Degree Preparation Summary
Master of Divinity (MDiv)*: Provides a full, comprehensive training in biblical studies and theology to open doors for ordination, further academic studies, parachurch ministry, or service in any vocation.
Master of Arts in Theology (MAT): Gives students a solid academic foundation in biblical and theological studies for further academic studies or to inform one's ministry and work in local communities.
Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (MATM): Forms students for work in their local church or communities through a range of biblical, theological, and ministry courses and through a practicum to help students integrate theory into practice.
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAICS): Prepares students for work or service in cross-cultural or multicultural contexts, equipping students with theological, biblical, sociological, and anthropological tools.
Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL): Equips pastors, missionaries, and nonprofit leaders, engaged together in a "cohort" (learning community), with new biblical, theological, cultural, and organizational insights for their leadership.
*Only 2/3 of the MDiv program can be completed in Sacramento, the remaining 1/3 must be completed at an MDiv degree site such as Menlo Park, Pasadena, Seattle, Phoenix, Houston, or Irvine.