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.

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  1. Dear MCortez,

    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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