Center for Online Theological Studies (COTS, Kottayam, Kerala,India

Master of Arts in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology is a specialized degree that provides comprehensive knowledge of Scripture and Theology, thereby enabling one to be effective in his/her sphere of ministry. This is an academic degree which is designed for working professionals who are committed to learn God’s Word systematically.

Objectives of the Course

This course will help the students to:-

  • Understand God’s Word and apply it in his/her context.
  • Enhance their Spiritual life and instill a passion for Christ-likeness.
  • Be nurtured as servant-leaders who are actively involved in the life and ministry of the Church.
  • Acquire skills for a Spirit-empowered ministry appropriate for their context.
  • Promote integration of Christian reflection and action.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be born again, committed Christians, passionate for the study of the Word of God with an intention to be effective in their sphere of ministry.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University or a Bachelor of Theology either from Asia Theological Association (ATA) or Senate of Serampore College (SSC).
  • Applicants who hold a Bachelor of Theology from non-accredited colleges can be considered for admission after qualifying the entrance examination.
  • Applicants must own a computer with a good configuration and a stable internet connection.

Mode of Study

Master of Arts in Theology is offered in a modular system. Course content is delivered through recorded lectures, live interactive sessions and other study aids.

Period of Study

Master of Arts in Theology is a two- year program. Each subject lasts for a duration of 45 to 60 days. The students are expected to complete their subject within this period. Extension can be allowed only on payment of an extension fee.

Areas of Study

This Master of Arts in Theology program comprises of 60% foundational courses and 40% specialization courses. Foundation courses other than the area of specialization include the following areas: Bible, Church History, Theology/Ethics, Practical Theology, Ministry related courses, Pastoral, Mission, Christian Education, and Religions.

Subjects Offered for the Course

Sl. Core Courses Optional Courses (Any Four)
1. Study Skills (Preparatory Course) Prophets in the Old Testament
2. Introduction to the Old Testament Judges and Kings of Israel
3. Introduction to the New Testament Psalms and Proverbs
4. Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels Christian Apologetics
5. Jesus in the Gospel of John Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements
6. Writings of Moses Church and Mission
7. Apostle Paul: His life, Ministry and Writings Church and Ministry
8. History of Christianity Christian Leadership
9. Systematic Theology Marriage Counseling
10. Major Religions of the World Elementary Greek-I
11. Bible and Mission
12. Christian Counseling
13. Christian Ethics
14. Interpreting the Bible
15. Principles of Preaching
16. Ministry Internship

Credits

The Master of Arts in Theology is worth 60 credits which incorporates twenty (20) subjects.

Application Procedure

  • 1. Fill in the application online.
  • 2. Download the form of acceptance by Mentor and upload it after filling it.
  • 3. Download the form of acceptance by Ministry Supervisor & upload after filling it.
  • 4. Pay the Fees through Credit/Debit Card

Fee Structure

International Students US & Canada
(US$)
Admission Fee 104
Subject Fee 154
Extension Fee 54
Graduation Fee 104
Transcript Fee 104

**The Centre for Online Theological Studies (COTS) reserves the right to revise the fee structure in accordance with the escalation of the operating cost of the program.

Graduation Requirements

Students must fulfill the requirements as per the demands of the academic council of the IPCTSK and ATA. Apart from the credit requirements, COTS gives prime importance to the character formation, spiritual development, and ministry commitment of the students. The character formation of a student is assessed with the help of a mentor. The spiritual development and the ministry commitment of a student are assessed through a ministry supervisor.

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