The Master of Theology program (ThM) is designed for students who wish to improve or deepen their preparation for ministry beyond the level reached by their MDiv degree or first graduate theological degree, or who desire to acquire a preparation for specialized ministries of the church. The ThM program is a one-year degree and candidates will choose to concentrate in one of the following areas (organized by their academic department/program):
Biblical Studies: Old Testament or New Testament
History: Church History or Mission, Ecumenics, History of Religions (MEHR)
Theology: Philosophy and Theology, Christian Ethics, or Systematic Theology
Practical Theology: Education and Formation, Pastoral Care, Preaching, or Worship Studies
Religion and Society
Applicants for the ThM program are required to have obtained a Master of Divinity degree or first graduate theological degree providing equivalent theological background such as the MA(TS) from an approved institution and evidence of aptitude for advanced theological study. The MDiv degree is required for admission to the concentrations in the area of Practical Theology.
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”