Master On Campus


Vanguard University

24 months
535 USD/credit 12840 USD/year
535 USD/credit 12840 USD/year
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The Theology program at Vanguard University provides training for participants to reflect theologically on the role of the church in contemporary society and to develop skills necessary for effective ministry within local churches, mission agencies or para-church ministries. 


Biblical Objectives:

  • Gain exegetical skills in understanding the content of Scripture through its form, context, structure, and vocabulary.
  • Identify the basic issues involved in the exposition of Scripture including the cultural and historical background of the text.
  • Apply skills to use Scripture in a variety of life and church circumstances: polity, apologetics, homiletics, Christian ethics, doctrine, and mission.

Theological Objectives:

  • Examine the development of Christian life at Vanguard University and thought in their historical contexts with this Theology program.
  • Compare and evaluate prominent theological systems and movements in recent centuries.
  • Discuss the major theological loci in sensitivity to biblical revelation, doctrinal developments in history, and contemporary contextual changes.

Leadership Objectives:

  • Cultivate the dimensions of spirituality by exploring the disciplines of the spiritual life, the process of faith formation and the nature of ever-deepening moral life.
  • Develop the leadership roles of the minister (clergy and lay leader) as preacher, educator, caregiver and administrator in the life of the local church or para-church ministry.
  • Examine the larger cultural and social environment in which the church carries out its global mission.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theological Studies 
  • Old Testament Exegesis 
  • New Testament Exegesis 
  • Biblical Exegesis and Expository Preaching 
  • Historical Theology 
  • Systematic Theology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • References: A form and letter must be submitted by both a pastoral and academic reference in order to complete your application.
  • Personal Statement (3-5 pages): Write a detailed statement of purpose which describes your reasons, including vocational reasons, for pursuing a graduate degree in Religion at Vanguard. Also, describe how your Christian faith is related to your desire to pursue the Masters of Theological Studies program.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please provide a detailed resume or curriculum vitae listing all employment, experience, education, training, etc.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 535 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 535 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Costa Mesa

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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