Every pastor is already a theologian, but the Master of Theology (Th.M.) program enables pastors to develop specialized theological training in Bible Exposition, Old Testament, New Testament, or Systematic Theology beyond what is possible in the three-year M.Div. program. The curriculum provides a flexible program, extending two to four years at the post-Master of Divinity graduate level.

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CREDITS

$495

COST PER UNIT

Total Tuition Cost: $12,870

2-4

YEARS

“It is pretty rare to find a pastor who is a cutting-edge theological thinker, and that is a tragic reality.”

John MacArthur
President, Professor of Pastoral Ministry

Purpose

The goal of the Th.M. is to further equip men of God to deepen their knowledge of Scripture and to teach others in local churches or in training centers around the world. The Th.M. also prepares students for further research and study in the Ph.D. program.

Sharpening
Skills

Further sharpening of exegetical, theological, and writing skills of pastors in local church settings.

Equipping
Pastors

Preparing men to train pastors in foreign assignments in institutional settings where doctoral-level credentials are not prerequisite.

Specialized
Foundation

Furnishing men with an academically specialized foundation from which to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy.

Further Study

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.

AREAS OF STUDY

The Th.M. is a modular post-M.Div. program that enables students to refine their exegetical and theological precision through specialized study in one of four areas:

Bible
Exposition*

A Th.M in Bible Exposition involves exegesis and theology courses in the Old and New Testaments with a focus to learn how to preach them expositionally.

Old
Testament

The Old Testament Th.M. focuses on advanced Hebrew grammar, readings, exegesis, and Aramaic.

New
Testament

Students in the New Testament Th.M. take advanced courses in Greek grammar, New Testament textual criticism and interpretation.

Systematic
Theology

The Theology Th.M. takes students through courses in Pneumatology, Soteriology, Eschatology as well as options for electives.

*Bible Exposition emphasis is offered as a residential program only.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

All of our faculty are pastor-qualified and committed to discipling students academically and personally. Small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring mean professors not only know students by name, they are actively involved in their lives.

Modular Programs

The Th.M. in Old Testament, New Testament, and Systematic Theology are offered on campus in one week modules in the spring and the fall, allowing students to remain active in their local churches while at the same time capturing the riches of the Th.M. program. The Bible Exposition emphasis, however, is offered as a residential program only.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must present an acceptable undergraduate baccalaureate degree and a Master of Divinity degree, with a 3.25 grade point average in his divinity program.

Program Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed basic courses which parallel the following core classes of the Master of Divinity degree at The Master’s Seminary. To qualify for graduation, candidates must present an acceptable thesis (4 credit hours) and have completed 22 credit hours of required coursework, with no grade less than B- credited toward the Th.M. degree.

Candidates must also manifest promise of competency in Christian ministry, exhibit exemplary and consistent Christian character, and must be in accord with the ideals of the institution as recorded in its current catalog.

For full program details:

Course Catalog

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