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Master of Theology in Biblical Studies

The Th.M. in Biblical Studies is an advanced post-graduate degree intended to prepare students with the knowledge and research skills required for in-depth study of the Bible. Students will have the opportunity to grow in their use of Hebrew and Greek, as well as advance their understanding of biblical theology and current trends in biblical studies.

Classified with research doctorates, the Th.M. is often an important stepping stone to the Ph.D. degree. This degree is designed for those with an M.Div. who want additional, focused training in a single subject area. While pursuing this degree, students will engage with an outstanding faculty in the systematic study of Scripture and theology, be exposed to contemporary theological issues, and learn to think biblically, independently, and constructively. Due to the rigor of study and the intentionality of small class sizes, the Master of Theology is only available in our traditional campus setting.

Features

  • Full-time students may complete the Th.M. in 18 months (four consecutive semesters).
  • Phoenix Seminary M.Div. students, who meet the following requirements, may register for Th.M. courses:
    • 60 hours completed and meet the prerequisites of the Th.M. course,
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25, and
    • Complete the Th.M. admissions application.
  • Th.M. Fellowships are available. Recipients of these stipends will work with Resident Faculty in areas such as teaching, exam construction, rubric development, paper grading, and research.

Program Details

Typical Courses

THESIS OPTION - 27 CREDITS

Advanced Biblical/Theological Research Methods
Theological German
Th.M. Research Seminars
M.Div. Electives

BL697 Thesis I
BL698 Thesis II

NON-THESIS OPTION - 27 CREDITS

Advanced Biblical/Theological Research Methods
Theological German
Th.M. Research Seminars
M.Div. Electives
Guided Research Projects

BL680 Individualized Study
BL681 Individualized Study

Admissions Requirements
Vocational Outcomes
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