Master's Degrees

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Ashland Theological Seminary offers a range of degree programs designed to prepare leaders in a number of ministry applications. Our degrees are diverse in scope, but share a single focus: the centrality of Christ and the Scriptures. Each of our degree programs prioritizes an intimate relationship with Christ and emphasizes dependence on the Holy Spirit for effective ministry. You can choose from a variety of flexible and online study options to complete your degree.

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Master of Arts in Black Church Studies

Become a scholar, church practitioner, and competent leader in congregations and other settings within African American culture.

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Master of Arts (Biblical Studies)

Engage meaningfully in biblical research and writing. Prepare for further graduate studies or be equipped to teach foundational Bible courses. 

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Master of Divinity

The normative degree for ordained ministry. Be equipped for pastoral and religious leadership in your church or professional setting.

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Master of Arts in Black Church Studies

Become a scholar, church practitioner, and competent leader in congregations and other settings within African American culture.

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Master of Arts (Biblical Studies)

Engage meaningfully in biblical research and writing. Prepare for further graduate studies or be equipped to teach foundational Bible courses. 

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Master of Divinity

The normative degree for ordained ministry. Be equipped for pastoral and religious leadership in your church or professional setting.

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Master of Arts in Applied Bible & Theology

Combine practical biblical and theological instruction from world-class faculty with the convenience of  learning at your own pace and from anywhere.

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Master of Arts in Applied Bible & Theology

Combine practical biblical and theological instruction from world-class faculty with the convenience of  learning at your own pace and from anywhere.

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

Be equipped for effective ministry and competent leadership. Build a foundation in ministerial theory and practice for ministry vocations.

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Master of Divinity (Chaplaincy)

Be equipped with a specially tailored skillset to minister effectively in pluralistic settings such as military, hospital, prison, college or long-term care.

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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Develop exceptional counseling skills from a Christian worldview. Provide compassionate care to people from diverse backgrounds.

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Master of Arts (Historical and Theological Studies)

Develop a deeper understanding of your faith. Prepare for further graduate studies or be equipped to teach in your church contexts.

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The Calling

The Calling is an online learning experience which lets you remain in your current career or ministry context all while being equipped to pursue your call.

Doctor of Ministry

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As a current ministry professional, have you considered taking your theological studies to the next level? Our professional Doctor of Ministry degree program is grounded in the real work of ministry you live out each day. Through this terminal degree, you will encounter rigorous academics, a supportive community, and an invitation to go deeper still in your relationship with Christ.

Certificate Programs

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Would you like to continue your theological studies in a supportive and highly relational environment? Our certificate programs provide alternatives to comprehensive degree programs. If you are looking to boost your effectiveness in ministry while deepening your dependence on Christ, our certificates offer a  solution. 

Professional Certificates are non-credit programs designed to grow you as a leader and a disciple.

 

Graduate Certificates include for-credit courses that can be transferred into a future degree.

 

Discover encouragement and empowerment as you live out your calling.

Pathways to Access

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Complete your coursework online or in-person using a variety of modalities. Explore options below.

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Attend class live from your location when you connect virtually through a Traditional Access class.

Complete weekly coursework independently online and engage with your professor and peers regularly.

Complete weekly coursework on-demand and join scheduled meetings online with your professor and peers.

Attend class live and in-person with your professor and peers at one of our campus locations.

Attend class in-person less than 50% of the time. Complete the rest of your coursework independently online.

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We’re here to support you as you follow God’s call on your life. When you complete this form, we will personally reach out to you to discuss your selected degree program.

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