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Master of Theology (ThM) Houston

The Master of Theology degree is designed to produce competent Bible expositors who are qualified to serve God effectively as pastors, missionaries, or leaders in other areas of vocational Christian ministry.

 

Curriculum

Bible Exposition 21
BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics 3
BE102 Old Testament History I 3
BE103 Old Testament History II and Poetry 2
BE104 Old Testament Prophets 3
BE105 The Gospels 2
BE106 Acts and Pauline Epistles 3
BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation 3
NT113 New Testament Introduction 2
Systematic Theology 24
HT101 The Church to the Modern Era 3
HT102 The Church in the Modern Era: Europe and America 3
ST101 Theological Method and Bibliology 3
ST102 Trinitarianism 3
ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology 3
ST104 Soteriology 3
ST105 Sanctification and Ecclesiology 3
ST106 Eschatology 3
Languages 27
NT101 Elements of Greek 3
NT102 Elements of Greek 2 3
NT103 Intermediate Greek 3
NT104 Introduction to New Testament Exegesis 3
NT105 Exegesis of Romans 3
OT101 Elements of Hebrew I 3
OT102 Elements of Hebrew II 3
OT103 Hebrew Exegesis I 3
OT104 Hebrew Exegesis II and Old Testament Introduction 3
Ministries & Communication 19
BC101 Pastoral Counseling 2
EML101 OR WM101 Intro to World Missions 0
PM101 Spiritual Life 2
PM102 Evangelism 2
PM103 Expository Preaching I 3
PM104 Expository Preaching II 3
RS101 Orientation and Research Methods 1
WM101 Introduction to World Missions 3
Electives & Spiritual Formation 29
INT105 3
RS102 Research and Summary of Christian Doctrine 2
Electives: Ministry & Communications 9
Electives: Custom Emphasis 15
Spiritual Formation (4 semesters) 0
120 Hours
earn up to 12 hours in ministry
complete up to 72 hours online

 

Five Year Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
NT101Elements of Greek3
BE101Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics3
PM101Spiritual Life2
SF100Spiritual Formation1 
  8

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
NT102Elements of Greek 23
BE102Old Testament History I3
PM102Evangelism2
RS101Orientation and Research Methods1
NT113New Testament Introduction2
  11

Summer School

CodeNameHours
ST101Theological Method and Bibliology3
  3

Second Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
NT103Intermediate Greek3
BE103Old Testament History II and Poetry2
EML101Introduction to Educational Ministry and Leadership3
WM101Introduction to World Missions3
  11

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
NT104Introduction to New Testament Exegesis3
BE104Old Testament Prophets3
ST102Trinitarianism3
  9

Summer School

CodeNameHours
NT105Exegesis of Romans3
  3

Third Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
OT101Elements of Hebrew I3
BE105The Gospels2
ST103Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology3
HT101The Church to the Modern Era3
  11

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
OT102Elements of Hebrew II3
BE106Acts and Pauline Epistles3
ST104Soteriology3
HT102The Church in the Modern Era: Europe and America3
  12

Summer School

CodeNameHours
Elective23
  3

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
OT103Hebrew Exegesis I3
BE107Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation3
ST105Sanctification and Ecclesiology3
PM103Expository Preaching I3
  12

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
OT104Hebrew Exegesis II and Old Testament Introduction3
PM104Expository Preaching II3
Elective3
  9

Summer School

CodeNameHours
Elective3
Elective3
  6

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
INT105ThM Internship3
Elective3
Elective3
  9

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
RS102Research and Summary of Christian Doctrine OR Thesis2
ST106Eschatology3
Elective3
BC101Pastoral Counseling2
  10

Summer School

CodeNameHours
Elective3
  3
  1. Students have two calendar years (four consecutive fall/spring semesters) to complete the SF100 spiritual formation requirement. Students who register for SF100 need to keep in mind that the course is a four-semester-long course that will meet at the same day and time each of the four semesters. See the Spiritual Formation and Leadership department for more information.
  2. Students have 24 hours of electives beyond the 96-hour core Th.M. curriculum from which they select a ministry emphasis as well as other elective courses based on vocational intent and interest. Regardless of emphasis, students must take at least 9 hours of the 24 elective hours in the Ministries and Communications division. In many cases, all or part of these 9 hours will have already been taken within the emphasis, but if not, the student must take them within the remainder of the 24-hour elective pool. Emphasis courses are chosen in consultation with an academic department. Students in the Th.M. program may also take up to an additional (over and above the 120 hours required for the degree) five courses for credit for a modest fee to cover the cost of materials. Students may start taking the free classes any time during their program of study, but may take no more than one free class in any term.