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.

26

Credit Hours

6

Unique Concentrations

12

Concentration Credits

2

Avg. Years to Complete

CORE CURRICULUM

Required in all Master of Theology concentrations
BE 701Advanced Hermeneutics2
BE 702History of Interpretation2
RS 701Thesis I2
RS 702Thesis II2
TH 710Contemporary Theological Movements2
NT 750Advanced Greek Reading2
OT 750Advanced Hebrew Reading2
Total ThM Core14

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Concentrations

Old Testament

OT 705Septuagint3
OT 710Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds3
OT 702Old Testament Textual Criticism2
Elec.Exegesis Electives (typically 2 courses)4
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits26

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

New Testament

NT 715New Testament Use of the Old Testament2
NT 710Contemporary Debates in NT Studies2
NT 702New Testament Textual Criticism2
BE 706Hellenism and 2nd Temple Jewish Backgrounds2
Elec.Exegesis Electives (typically 2 courses)4
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits26

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Bible Exposition

BE 706 / OT 710Hellenism and 2nd Temple Jewish Backgrounds or Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds2
Elec.*Any 5 600+ Level Exegesis Courses10
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits26
*Of these 5 electives, at least 2 must be Old Testament (OT) and 2 must be New Testament (NT) courses.

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Systematic Theology

HT 703Contemporary Evangelicalism2
TH 703Issues in Dispensationalism2
TH 701Seminar in Eschatology2
TH 706Philosophy and Christian Epistemology2
TH/HT Elec.Any 2 600+ Level Systematic or Historical Theology Electives4
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits26

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Historical Theology

HT 703Contemporary Evangelicalism2
HT 704Seminar in Reformation Theology2
NT 706Apostolic Fathers2
HT 702History of Fundamentalism2
TH/HT Elec.Any 2 600+ Level Systematic or Historical Theology Electives4
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits26

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Interdisciplinary

Elec.Any 6 Courses from a ThM Concentration12
Total Concentration Credits12
Total ThM Credits26

BIBLE + THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

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