Master of Theology

The Master of Theology (Th.M.) is designed to provide the student with advanced and specialized biblical study. Intended as prepara­tion for teaching or entrance into a terminal degree program, the Th.M. affords advanced training beyond the Master of Divinity. The program by nature places a heavy emphasis on developing research and writing skills, preparing students for an enhanced ministry of the Word or further post-graduate studies.

Students holding a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from an approved seminary or graduate school may enroll in the Master of Theology degree program. A candidate for the Th.M. must com­plete all course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B). In addition, the Master of Theology candidate must meet all graduation requirements listed in the seminary catalog.

The Th.M. areas of specialization include: Old Testament Studies, New Testament Studies, Systematic Theology, or Bible Exposition.

Curriculum

Advanced Bible Exposition

(e.g., Exposition of Pastoral Epistles)

3 credit hours

Advanced Old Testament Studies

(e.g., Hebrew Exegesis of Judges)

3 credit hours

Advanced New Testament Studies

(e.g., Greek Exegesis of the Fourth Gospel)

3 credit hours

Advanced Systematic Theology

(e.g., Advanced Apologetics)

3 credit hours
ThM Electives 12 credit hours
ThM Thesis 6 credit hours
Total 30 credit hours

 Prerequisites

  1. Applicants must have completed a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from an accredited seminary.
  2. Ap­plicants from non-accredited seminaries will be consid­ered on an individual basis. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) on a 4.0 grading scale.

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