In order to train men for ministry to the highest degree of excellence, The Master’s Seminary offers a premier selection of academic programs.
MASTER OF DIVINITY
The M.Div. curriculum provides a three-year program in graduate theological education for those who aspire to church leadership or missionary work. The program provides a broad biblical, theological, and practical foundation for pastoral ministry, and serves as the basis for further graduate study.
MASTER OF THEOLOGY
The Th.M. curriculum enables students who have completed the Master of Divinity degree to refine their exegetical and theological precision through advanced study. Ranging from one to four years, the Th.M. is not only flexible, but allows for specialization in one of four areas: Bible Exposition, New Testament, Old Testament, or Systematic Theology.
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Designed as a three-year program, the Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching (D.Min.) is designed for pastors who already have their M.Div. and are preaching regularly. The modular program is structured to allow pastors to remain in ministry while pursuing the degree. During each of the first two years, students are required to attend three weeks of seminar instruction on the TMS campus—two in July and one in January. In the third year, students develop a major research project on a topic related to the theme of biblical exposition within the context of pastoral ministry.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
The Ph.D. is a three to five-year program (including qualifying exams, residency, and dissertation writing) designed to give a select number of highly qualified Th.M. (or equivalent) graduates the opportunity to pursue a terminal degree specializing in one of three areas: Old Testament, New Testament, or Systematic Theology. The program requires proficiency in the biblical languages and a comprehensive awareness of historical and systematic theology.