Th.M. Admission Requirements
A prospective Master of Theology student must hold either a three-year Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree or, in some instances, an academic Master of Arts (M. A.) degree, from an accredited graduate-level institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
The degree should include at least the equivalent of the following: biblical studies (10 hours), hermeneutics (2 hours), church history (4 hours), Greek (6 hours), Hebrew (6 hours), systematic theology (12 hours). (You will need an additional 3 hours of Greek and Hebrew if you would like to do any work in NT/OT studies).
In addition the student must be proficient in English composition and be able to demonstrate proficiency in any language deemed necessary for their chosen field of study.
Greetings in Christ!
This is Rev. Pau G Mang of Burma.
Academic degree has been a great challenge in my teaching ministry. If the Western Seminary has a more flexible chance for second speakers of the English language, doing real practical ministry, I do hope that I too can be a Th.M student there in your seminary. I mean simply the high “must” requirement of TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Would you kindly leave any message from your fingertips?
Sincere in Christ
Unfortunately, the TOEFL (and other language) requirements are pretty firm. We’re happy to work with students for whom English is a second language (we have quite a few of them). But since it is an English language program, we have to maintain those language standards.
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