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
RS 750Advanced Thesis I2
RS 751Advanced Thesis II2
NT 752Advanced Greek Reading3
OT 752Advanced Hebrew Reading3
Total ThM Core13

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Concentrations

Old Testament

OT 702Old Testament Textual Criticism3
Any of the following to fulfill the remaining 9 units
OT 705Septuagint3
OT 710Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds3
Elec.Any 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 of the following to fulfill the remaining 9 units
NT 706Apostolic Fathers3
NT 715Scripture Citing Scripture3
NT 725Contemporary Debates in NT Studies3
BE 710Hellenism and 2nd Temple Jewish Backgrounds3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Bible Exposition

BE 710 / OT 710Hellenism and 2nd Temple Jewish Backgrounds or Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds3
Elec.Any 3 600+ Level Exegesis Courses9
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Systematic Theology

TH 710Contemporary Theological Movements3
Any of the following to fulfill the remaining 9 units
TH 701Seminar in Eschatology3
TH 703Issues in Dispensationalism3
TH 706Philosophy and Christian Epistemology3
TH/HT Elec.Any 600+ Level Systematic or Historical Theology Course3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Historical Theology

NT 706Apostolic Fathers3
Any of the following to fulfill the remaining 9 units
HT 702History of Fundamentalism3
HT 710Contemporary Evangelicalism3
BE 710 / OT710Hellenism and 2nd Temple Jewish Backgrounds or Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds3
TH/HT Elec.Any 600+ Level Systematic or Historical Theology Course3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Interdisciplinary

Elec.Any 12 Units from any ThM Concentration12
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits25

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

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