The Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree is designed for students who wish to enhance ministerial practice or prepare for further graduate study by advancing their capacity for academic research in a specialized area of theological inquiry. Students design their own programs in consultation with their faculty advisor.
After completing the programs, students will have:
an ability to formulate appropriate research questions;
a capacity to use research methods and resources in the discipline;
the ability to demonstrate an advanced understanding of an issue within a specific theological discipline.
36 credit hours of graduate studies beyond the M.Div degree as follows:
Advanced work in courses related to student's specialty -- Nine hours
These courses are planned with a faculty member in the field of specialty. They may include seminars organized especially for Th.M. students, M.Div. courses with advanced seminar components, and directed studies in the field of specialty.