St Louis Theological Seminary

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Master of Theology

The Master of Theology (M.Th.) degree is designed to provide the necessary biblical knowledge to produce competent Bible expositors who are qualified to serve in this present age of Grace effectively as pastors, missionaries, or leaders in other areas of Christian ministry.

Applicants entering the M.Th. program must have a Bachelor degree. If the applicant has little or no previous background in Biblical studies, completion of one or more additional graduate courses may be required by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for complete acceptance into the M.Th.

The Master of Biblical Studies is designed to graduate students in 86 weeks of course work, if completed as suggested in the chart Sequence of Classes presented below, which is equivalent approximately to 20 months of studies.

 

Curriculum

Course Credits
New Testament Survey 3
Old Testament Survey 3
Biblical Hermeneutics 3
Apologetics 3
Systematic Theology I 3
Systematic Theology II 3
Church History I 3
Church History II 3
Romans 3
Expository Preaching 3
Greek I 3
Specialization Chosen
(without Research Paper)
18
Methods and Research * 3
Thesis ** 6
  60

 Notes:

** A thesis may be substituted by two (2) additional courses from the Electives.

* If thesis is substituted, Methods and Research can also be substituted by one of the Electives.

Electives

Course Credits
Contemporary Evangelism 3
Eschatology I 3
Eschatology II - Book of Revelation 3
Pauline Theology 3
Theology on Synopsis 3
Greek II 3
The Book of Ephesians 3
The Book of Hebrews 3
Contemporary Evangelism 3

 

Suggested Sequence of Classes

Order Course Credits Weeks
  Order Course Credits Weeks
1 New Testament Survey 3     2 Old Testament Survey 3  
  Systematic Theology I 3       Systematic Theology II 3  
    6 7       6 7
  Break   1     Break   1
3 Church History I 3     4 Church History II 3  
  Greek I 3       Biblical Hermeneutics 3  
    6 7       6 7
  Break   1     Break   1
5 Apologetics 3     6 Romans 3  
  Expository Preaching 3       Methods and Research 3  
    6 7       6 7
  Break   1     Break   1
7 Specialization Chosen
(without Research Paper)
18 24***     Thesis 6 14
                 
            Total Course Work   86

Note:

*** Time in weeks for the Specialization chosen includes a one week break for each pair of classes taken. 

Progress Chart for Suggested Sequence of Classes Starting in the Fall Semester

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Notes:

  1. For students opting to write a thesis, it is suggested that they write their proposal by the time the Specialization chosen first class begins.
  2. The stat date provided on the chart is an example for visualization purposes only.
  3. Cohorts are being formed year around giving students various options for beginning their degree.