Master of Theology (ThM)

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Overview of the Master of Theology (ThM)

The ThM (Master of Theology) program at BTS, focusing on Systematic Theology, is set to launch in Fall 2024. This advanced program allows for the transfer of credits from graduate-level systematic theology courses, emphasizing fundamental systematic propositions and a diverse range of systematic electives.

Program Structure and Coursework

The ThM program offers:

  • Study of various systematic constructions and reformed confessions.
  • Wide selection of systematic electives for both graduate and post-graduate students.
  • Thesis requirement: A thesis of 15,000-20,000 words (50-75 pages), with up to two semesters for completion.
Advanced Theological Training and Objectives

The ThM is a post-graduate degree aimed at:

  • Providing additional theological training beyond Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degrees.
  • Preparing students for roles in theological education or ministry with advanced academic discipleship in systematic theology.
Program Duration and Candidate Profile
  • Expected completion time: 2-3 years, accommodating full-time ministerial work.
  • Transferable courses for eligible candidates include Ethics, Systematic Theology classes, and Westminster Confession of Faith.
Admission Requirements

Candidates must:

  • Hold a graduate degree in theology (MDiv) or a degree of at least 60 hours (MA).
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA from their graduate degree.
  • Complete the application process.
  • Possess proficiency in Greek and Hebrew; Latin is preferred.
Additional Requirements and Course Assessments
  • Submission of an advanced scholarly paper; introduction to Theological Research and Writing may be required.
  • Paper on Reformed Covenantal Theology; prerequisite courses may be necessary.
  • Scholarly papers for each class, intended for publication in theological journals, instead of traditional assessments.

Embark on a journey of advanced theological study at BTS, where you'll deepen your understanding and ability to articulate the complexities of Systematic Theology.

Interested in Taking a Course?

As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.