Theological Studies, M.A. | North Park University | Chicago, United States
24 months
560 USD/credit 16800 USD/year
560 USD/credit 16800 USD/year
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The Theological Studies program of North Park University is an academic-focused program intended for students who desire advanced study in the Bible, theology, and church history, but do not anticipate vocational ministry as a pastor or staff minister.


Key facts

The graduates of the Theological Studies program of North Park University often go on to pursue doctoral studies in a biblical or theological field leading to a career in academic scholarship. The program may also be a good choice for lay persons who desire greater theological knowledge in order to serve their local congregations.

Study in Chicago and Online

The MATS is typically completed in two years of full-time study in Chicago, though students may choose to extend the degree program utilizing a combination of in-person and online courses. At least 24 credits must be completed at our main campus, which offers the advantage of world-class faculty, research opportunities, and the community on our campus and throughout the city. For this degree, students must have access to a theological library during their thesis writing (either in their home location or by relocating to Chicago for those months).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • New Testament I: The Texts and Their World
  • New Testament II: The Texts and Their Theology
  • Christian History I: The Early Church to the Early Reformation (1-16c)
  • Christian History II: Global Christianity (17-21c)
  • Research Methods
  • Christian Theology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All international students for whom English is not their primary language must meet the University’s requirement for English language proficiency.
  • Submit your Transcripts
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of visa & I-20 (if already in the U.S.)
  • Submit the Financial Resources Form
  • Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 560 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 560 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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