Pastor as Theologian
Every pastor is already a theologian, but students of the Master of Theology program receive specialized theological training at the post-Master of Divinity graduate level.
Specialize in an area of biblical or theological studies, gaining facility in its literature and scholarship.
Employ a more refined skill set in Hebrew and Greek translation, exegesis, and interpretation.
Implements the skills of communication and effective teaching through pedagogy courses.
Show excellence in writing by demonstrating critical thinking, in-depth interaction, and thorough research.
Enroll without relocating to Los Angeles
Qualified men can capture the riches of the Th.M. program while staying rooted in their local churches.
Engage in high-level biblical scholarship
Students will study under faculty who are characterized by both academic excellence and an unwavering commitment to biblical truth.
Expedite future doctoral studies
Our focused curriculum is specifically designed to prepare students for the Doctor of Philosophy program. Both programs (Th.M. & Ph.D.) can be completed in a total of 5 years.
“The Th.M. program provided the means to excel in the kinds of skills, procedures, and argumentation that will undoubtedly make me a more capable thinker and writer to address today's most nuanced pastoral concerns.”
- Chris B.
Each modular course consists of 10 weeks of pre-modular instruction and interaction facilitated through an online interface. Students then come to campus for a one-week module (per course). After the on-campus portion of the course is complete, students receive up to 5 additional weeks of interactive instruction facilitated through the online interface.
To facilitate doctoral studies which require research-level proficiency in additional languages, the curriculum incorporates Theological German (OT, NT, TH), Akkadian (OT), and Latin (NT, TH), in addition to the advanced studies in Hebrew and Greek.
There are three major exams pertinent to each discipline which are embedded in corresponding courses. These exams serve as Ph.D. qualifying exams.
The Faculty Advisor will work alongside students in individualized courses on teaching method and practice, in addition to helping produce a thesis-equivalent portfolio. At 150-200 pages, this capstone project is composed of at least six scholarly papers, providing a multifaceted background for a future dissertation topic.
While it also may provide a basis for further graduate study leading to more advanced degrees such as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) it is, in each case, designed for those preparing for church or mission vocations requiring ordination.