Master of Theology

Master of Theology (MTh) – 30 credit hours

Prepares you for doctoral studies or teaching ministry (having completed a
master’s degree — normally Master of Divinity). Requires focused study and research in one of seven areas of specialization including a thesis.

The program is ideal for those whose sense of vocation includes teaching and scholarship, for those planning to go on to doctoral studies, and for those interested in acquiring advanced training and knowledge in a specialized area to enhance church-based ministries or to enrich a teaching role.

Great Preparation for future academic pursuits (PhD)

Access to TWU campus and library services – one of the greatest collections in Canada for a Masters program

Home to the Septuagint Institute – the only one of its kind in North America

Financial Aid and Grants Available

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, and a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited institution. Other graduate degrees that offer an equivalent background in theological studies will also be considered. Equivalent background in theological studies means having at least 42 semester hours in a combination of biblical studies, theology, history of Christianity and/or religious studies. A minimum of 12 hours (excluding language courses) should correspond to the intended area of specialization. Depending on the selection of courses that students have taken in previous graduate studies, they may be exempted from some subject requirements.
  • Language requirements: A minimum of six credit hours of an ancient language such as Hebrew, Greek, or Latin, OR a modern language such as German, French, or Spanish is a prerequisite for admission into the program. Several specializations require more: for example, students planning to pursue the OT specialization will need to have 9 semester hours of Hebrew; those interested in the NT specialization will need 9 semester hours of Greek, and those interested in the Septuagint specialization will need 12 credit hours (6 hours of Greek and 6 hours of Hebrew). A reading knowledge of a language other than English may be required depending on the thesis subject.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Evidence of Christian conversion and a biblically-consistent lifestyle.
  • Students for whom English is a second language must attain a TOEFL score of 100 iBT (internet Based Test), with a minimum score of 23 in each category of Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.
  • Students who meet the general admission requirements to the MTH but lack specific prerequisites may be granted provisional admission into the program, on the condition that outstanding prerequisites first be completed and that a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA be maintained. In such cases the program committee will closely monitor student progress. Any deficiencies must be addressed before the thesis process can be initiated.