Master of Theology

Master of Theology

The Master of Theology (Th.M.) is a two-year, advanced research degree, available in a thesis or non-thesis format, that develops students' research skills through in-depth study of a chosen field.

Areas of Study

Biblical Studies

A student pursuing a biblical studies concentration will do creative, contemporary research founded on the historical, philosophical, theological and methodological issues of the Old Testament or the New Testament using appropriate research languages extensively. 

Theological Studies

A student pursuing a theological studies concentration will focus on either historical or systematic theology by studying critical theological works spanning Christian history. 

Length of Program

The Th.M. requires 24 hours of course work in seminars and independent studies. Students typically complete the program in 1 1/2 to 2 years.


Both thesis and non-thesis tracks require 24 credit hours to complete. The non-thesis track replaces the thesis with an extra major seminar and a guided research project.


Application Information