Our ThM provides advanced theological study in one discipline beyond what is normally provided at the MDiv level. We offer discipline concentrations in each of our eight departments (Church History, Counseling, Educational Studies, Mission and Evangelism, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Theology, and Systematic Theology), as well as inter-departmental specialized concentrations developed in consultation with the departmental faculty (such as Chaplaincy, Ethics, Generational Ministry, Homiletics, Spiritual Formation, and others).
Where can this degree take me?
Building as it does upon an MDiv, the ThM is a natural bridge to doctoral work for those pursuing academic teaching and writing. Additionally, MDiv students who might not be interested in PhD work may find that the ThM allows them to deepen their academic foundations in a particular area that will benefit future ministry.
What will I study?
The ThM consists mainly of rigorous, specific coursework in the subject area of your choosing (20-22 hours), in addition to 2-4 hours of research theory or applied practice within your chosen concentration. Your faculty advisor will help you with course choices and structure depending on your area of interest. Additionally, all ThM students will write either two major research papers or a thesis.