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Programme Description

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is designed for applicants who have a solid undergraduate background in theology and are desirous of being prepared academically to teach at the undergraduate level, for scholarly writing and/or doctoral studies. Students will be required to complete between fifteen (15) to twenty (20) courses depending on their theological emphasis.

Students without a theological background will be required to complete prerequisite courses as needed. 

Pastoral Studies (60 credit hours)

Pastoral Studies is one of three emphases, a combination of academic rigour and practical experience, tailored to prepare students for professional ministry and doctoral studies.

Biblical Studies (60 credit hours)

Biblical Studies is designed for students who desire a comprehensive understanding of the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. While it is demanding this theological emphasis, at the same time is very rewarding. Students can do either a thesis or non-thesis option totalling 6 credits.

Theology (45 credit hours)

Theology is appropriate for those who would like to teach theology, conduct research in theology, or further their theological studies through doctoral work. This 45 credit-hour degree is designed for those who want to complete their studies within two years. Students have the option to do either a thesis or non-thesis totalling 6 credits.


Pre-requisite courses are not for credit and are compulsory for students entering the programme without a first degree in theology or a similar discipline.

This masters degree falls under the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Degree Awarded: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration of Course: 2 to 2 1/2 years

Basic Entry Requirements: 

  • We require a first degree (honours degree with a GPA of 2.7 or higher) from an accredited University or College.
  • Students to be interviewed by the head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Why Study at CGST?

Because we are a spiritual, missional learning community, governed by our core values of :

  • and LOVE



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