Columbia Theological Seminary is known for the practical application of scholarship in theology and other related fields. The purpose of the Master of Arts in Practical Theology (MAPT) degree is to equip persons for a broad array of ministries through the practice of theological and contextual reflection. With faculty representing multiple denominations, our courses in practical theology will deepen and broaden your understanding of Christian practice.
This graduate degree program combines a core curriculum of theological studies with the study of particular ministry arts through four areas of concentration: Christian Education, Christian Leadership, Pastoral Care/Pastoral Theology, or Worship. The degree is designed as preparation for specialized professional or volunteer ministry in congregations and beyond. The degree may also be appropriate for lay persons serving in non-ordained ministry positions.
This program may also be used as part of a dual degree option to add an area of specialization to a Master of Divinity degree.
Prospective MAPT students are encouraged to attend one of our Seminary Weekends in Decatur, GA near Atlanta, offered in November and February of each year.+ Back to Degree Programs