Master of Theology (M.Th.)
The Master of Theology (M.Th.) degree program and M.Th. (Pentecostal Studies) degree program (herein referred to simply as M.Th. are designed and intended for those candidates who hold the degree of Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) or equivalent.
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. To qualify for the M.Th. degree, the student must have achieved a minimum average of 70% with no mark below 60% in all courses graded. Admission requirements will be the same for admission to the M.T.S. and M.Div. programs. Transfer to the M.Th. program for students enrolled in the M.T.S. program at the time of approval of this degree, Fall Semester, 2015, will carry forth all the earned credits for those candidates wishing to transfer from the M.T.S. program to the M.Th. program.
This program consists of the following requirements:
- Ten three-credit-hour courses, as follows:
1 course in Biblical Studies (3285-Q)
1 course in Theological Studies (3520-Q or equivalent)
1 Integrative Seminar (3900-Q)
2 Pastoral Studies (normally chosen to lead to the Certificate in Pastoral Studies)
5 Electives chosen from any of the theological disciplines
10 total courses required.
- An SPM 3472-Q or CPE 3470-Q may be used to discharge up to 4 courses in Pastoral Studies (as the required two courses in Pastoral Studies plus two electives).
- A Thesis may be written to gain credit for three electives.
- Students wishing to graduate with the M.Th. (Pentecostal Studies) will complete as part of their elective requirements two of the three courses from the list below which are cross listed courses from Tyndale University College, taught at Spruce Hills Community Church (3720-Q, 3730-Q, and 3790-Q).
- The candidate has the right to request a waiver in certain theological areas where there is clear evidence that sufficient coverage has already been demonstrated in the completion of courses in previously awarded degree(s). Petition shall be made to the Academic Advisor – Pentecostal Studies who will determine in consultation with the Dean of Theology what waivers are appropriate and what courses may be substituted: (maximum 2 courses).
- No major/minors are applicable for this degree.
- Maintain a minimum average grade of 70% with no mark below 60% in all courses so graded.
- Candidates are normally required to fulfil all requirements of the program within seven years from the date of first registration.