Master On Campus Online


Southern California Seminary

60 months
433 USD/credit
433 USD/credit
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The Master of Theology (Th.M) program at the Southern California Seminary is a 124-unit course of instruction which is well suited for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies, wish to teach in an academic institution, and want to be more effective preachers and teachers of God’s Word. 


The Theology degree from Southern California Seminary can be completed in five years by taking 9 units each trimester.

The curriculum leading to the ThM degree is designed to help students develop a high level of competency in academic research by sharpening their exegetical and theological skills beyond the MDiv or its equivalent.


Upon successful completion of the Master of Theology program students will be able to:

  • Recite the general knowledge of the Old and New Testaments including the themes and a synthetic understanding of the major books.
  • Explain the historical development of Christian theology and philosophy.
  • Methodologically evaluate major theological views in the light of biblical theology and defend premillennial theology.
  • Demonstrate ability in the level of competency to exegete Greek and Hebrew texts of the Bible.
  • Summarize a biblically based philosophy of Christian education and the role of the teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Hermeneutics 
  • Analysis of Romans
  • Elementary Greek
  • Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • Apologetics and Christian Evidences
  • History of Christian Philosophy 
  • Faith, Scholarship, and Role of the Teacher

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


124 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply for admission 
  • Request Official Transcripts
  • Submit Essay (2-essays for DMin)
  • Submit Reference (Pastor/Chaplain)
  • Apply for Financial Aid

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    433 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 433 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    433 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 433 USD per credit during 60 months.

Living costs for El Cajon

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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