Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Dr. Joel Cocklin, Director

The Master of Arts in Practical Theology (MAPT) equips persons for servant leadership and service in various areas associated with the Christian community’s corporate life and practice.  The degree seeks to develop the general theological, practical application, abilities, and skills required in various ministry forms.  The program integrates intensive and distance learning courses, while allowing students to remain resident within their particular local and congregational contexts.

The MAPT is a 60-credit, four-year graduate degree program delivered in a hybrid system.  Thirty credit hours are completed by intensive courses at WTS or a nearby retreat center.  The remaining 30 credits are completed via distance education (online).  The MAPT is intended to provide advanced training for individuals seeking to serve in diverse ministries including lay leadership roles.

Students may choose an area of concentration that best fits their calling, giftedness, and career goals. The MAPT offers four areas of concentration in which students complete four, 3-credit courses (12 credits). The four areas of concentration offered are:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Counseling
  • Christian Leadership
  • Pastoral Ministry

For more information on the MAPT (formerly MACD) curriculum click here.

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