2020-06-03
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Which of these careers appeals to you?

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Which most closely matches how someone might describe you?

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What is your current level of education?

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Choose what personality type matches you best.

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If you graduated with your theology degree today, to whom would you minister?

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What appeals the least to you?

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What best describes your style?

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Your result is:

Practical Theology

It seems that a Master of Arts in Practical Theology might be just the thing for you!

This M.A. program, which also comes in the form of a bachelor of arts, focuses on a variety of ministry and non-ministry applications, and aims to teach you how to apply theological concepts to everyday activities.

Courses of study include intercultural studies, worship and media, business ministry, and Christian entrepreneurship. Have you ever wanted to start your own Christian small business? This might be the degree for you.

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Master of Divinity

It looks like a Master of Divinity degree might be what you’re looking for!

This graduate degree, which also comes in the form of a bachelor of arts, and is abbreviated as “M.Div.” is a traditional seminary degree that will prepare you for ordination, and a full-time, professional role in the ministry. It’s focus is on topics and concerns that align with the typical activities of a member of the ministry, such as pastoral counseling and teaching.

For those pursuing this degree, a number of concentrations are available, such as Biblical studies, Christian theology, and the history of Christianity.

This is the traditional route to becoming a pastor in the denomination of your choice, or it can be a stepping stone for further graduate study. With a Master of Divinity degree, you’ll have career opportunities that include church planting, ministerial leadership, and more. It’s up to you!

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Your result is:

Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies awaits you!

This degree—abbreviated as MTS—enables students to broadly explore the literatures, languages, thought, and practices of a variety of theological fields and traditions. Most Master of Theological studies programs are very broadly focused research programs that give students the tools they need to work in many different theology-related roles.

This degree is for those who wish to teach, research, and publish in their field, as well as for those who endeavor to go on to get their doctorate. If this sounds like your dream, go for it!

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Master of Theology

It looks like a Master of Theology degree is for you!

This graduate degree delves into theological principles, reasoning, and philosophy, and is for those who wish to work in the research and academic side of religion, as opposed to working in the ministry. If you want a deep understanding about the why of your faith, look here.

This degree is usually a stepping stone to further education, or is for those in the ministry who wish for in-depth, specialized knowledge about a particular theological subject, such as Paul’s writings, Biblical languages, or the parables of Jesus.

Graduates will be prepared to go on to study at the doctoral level, or can return to the ministry with an enhanced scholarly understanding of a specialized ministry function.

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Doctor of Ministry

It sounds like the Doctor of Ministry might be what you’re looking for.

This is a terminal degree, which means it’s the highest degree you can earn in a given field, and requires a previously earned master’s degree. The required work is intense—the D.Min can take many years to work through. But the outcome is worth it, as you’ll be prepared for leadership roles in Christian organizations, large ministries, and military chaplaincy.

If you want to take on the big, strategic challenges, lead world-changing Christian organizations, and take charge of large congregations, this is the degree for you.

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Doctor of Philosophy, Theological Studies

The Doctor of Philosophy, Theological Studies suits you best.

This is a terminal degree, the highest degree you can earn in a given field, and requires a previously earned master’s degree. The work required to make it through this program is intense, and can take 5 to 7 years to make it to graduation. But if you are in possession of a curious mind that simply can’t learn enough, you’ll love it.

This Ph.D. will equip you to go out into academic side of theology, where you’ll train up new generations of pastors, theologians, and religious writers. There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing you’ve equipped someone to succeed in their quest to spread the word of God.

If you dream of being a professor at a large Christian research university, or if you have aspirations of becoming the next big theological writer, this degree may be for you. Don’t hold back—go for it!

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