Master of Theology
The Master of Theology is designed to prepare students for further study, in preparation for an advanced study or employment that requires a master’s degree. This program concentrates especially on the upper division biblical courses including biblical languages, methods of exegesis, theology, and hermeneutics.
Requirements: 48 units
Concentration requirement: 24 units
Electives in Any area of interest: 24 units
Residence requirement: 24 units to be taken at Rochester University
Program Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate a competent knowledge of the Old and New Testament.
2. Demonstrate competent knowledge of theology in their contemporary issues.
3. Integrate biblical knowledge into their Christian ministry or context.
4. Apply biblical and theological knowledge to serve ministry.
Anyone possessing a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent meets the basic academic requirement for admission to the program. See the section on admissions criteria, earlier in this catalog, for additional requirements.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Master of Theology program:
- Hold a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from a university or college
- A completed application form
- Application fee
- Recommendation Form
As stated above, a minimum of 24 units must be completed in the concentration of Biblical Studies or Theological studies. The remaining 24 units are to be taken as electives and may be derived from Biblical Studies as well as the other areas of Church History and Systematic Theology.
Course Offerings (for full descriptions, see Course Offerings Section of catalog)
1) Completion of 48 quarter units
2) Completion of the course work with a GPA of 2.75 or above.
3) Demonstration of competence in Biblical Studies through coursework
4) Passing Exit interview