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 degree or MAPT 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.
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.
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