Master's Degrees

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC) is a theologically grounded program that prepares students to counsel from a distinctly Christian perspective.

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Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is an academic MA degree, designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the content of the Christian faith.

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Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is the flagship degree of Beeson Divinity School. It combines academic and practical training to prepare men and women for full-time ministry. This degree offers a balanced curriculum of Biblical studies, historical and theological studies, spiritual formation and ministry leadership development.

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Advanced Degrees

Master of Theology

The Master of Theology (ThM) provides advanced theological study beyond Master of Divinity (MDiv) studies as further preparation for ministry and/or as preparation for research doctoral (PhD) studies.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Theology for the Church

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theology for the Church is designed for pastors and ministers who wish to expand and deepen their theological knowledge for the sake of the church’s witness. The curriculum combines advanced-level seminars across theological disciplines along with specialized research under the supervision of a faculty member who specializes in the field. This degree combines the best of on-site learning in weeklong seminars with virtual research seminars and independent research.

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Other Opportunities

In cooperation with Samford University, Beeson also offers accelerated pathway programs and joint degrees. Beeson also offers an emphasis in chaplaincy, certificates for Anglican and Wesleyan students, and a missions certificate for those seeking intentional training in cross-cultural ministry.

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