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.
“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors because it’s one of the last places in our society where people will actually listen, perhaps to things they may not agree with.”