Master's Degree in

Systematic Theology

Trinity’s Master in Systematic Theology will teach you to engage theological ideas in the world today through a strong biblical foundation, mastery of our diverse evangelical heritage, and familiarity with the richness of Christian faith and practice across the globe.
Coming to Trinity, you will sit under theologians actively engaged in the academy and deeply invested in the life of the church. Their shared commitment to the gospel and diverse theological perspectives will challenge you to deepen your understanding of and faith in God. The curriculum intentionally prepares you to address contemporary questions in a winsome and robustly theological manner.
“In my very first course, my professor emphasized the importance of listening generously. I now think about that every single day. How we can be generous listeners in conversations with one another and in our engagement with theological texts—searching for the question underneath the question so that we can become better communicators. TEDS taught me how to be an excellent rhetorician and communicator of the gospel.”
Aleana Saldaña ’21


Trinity has been entrusted with the Gospel since 1897, and every day we are called to live with purpose. Our purpose as a divinity school is to know the Gospel, live the Gospel and make the Gospel known. In today’s ever-changing culture, Trinity immerses students in a community of biblical orthodoxy and practical living. The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.

Academic Excellence

Hear from Dr. Vanhoozer how the Systematic Theology program prepares you for your academic and ministry goals.

Study with the Authors

Experience a classroom setting like none other. At Trinity, you will study under leading theologians, experts, and renowned authors in their specific field. Our professors will not only teach you but invest in your life.
“The world needs right-minded and right-hearted pastor-theologians and I can’t imagine doing anything more important than training students to teach doctrine in ways that make disciples, form citizens of the gospel, and build up local churches. Nor is there anywhere better to do it than TEDS—a veritable microcosm of global evangelicalism.”

Financial Aid

Did you know that nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid? At Trinity we offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling. Learn more about what is available below or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at [email protected].


In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need the following:
  • Undergraduate major in Bible and/or theology, or a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate work in Bible and/or theological studies
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Score from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) may be required if your GPA is less than 3.0 or if the Admissions Office requests them.
Lili Grant
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Commencement


Biblical and Systematic Theology Core: 9 hours
  • Biblical Theology and Interpretation
  • Theology I: The God of the Gospel
  • Theology II: The Gospel of God
Concentration Core: 19-26 hours
  • Global Theologies
  • Use of Scripture in Theology
  • At least one course in Biblical Theology
  • At least two courses in Historical Theology and/or Contemporary Theology
Field Education and Capstone: 0-3 hours
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Two major papers OR thesis project
Electives: 10-11 hours

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Combining unrivaled academic rigor with a wholehearted commitment to gospel fidelity and an abundance of flexible options, TEDS offers a theological education that equips you to serve Christ with wisdom and grace, in truth and love.