Master of Theology

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Master of Theology

The Master of Theology (M.Th.) degree program is designed for students who hold the degree of Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) and for those with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) who wish to do advanced studies.  This program is designed to give students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a particular area and to acquire the skills for advanced writing and research.

The M.Th. program requires the equivalent of one year of full-time study, involving ten three-credit-hour courses.  It may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.  Admission requirements will be the same for admission to the M.T.S. and M.Div. programs. 

We offer 2 streams of a M.Th.

For those with a B.Th.

This program consists of the following requirements:

  1.             Ten three-credit-hour courses, as follows:

       1 course in advanced Biblical Studies

       1 course in advanced Theological Studies

       1 Research Seminar

 5 Electives chosen from any of the theological disciplines (must be chosen in support of thesis topic and be of an advanced level)

       2 3-hour credits for thesis of 8000 words

       10 total courses required.

For those with a MDiv

This program consists of the following requirements:

  1.              Ten three-credit-hour courses, as follows:

       1 course in advanced Biblical Studies

       1 course in advanced Theological Studies

       1 Research Seminar

4 Electives chosen from any of the theological disciplines (must be chosen in support of thesis topic and be of an advanced level)

       3 3-hour credits for thesis of 12-15 000 words

       10 total courses required.

2.          Maintain a minimum average grade of 70% with no mark below 60% in all courses so graded.

          3.          All degree regulations regarding transfer of credits apply.

          4.          Candidates are normally required to fulfil all requirements of the program within seven years from the date of first registration.

Students admitted to this degree are expected to complete Academic Development Seminar (ADS) 1: Research Methods and Academic Integrity. It is offered early in the fall semester each year. This is a compulsory series for all students admitted to a degree program. The seminars focus on 1. effective and efficient access to and use of research resources; 2. proper use and citation of resources; and 3. critical thinking.