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Applied Theology M.A. – Ph.D. (or Th.D.)

Master’s Degree to Doctoral Degree in a Single Combined Program (or Master’s only)

1 Peter 1: 13 urges us to study:

“Therefore, prepare your minds for actions, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace of God…”

This premise is further enhanced in II Timothy 3: 16 – 17:

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”  These teachings make very clear the fact that a life of service begins with a life of learning.  Many churches today are led by self-proclaimed preachers who may know Holy Scripture well but who have little understanding of what it means. The trend is toward teachers without knowledge who think their “calling” is all the credentialing they need.  Strange doctrines are being taught, and the faith of the people is dangerously undernourished. When life crises appear, the people lack the resources to overcome.

When you study at St. James, you are “preparing your mind” for service. You will put your knowledge to use in a powerful way, whether as a minister or priest or a chaplain or counselor. Every pastor must be prepared. See our student comments.

Tuition: $6,500, master’s only or $9,000 through the doctorate, plus the cost of texts self-purchased at discount. This very low tuition, which may be the lowest anywhere, is made possible largely through an all-volunteer faculty and the fact that we are a true ministry. Our faculty is comprised of world-class scholars with down-to-earth experience in their ministerial professions. And they always have time for their students. Mentoring is their favorite activity.  (Below, only the master’s portion is shown.  At the doctoral level, in addition to coursework, candidates complete a dissertation or undertake a unique project that represents an innovative contribution to the field of applied theology.)

Doctor of Theology


MATheo 101 Introduction To Theology
MATheo 102 Introduction To Sacred Scripture
MATheo 103 God, One and Triune
MATheo 104 God, The Creator
MATheo 105 God made Man: Jesus
MATheo 201 Mariology
MATheo 202 The Grace of God
MATheo 203 The Church of God
MATheo 204 Sacred Liturgy
MATheo 205 The Sacraments
MATheo 301 Fundamentals of Moral Theology
MATheo 302 The Commandments of the Law of God and of the Church
MATheo 303 The Theological and Moral Virtues
MATheo 304 Marriage and the Family
MATheo 305 Church Ministry
MATheo 401 Christology
MATheo 402 Pneumatology
MATheo 403 Ecclesiology
MATheo 404 Missiology
MATheo 405 Patrology


The tuition through the doctorate is $9,000 (USD), far less than anywhere else! With this innovative program, our Seminary now offers students from all over the world a stimulating educational experience of superb quality. You may proceed at your own pace, and you are guaranteed unlimited guidance and encouragement through email, telephone, and Skype.

Also see our enriching program in Psychology with a Christian World View.  Theology students have the option of majoring in psychology. M.A.-Ph.D. program in Psychology.