The Master of Theology (THM) is a one-year capstone degree designed for students who have completed a Master of Divinity or some academic MAs. The THM provides advanced, specialized preparation for Christian ministry or doctoral work. Seven areas of concentration are available through the three academic divisions.
Ancient Languages & Cultures
World Missions / Intercultural Studies
24 Credit Hours (8 Courses)
This requirement can be fulfilled by writing a thesis, taking a directed study that culminates in a major paper, or in consultation with your advisor, designating one of the concentration courses as the “writing course.” In this last case, the student must produce a research paper.
6-credit thesis OR 1 concentration + 1 capstone course.
The Practical Theology focused ThM (ThM in Ministry) requires an MDiv degree.
The Biblical Studies and Christian Thought ThMs require either an MDiv or Academic MA. The MA should be at least 60 credits and include preparatory coursework for the concentration selected.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Gordon-Conwell requires a TOEFL score of 91 or better (IBT). We also accept IELTS scores of 7.0 or higher. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree through an English-language university may request a TOEFL waiver.
There are three concentration options within the Master of Theology (ThM) – Biblical Studies program:
Applicants to the ThM – Biblical Studies must demonstrate competency in Hebrew and/or Greek. Incoming ThM applicants must pass one or both competency exams in order to be considered for admission to the program:
These exams will be taken online after a preliminary review of the applicant’s file.
A Completed Online Application Includes:
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Scholarships and financial assistance are available.