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Master of Theology (m.th.)

Program overview

 

The Master of Theology (M.Th.) program is a 36-credit-hour graduate degree. Master of Theology students may choose between two tracks:

  • Master of Theology (Research)

  • Master of Theology in Biblical and Theological Studies (Coursework)​

Master of Theology Prerequisites:

  • An undergraduate degree consisting of four years of full-time study (or equivalent)*

  • Membership in a local church

  • General Agreement with FTS' doctrinal stance

  • M.Th. (Research) NT concentration only: Demonstration of proficiency in Biblical Greek 

  • M.Th. (Research) OT concentration only: Demonstration of proficiency in Biblical Hebrew

*In some cases, students who do not possess an undergraduate degree consisting of four years of full-time study may

 gain admission by exception. Students who desire admission by exception should indicate this on their application. 

Program Costs:

$60 monthly tuition subscription

$65 graduation fee

 

To Apply:

For Master of Theology in Biblical and Theological Studies: Complete an application through our Admissions page and include your unofficial transcripts. 

For Master of Theology (Research): Download and complete the Preliminary Research Proposal template. Submit your completed proposal with your unofficial educational transcripts via our Admissions page.

Master of Theology (Research) 

The Master of Theology (Research) is a research-only degree program wherein students will produce a thesis in one of the following concentrations:

  • New Testament

  • Old Testament

  • Theology

  • Biblical Counseling

  • Homiletics

  • Christian Apologetics

Working directly with a supervisor, Master of Theology (Research) students will produce an original thesis of no fewer than 80 pages of primary research. This program is comprised of 4 phases:

Phase 1 | Preliminary Research Proposal and Admissions Documentation

Phase 2 | Formal Research Proposal

Phase 3 | Construction of Research Thesis

Phase 4 | Submission and Research Defense

See the Master of Theology (Research) Handbook for more information. 

Master of Theology (Coursework) 

The Master of Theology in Biblical and Theological Studies is comprised of coursework and a capstone project. Students will work directly with our faculty and obtain an advanced understanding of the following disciplines:

  • New Testament

  • Old Testament

  • Systematic Theology

While Master of Theology in Biblical and Theological Studies students are permitted to work at their own pace, each course affords a maximum of 20 weeks for completion. 

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