Demonstrate mastery of core methods and tools of theological research
Gain expertise in a chosen field of theological study
Produce scholarly work that contributes to the advancement of a major theological field
Deepen your theological understanding to better serve in pastoral ministry, teaching, or further academic scholarship
Years To Complete
Each discipline derives its content and methodology from Scripture and therefore necessarily draws on—and informs—all other disciplines.
In order to ensure that our ThM students are informed In their area of research, you will take three courses in your specific field of study.
In addition to your three core courses, you will take three elective courses of your choice from our expert faculty.
Teaching & Professorship
Writing & Publishing
Continuing academic scholarship
The minimum length of time to complete the ThM program is one academic year of full-time study. Students who take two courses per semester complete the program in two-and-a-half to four years. Students may take up to six years to complete the program including any leave of absence or withdrawal period.
The ThM offers courses in a week-long modular format for those who are unable to relocate. Modules are typically offered two times per year, in January and from late July through August.
Applicants must normally have an MAR, MDiv, or first graduate theological degree and show evidence of knowledge of the original languages of Scripture at least equivalent to the Greek and Hebrew language requirements for Westminster’s MDiv and MAR degrees.
As a ThM student you may take courses online as well as on Westminster’s campus during intensive summer or January modules, or also throughout the fall and spring terms.
Limited funding is available. Contact our admissions counselors at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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