• HOME
  • Degrees & Programs
  • M.A.T.S.

Degrees & Programs

Master of Arts in
Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) degree at Reformed University is shaped by a conviction that the life of faith in today’s world may be enriched by deep exploration of theological traditions in dialogue with broad understanding of the complexities of our global context. In this program, students have opportunities to prepare for a variety of contributions to communities, to faith, and to theological knowledge. Because of its academic nature, many students who pursue a MATS will be able to pursue further graduate studies in numerous fields related to theology or serve in the non-profit sector, higher education, counseling, or various communities of faith.

The degree program requires satisfactory completion of 45 credit hours of the MATS curriculum.

Program Objectives (Learning Outcomes)

The M.A.T.S degree program aims to:

  • To articulate a deep understanding of at least one major theological tradition or of theological practice, thought, and structure.
  • To assess some of the major theories and methods in the scholarly study of Christianity and be able to analyze the connections between the study of religion and other academic and professional disciplines.
  • To be able to analyze the ways that knowledge of religion is shaped by the cultural, political, and social location of the knower, and to explain how cultural, political, and social processes and strategies of inclusion and exclusion have shaped religious formations, knowledges, traditions, practices, and institutions.
  • To be able to use the understandings of religion acquired in the program to engage creatively and critically in the contemporary practice of such fields as education, the arts, law, medicine, journalism, social service, or social change.
  • To be well-prepared to pursue the interdisciplinary studies and independent research typical of higher education and to be cognizant of diverse fields of doctoral study.
Administrative Fees (when applicable)
Application Fee $100
I-20 Students Application Fee $50
New Students Orientation Fee $50
Placement Test (per appointment) $30
Total $230


Graduate Program (per credit) $330
(12 Credits = $2,970)  
Technology Fee $122
Student Activity Fee $50
Facility Fee $50
Registration Fee $100
(Per semester) $322