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Theology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The four objectives listed below summarize the academic goals for each student who completes the Th.M. program.

  • Scholar: Specialize in an area of biblical or theological studies, gaining facility in its literature and scholarship.
  • Exegete: Employ a more refined skill set in Hebrew and Greek translation, exegesis, and interpretation.
  • Teacher: Implements the skills of communication and effective teaching through pedagogy courses.
  • Contributor: Show excellence in writing by demonstrating critical thinking, in-depth interaction, and thorough research.

In addition, the purposes envisioned for the program include the following: 

  • Preparation of equippers of pastors for foreign assignments in institutional settings where doctoral-level credentials are not prerequisite. 
  • Advanced preparation for pastoral ministries in local church settings. The program provides for a further sharpening of exegetical and theological skills for those sensing a further educational need beyond their M.Div. training.
  • Preparation of pastors who are also inclined toward a calling in theological writing that requires a honing of exegetical and theological skills beyond what the standard M.Div. program offers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of New Testament Interpretation
  • Advanced Hebrew Readings
  • Soteriology Seminar
  • Eschatology Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      2-4 years
  • Credits
    28 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants must present an acceptable baccalaureate degree and Master of Divinity degree (or M.Div.-equivalent of at least 72 units), with a 3.25 GPA.
  • Each international applicant, whose native language is other than English, will need to provide a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score dated within the last two years
  • Each international applicant must have their Official Transcript sent to TMS directly from their former institution(s).
  • Course-by-course Translated and Evaluated Transcripts are also required for all prerequisite degrees. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    495 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    495 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 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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