Master of Arts in ­Theology­

The M.A. in Theology program is primarily aimed at anyone who wants to become a pastor within the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and has already successfully completed a bachelor's degree in theology. The degree also entitles the holder to teach worldwide in the field of theology or religious education.

The master's degree is internationally recongnized and may be added to the holder's name. It entitles the holder to continue his/her academic career by way of a doctorate.

Application period

Applicants who need visa:
December 1 to March 31

Applicants who do not need visa:
April 1 to August 31

Beginning of the program

Winter semester

Length of the program

2 years / 4 semesters

Study option

Full-time studies

Degree

Master of Arts in Theology
(120 credits)

Language

German

Foreign applicants who have little or no knowledge of German may take a one-year course in German as a Foreign Language at Friedensau Adventist University.

Tuition

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­Content ­and­ Structure­

Content

The content of the program is divided into the following modules:

  • Interpretation of Reality and Hermeneutics
  • Theology and Religious Consciousness
  • Being a Christian in the Church and Society
  • Gospel as a Communicative Event
  • Hope and the Future
  • Religion as Ritual and Cult
  • Continuity and Change
  • Ethics and Responsibility
  • Art and Culture
  • Foundations of Christian Faith
  • Archaeology of Palestine
  • Christianity/Present-day World Religions
  • Child and Youth Work
  • Faith and Science

Structure

The normal program length is 4 semesters. It may be extended by up to 2 semesters upon application.

Like the bachelor's program, the master's program also has a modular structure. Larger thematic blocks are grouped in modules. Each module consists of several courses from various areas of study, from Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, Practical Theology, Mission Studies, and Church Development. The modules generally take one semester or one year of study.

The overall module grade is the arithmetic mean of the individual course grades. For each module completed, a set number of credits is given in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The credits are recognized throughout Europe and therefore transferable. Thus, transferring to a study program abroad should be easy.

Academic Information

Module Handbook M.A. Theology

Effective from October 1, 2015

Examination Regulations M.A. Theology

Effective from October 1, 2015

Examination Regulations M.A. Theology

Effective from October 1, 2021

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Admission ­requirements­

For German applicants, the prerequisite for the program is a bachelor's degree in theology.

Foreign applicants whose bachelor's degree is equivalent to the German degree can generally expect to be admitted to study at our university. Foreign applicants who have little or no knowledge of German may take a one-year course in German as a Foreign Language at Friedensau Adventist University. Foreign applicants must otherwise be able to demonstrate good knowledge of German, e.g. by successfully passing a test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF examination) with at least 2x TDN 4 and 2x TDN 3.

The Admissions Office may provide you with more detailed information.

Overview of all grants

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Any questions?

  • on program
  • on application
  • on finances
  • or in general

I would like to answer your questions!

Prof. Stefan Höschele

Program Director M.A. Theology
Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-121
Email:

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­Application for admission­

Upon request, the Admissions Office will provide you with all documents necessary for the application for admission. Submit the complete application for admission and the following documents to the Admissions Office in full in due time:

  • Certified photocopies of the original certificates showing school-leaving qualifications and any periods of study
  • Information on how studies will be financed
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photo

Periods of study should be documented as precisely as possible with relevant evidence, e.g. transcript. Please do not send original certificates! The documents remain in the possession of the university. Official translations of all foreign-language documents must be in German, except for English or French documents.

An application for admission can only be processed by the university when the necessary documents have been received in full. Hence the admission process can only consider those applications for which the necessary documents have been submitted by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

­Letter of admission­

The application for admission will be processed by the Admissions Office. The decision on admission will be made under consideration of the admission capacity, the level of qualification, and the clarified student financing. If all necessary prerequisites are fulfilled, the applicant will receive a notice of admission. The letter of admission for foreign applicants will only be sent once the deposit has been paid.

Your­ lecturers­

The following lecturers are working in the M.A. in Theology program:

Dr. theol. Johannes Hartlapp

Lecturer of Church History | School of Theology
Program Director B.A. Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Daniel Heinz | Ph.D. (USA)

Director | Historical Archive of Seventh-day Adventists in Europe

Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-155
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-154
Email:

Ahornstraße 3
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Prof. Stefan Höschele

Ph.D. (University of Malawi)
Professor for Systematic Theology and Adventist Studies
Vice Dean School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-121
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Igor Lorencin, Ph.D. (USA)

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-217
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Prof. Bernhard Oestreich

Ph.D. (USA)
Professor of New Testament | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Prof. Rolf J. Pöhler

Th.D. (USA)
Professor of Systematic Theology
Director of Institute for Adventist Studies
Program Director of Master of Theological Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 511 640 93 63 | +49 (0) 179 754 08 13
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Dr. theol. Wernfried Rieckmann

Lecturer of Biblical Languages | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-235
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Alexander C. Schulze, Ph.D.

Dean | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Friedensau

Jan A. Sigvartsen, Ph.D. (USA)

Associate Professor of Old Testament
Doctoral Program Coordinator
Associate Director, Institute of Biblical Studies and Archaeology

Telephone: +49 (0) 151 505 14654
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Dr. László Szabó

Associate Professor of Mission Studies and Intercultural Studies
Director | Arthur Daniells Institute of Mission Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-204
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 B
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Dr. phil. Kerstin Maiwald

Research Associate | Institut of Adventist Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-244
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Marcus Jelinek

M.A.
Adjunct Lecturer of New Testament | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Sebastian Kuhle

Director | Institute of Church Music

Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-122
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 10
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Dr. jur. Harald Mueller

Director | Institute of Religious Freedom

Telephone: +49 (0) 175 8 98 36 60
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Dr. phil. Christian Noack

Adjunct Lecturer of New Testament and Religious Education | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Andreas Rudolphi

Certified Breathing, Speech and Voice Teacher

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau.de

Friedbert Schramm

M.A. Theologie
Adjunct Lecturer of Theology | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Prof. Dr. phil. Thomas Steininger

Adjunct Lecturer of Practical Theology | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 61 51 53 80 07
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Frederik Woysch

M.A.
Adjunct Lecturer of Mission Studies | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

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