Practical Theology (M.A.)
The Master’s degrees in Practical Theology prepare students spiritually, academically, professionally, and cross-culturally in areas of biblical studies, theological understanding, and practical ministry.
Program Entrance Requirements
To be accepted into these programs, the student must have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.50 from an accredited college or university. Any exceptions must be approved by the Dean of the Harrison Graduate School.
The “Thesis Option” is provided for each of these programs except Children and Family Ministry. This option is especially designed for and usually limited to students who plan to continue their graduate work in a Ph.D. doctoral program after completing their M.A.
In this option, the student takes two 3-hour courses of Thesis in the Elective Component of the degree plan. These two courses must be taken in two consecutive regular semesters (Fall-Spring or Spring-Fall, not available in Summer). This option must be approved by the Department Chair during the semester prior to the student’s first semester of thesis.
Application for graduation must be made by the end of late registration in the semester in which the student anticipates to graduate. In order to qualify for a specific graduation date, graduating students must have all program and course requirements completed. Contact the Graduate School Office and the Registrar’s Office for more information.