Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry

Description faculty requirements

Description:

The Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry degree couples rich theological inquiry with formative practices to prepare leaders for lay ministry, diaconal and, in some traditions, ordained ministry, or for service in bi-vocational settings such as teaching, business, social work, NGOs, and non-profit organizations. The M.A.T.M. is a forty-eight semester hour degree with two tracks:

  • Congregational Ministry
  • Social Transformation

Optional Certificates of Study within the M.A.T.M.: 

  • Biblical Studies
  • Black Church Studies
  • History, Theology, and Ethics
  • Military Chaplaincy
  • Pastoral Care
  • Sexual and Gender Justice

View coursework and other degree program requirements related to the M.A.T.M. program here.

See Brite’s masters programs side by side.

Due to the generosity of donors, M.A.T.M. students are eligible for generous financial assistance in the form of need and merit-based tuition grants. More information about tuition and fees is available here.

The Masters Admissions Committee normally acts on completed applications within six weeks. If the action is favorable, the applicant will receive an offer of admission as well as an indication of any tuition grant or stipend award.

Core Faculty:

Charles Bellinger  

Charles Bellinger

Russell Dalton  

Russell Dalton

James O. Duke  

James O. Duke

Ariel Feldman  

Ariel Feldman

Wil Gafney  

Wil Gafney

Francisco Lozada, Jr.  

Francisco Lozada, Jr.

Namsoon Kang  

Namsoon Kang

Timothy S. Lee  

Timothy S. Lee

Joretta Marshall  

Joretta Marshall

Shelly Matthews  

Shelly Matthews

Barbara McClure  

Barbara McClure

Lance Pape  

Lance Pape

Tim Robinson  

Tim Robinson

Timothy Sandoval  

Timothy Sandoval

Stephen V. Sprinkle  

Stephen V. Sprinkle

Ed Waggoner  

Ed Waggoner

D. Newell Williams  

D. Newell Williams

Jeffrey Williams  

Jeffrey Williams

Admission Requirements:

M.A.T.M. applications must meet the following requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree or equivalent (GPA: 2.75 and an average of not less than 3.0 in courses taken at the junior and senior level.)
    • Those with a GPA between 2.50 and 2.749 or whose junior and senior course level work is below 3.0 may be eligible for admission on academic probation.
    • The Admissions Committee may consider applicants who do not meet these standards on a case by base basis.
  2. Admissions interview
  3. Essays
  4. Statement of Intent
  5. Letters of Recommendation
  6. Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions
  7. TOEFL (if applicable)
  8. Personal Conduct Statement
  9. Application Fee