MASTER OF THEOLOGY

The Master of Theology (ThM) is a pre-doctoral, capstone master’s degree designed for future PhD work. It focuses on advanced topics in theology, biblical studies, biblical languages, and Old/New Testament exegesis. For students desiring to teach at the college level, this is typically the minimum recommended degree. A student in the ThM program can choose to focus in one of several concentrations to further customize their degree.

25

Credit Hours

6

Unique Concentrations

12

Concentration Credits

2

Avg. Years to Complete

CORE CURRICULUM

Required in all Master of Theology concentrations
BE 705Advanced Hermeneutics3
NT 752Advanced Greek Reading3
OT 752Advanced Hebrew Reading3
RS 751Advanced Thesis I2
RS 752Advanced Thesis II2
Total ThM Core13

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Concentrations

Old Testament

OT 702Old Testament Textual Criticism3
Any 9 units of the following:
OT 705Septuagint3
OT 710Ancient Near Eastern History3
OT ElecAny 600+ Level OT Exegesis Course3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

New Testament

NT 720New Testament Textual Criticism3
Any 9 units of the following:
BE 710Greco-Roman & Jewish Backgrounds3
NT 706Apostolic Fathers3
NT 715Scripture Citing Scripture3
NT 725Contemporary Debates in NT Studies3
NT ElecAny 600+ Level NT Exegesis Course3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Bible Exposition

BE 617Exposition of Romans3
BE 710 / OT 710Greco-Roman & Jewish Backgrounds or Ancient Near Eastern History3
BE ElecAny 6 units of Bible Exposition Courses6
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Systematic Theology

TH 725Contemporary Theological Movements3
Any 9 units of the following:
TH 701Seminar in Eschatology3
TH 702Seminar on the Church & Israel3
TH 703Issues in Dispensational & Covenantal Theology3
TH 706Philosophy and Christian Epistemology3
HT/TH ElecAny 600+ Level HT/TH Course (Must have at least 2 600+ TH courses)3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Historical Theology

NT 706Apostolic Fathers3
Any 9 units of the following:
BE 710 / OT 710Greco-Roman & Jewish Backgrounds or Ancient Near Eastern History3
HT 702History of Fundamentalism3
HT 707Contemporary Evangelicalism3
HT/TH ElecAny 600+ Level HT/TH Course (Must have at least 2 600+ HT courses)3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Interdisciplinary

ElecAny 12 units of 700 Level Courses from the ThM Concentrations12
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25
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