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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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ACU’s Master of Arts in Theological Studies is a flexible degree program designed for those who wish to deepen their theological foundation and gain greater competence in selected areas of religious knowledge. With many elective hours, you can personalize the degree to match your particular passions and interests.



100% online

This 100% online ministry degree is ideal if you’re seeking personal enrichment. This degree also equips you to draw from the resources of the Christian tradition and to advance the practice of theology in the church, academia, and contemporary society. The coursework prepares you for doctorate-level work and provides advanced study of theological disciplines for those whose aspirations do not include professional ministry.


36 hours

24 months


Biblical Exegesis

Systematic Theology

History of Christianity

+ Outcomes

+ Admission Requirements

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate general competence in fundamental biblical, historical, theological, and related disciplines.
  • Demonstrate competence in a particular concentrated area of study.
  • Demonstrate how their coursework has enriched their application of biblical and theological disciplines.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Author a personal statement of interest.
  • Complete a writing assessment.

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