Announcing a new name for the MA in Christian Studies
The Master of Arts in Theology & Culture
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology has renamed its Master of
Arts in Christian Studies degree to Master of Arts in Theology & Culture (MATC). The
MATC invites students to engage the biblical text, the human soul and the
complexity of culture for the sake of compassionately and creatively living in the world in various vocational capacities. This name more accurately captures the educational aims of the MATC degree program.
Master of Arts in Theology & Culture
|MA in Theology & Culture
||Features and Objectives
The Master of Arts in Theology & Culture (MATC) program is designed as an introduction to understanding the biblical text, the human soul, and the complexity of culture.
There are three tracks available in our Master of Arts in Theology & Culture program:
Theology, Imagination, and the Arts
The Theology, Imagination, and the Arts Track prepares students for the prophetic role of the artist within the church. Students explore the intersection of theology and art in order to live into their artistic calling – the transformation of people and culture through the production of artwork and creative experiences.
Global and Social Partnership
The Global and Social Partnership Track trains students in developing a mutual relationship with the world based on humility, curiosity, and context while advocating on behalf of God, humanity, and creation. Students learn to engage their local community with a global perspective, marked by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, while mindful of the shift toward a postcolonial context.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Track offers students improved skills in interpersonal relationships and an enhancement of the biblical and theological categories that undergird the framework of relationships. This degree offers holistic training for ministry in the church while allowing a student to fully customize their program by having the most open electives of any degree program offered.
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- 48 Credit Hours over two years
- Combines the best of all The Seattle School courses allowing students to integrate both psychological and theological streams of thought in their work
- Prepares graduates with the ability to apply a thoughtful Christian worldview
- Academically rigorous coursework aimed at developing deeply theological yet relational thinking
What Makes the MATC Unique?
Our mission is unique in its emphasis and interdisciplinary study of text, soul and culture. The MATC curriculum is structured around the assumption that good leaders and thinkers are those that have learned to “read” well, whether that be the Scriptures, their own stories, the lives of others, even good films and literature.