious institutions, as well as practical ministry training, through lecture, discussions, and research.
Throughout their studies, students develop their abilities to seek, find, and share God’s love through study and discussion, all while gaining invaluable hands-on experience through ministry mentorship. Classes are taught by professors with years of practical ministry experience and are designed to increase students’ abilities and confidence as Christian leaders.
The MATS model allows students to pursue their degree without uprooting their lives. Week-long intensive evening classes are held in Bozeman every academic term. Each course also includes reading prior to the week of class and several weeks of follow-up assignments, projects, and interaction with the instructor.