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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 in Biblical and Theological Studies (Coursework)​

  • Master of Theology (Research)

Note: The F.T.S. M.Th. is not a post-Master of Divinity research degree (i.e., the Th.M.).

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 Biblical and Theological Studies with the following courses

  • Introduction to the Old Testament I 

  • Introduction to the Old Testament II

  • Introduction to the Old Testament III

  • Introduction to the Old Testament IV

  • Introduction to the New Testament I 

  • Introduction to the New Testament II 

  • Introduction to the New Testament III 

  • Systematic Theology I: Prolegomena and Theology Proper

  • Systematic Theology II: Bibliology and Anthropology

  • Systematic Theology III: Christology, Pneumatology, and Soteriology

  • Systematic Theology IV: Ecclesiology and Eschatology

  • Capstone 

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. 

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 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.

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