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Master of Theology (ThM)

Master of Theology (ThM)

The Master of Theology (ThM) degree program is the most advanced academic program offered at Western Seminary. Unlike many other seminaries, our ThM degree is not a four year degree, but a more specialized academic program. The flexibility of the ThM also provides excellent preparation and credit transferability for future doctoral studies.




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Graduate in as few as two years



*Enroll in up to 12 credits of online or independent study courses





What Sets Our Master of Theology Training Apart?

  • Half of our ThM graduates serve in pastoral roles, while the other half enter teaching roles, thanks to an emphasis on applying research to ministry practice.
  • Our faculty features high-caliber visiting professors like D.A. Carson, Thomas Schreiner, and Marc Cortez, complimenting an excellent assortment of Western faculty.
  • Blend elective courses with your choice of seminars in theology, New Testament, Old Testament, historical theology, biblical literature, and pastoral theology.
  • Our program utilizes a flexible design, which means that ThM students can complete their training with just 3-5 trips to the Portland campus.



Admission Requirements

  • A Master of Divinity degree or academic master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (must include coursework in Bible, Theology, and Church History)
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, as well as a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A completed application for admission and all admissions materials

If an applicant does not meet one of these requirements, we invite them to contact an Admissions Counselor to explore alternative Master of Theology admission options.