Master of Theology (ThM)

September 1, 2020 - September 1, 2022
3201 Burton SE
Grand RapidsMI49546-4388
USA

The Master of Theology (ThM) program is a post-MDiv/post-MTS program designed for advanced study and academic research in a specialized area of the theological curriculum. As a seminary graduate, you will have the opportunity to extend your education in a particular field or to prepare for doctoral-level work through a one- to two-year program and a capstone thesis or a major research paper.

Overview

Advanced study. Spirited research.

Take your MDiv or MTS to the next level.

The Master of Theology (ThM) program is a post-MDiv/post-MTS program designed for advanced study and academic research in a specialized area of the theological curriculum. As a seminary graduate, you will have the opportunity to extend your education in a particular field or to prepare for doctoral-level work through a one- to two-year program and a capstone thesis or a major research paper.

The ThM program is designed to achieve these key learning outcomes:

  • Students have academic mastery in a specific theological discipline.
  • Students can engage in sound scholarship that exhibits independent inquiry, academic research, critical analysis, and scholarly writing.
  • Students can articulate both their own tradition’s perspective on their area of specialization and the strengths and weaknesses of other theological approaches.
  • Students exhibit the fruit of the Spirit by providing thoughtful, fair, and respectful analyses and interpretations that recognize the strengths of positions with which they disagree and the weaknesses of positions with which they agree.
  • Students can persuasively articulate their own theological positions as well as engage in informed, respectful dialogue with other points of view.
  • Through exposure to fellow students from around the world and to scholarly literature representing diverse points of view, students appreciate the ways in which various cultural and religious contexts challenge and enrich theological reflection.
  • Students engage in theology that strengthens the church’s biblical and theological understanding and its ministry.

Concentrations

  • Old Testament
  • Ancient Near Eastern Language and Literature
  • New Testament
  • History of Christianity
  • Systematic Theology
  • Philosophical and Moral Theology
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Preaching
  • Worship
  • Evangelism
  • Educational Ministry
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