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Regent offers four distinct graduate programs, each designed to fit different goals, interests, and parameters.

All of our programs, taught by our world-class faculty, are founded on the same values:

  • helping you integrate your faith and life
  • helping you experience a personal transformation through learning in a vibrant and diverse community
  • helping you live faithfully and missionally in the world

Not sure which program is right for you? Check out the Choose Your Program page

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    Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies (GradDipCS)

    Goal

    Gain a foundation in the Christian faith, and find out why theological education is important for the whole body of Christ, not just those working for churches or parachurch organizations.

    Credit Hours
    24
    Completion Time
    minimum 1 year full-time
    Requirements

    You must have a bachelor’s degree 

    or 

    be at least 28 years of age and able to demonstrate how your life / vocational / educational experience can be seen as equivalent to a university degree.

    Foundational Courses

    Get a taste from the core of the master’s degree programs and become familiar with an overall biblical perspective. This will serve as a foundation for your other courses.

    Concentrations

    Concentrations are not part of the GradDipCS program.

    Distance Education

    You can take up to 9 credits through Distance Education.

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    Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MA Theo. Studies)

    Goal

    Gain vocational clarity as you learn to integrate faith into your everyday life and work, whether in the marketplace, academy, home, or church.

    Credit Hours
    60
    Completion Time
    minimum 2-3 years full-time
    Requirements

    You must have a bachelor’s degree 

    or 

    be at least 28 years of age and able to demonstrate how your life / vocational / educational experience can be seen as equivalent to a university degree.

    Foundational Courses

    Eight core courses will equip you with biblical, historical, and theological tools; introduce you to critical cultural issues; and lead you in your own spiritual formation and vocation.

    Concentrations

    One of the primary appeals of the MA in Theological Studies is that it allows you to focus your studies in one of these concentrations:

    Scripture

    • Biblical Languages
    • Old Testament
    • New Testament
    • Biblical Studies

    Christian History & Theology

    • History of Christianity
    • Doctrinal Theology
    • Spiritual Theology

    Christianity, Church, & Culture

    • Marketplace Theology
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Christianity and the Arts
    • World Christianity
    • Applied Theology

    Distance Education

    You can take up to 20 credits through Distance Education.

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    Master of Divinity (MDiv)

    Goal

    Prepare for work as a pastor, missionary, church worker, or professional in a parachurch organization.

    Credit Hours
    90
    Completion Time
    minimum 3-4 years full-time
    Requirements

    You must have a bachelor’s degree 

    or 

    be at least 28 years of age and able to demonstrate how your life / vocational / educational experience can be seen as equivalent to a university degree.

    Foundational Courses

    Eight core courses will equip you with biblical, historical, and theological tools; introduce you to critical cultural issues; and lead you in your own spiritual formation and vocation.

    Concentrations

    Concentrations in the MDiv program are optional. Their advantage is that they allow you to focus your studies in a specific area:

    Scripture

    • Biblical Languages
    • Old Testament
    • New Testament


    Christian History and Theology

    • History of Christianity
    • Doctrinal Theology
    • Spiritual Theology

    Christianity, Church, & Culture

    • Marketplace Theology
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Christianity and the Arts
    • World Christianity
    • Pastoral Theology

    Distance Education

    You can take up to 30 credits through Distance Education.

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    Master of Theology (ThM)

    Goal

    Prepare for a doctorate and an academic vocation by pursuing focused studies in a particular area of interest. The ThM is also the perfect academic supplement to the MDiv.

    Credit Hours
    24 minimum
    Completion Time
    minimum 1 year full-time
    Requirements

    You must have an MDiv or a master's degree in theological studies equivalent to Regent's MA in Theological Studies with a GPA of 3.3.

    Foundational Courses

    Two upper level seminars will equip you in advanced theological research and familiarize you with some of the most crucial issues shaping theology today.

    Concentrations

    Concentrations are not part of the ThM program.

    Distance Education

    You can take up to 6 credits through Distance Education.

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    Master of Arts in Leadership, Theology & Society (MALTS)

    Goal

    Grow in wisdom as you weave together theological insight, critical cultural analysis, and practical leadership training.

    Credit Hours
    36
    Completion Time
    24 months
    Requirements

    You must have a bachelor’s degree 

    or 

    be at least 28 years of age and able to demonstrate how your life / vocational / educational experience can be seen as equivalent to a university degree.

    You must also have at least five years of full-time work experience (or equivalent) in which you have had leadership responsibilities or which point toward potential leadership responsibilities in the future.

    Foundational Courses

    The eight on-campus courses, the ongoing workplace immersion, and the capstone project follow a specific sequence and build on each other as they explore various dimensions of leadership.

    Concentrations

    Concentrations are not part of the MALTS program.

    Distance Education

    There are no Distance Education courses available in the MALTS program.

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