A Master of Theology (ThM) will help you build upon your completed Master of Divinity degree. This program is a natural bridge to doctoral work and provides academic rigor in a specific area to benefit your future ministry.
Trinity’s ThM offers discipline concentrations in each of our eight departments: Church History, Counseling, Educational Studies, Mission and Evangelism, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Theology, and Systematic Theology, or specialized inter-departmental concentrations developed in consultation with the departmental faculty. The program can be completed in one year of study.
CONCENTRATION CORE: 19–20 HOURS
Advanced courses related to the concentration (normally 7000–8999 level)
Concentrations may focus on department-specific coursework (such as church history, counseling, educational ministry, missions, Old or New Testament, pastoral theology, systematic theology) or interdepartmentally specialized concentrations (bioethics, chaplaincy, church planting, ethics, homiletics, spiritual formation, etc.)
Specific courses in the Concentration Core are developed from the Catalog curriculum in consultation with the department faculty
Concentration Core may include up to three hours of your thesis
RESEARCH THEORY/APPLIED PRACTICE IN THE CONCENTRATION: 2–4 HOURS
|Relevant courses as determined by the department—you’ll work with your advisor to fill these hours.|
CAPSTONE: 0–3 HOURS
|Two Major Research Papers (8980, 0 hrs)-or-8985 ThM Thesis (0–3 hrs)
*Note: If all advanced courses have been completed without major papers, additional course work is required to facilitate completion of this capstone option.
CONCENTRATION IN ETHICS CORE CURRICULUM
The ThM Concentration in Ethics is a pre-designed concentration for those interested in engaging broad philosophical / theological ethical issues in conjunction with bioethical issues specifically.
|ST 5700||Theological Ethics||3 hours|
|BE 5000||Matters of Life and Death||3 hours|
|ST/PR 7000–8999||Ethics/Ethics-related Courses||9–12 hours|
|BE 7000–8999||Bioethics Courses||9–12 hours|
“I am grateful for the ThM program at TEDS. I am a better historian, researcher, and pastor because of the faculty’s commitment to academics and spiritual development. The program has helped me fine-tune my skills to serve my community and church body best.”
Jonathan Gallardo ’22
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.
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.
“In our rapidly changing and confusing Christian leaders often sense a need for further theological education beyond the basic masters degree. Trinity’s Master of Theology enables qualified students to take a year to explore a particular discipline such as New Testament or Systematic Theology in greater depth or to develop deeper understanding in an interdisciplinary area such as the chaplaincy or spiritual formation. Program flexibility combined with access to seasoned mentors make this an ideal context for sharpening one’s theological acumen and ministry skills.”
In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need the following:
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