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ThM N.O.W. (Nights, Online, and Weekends) for Working Students

Starting Fall 2016, ThM students can complete their entire degree through guaranteed night, online, and weekend courses!

Benefits of the ThM N.O.W. program:

  • Guaranteed courses that fit your busy schedule.
  • ThM N.O.W. plan meets minimum eligibility requirements for need-based scholarships.
  • Journey alongside others in cohort groups.
  • Attend classes one night per week and some weekends.
  • Special early registration for N.O.W. courses.

Students in the N.O.W. program should closely follow the ThM N.O.W. plan:

ThM Nights Online Weekends

First Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
NT101Elements of Greek3
BE101Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics3
PM101Spiritual Life2
RS101Orientation and Research Methods21
SF100-1Spiritual Formation1 
  9

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
NT102Elements of Greek 23
BE102Old Testament History I3
ST101Theological Method and Bibliology3
SF100-2Spiritual Formation 
  9

Summer School

CodeNameHours
BE103Old Testament History II and Poetry2
NT113New Testament Introduction22
PM102Evangelism2
  6

Second Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
NT103Intermediate Greek3
EML101Introduction to Educational Ministry and Leadership3
HT101The Church to the Modern Era3
SF100-3Spiritual Formation 
  9

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
NT104Introduction to New Testament Exegesis3
ST102Trinitarianism3
HT102The Church in the Modern Era: Europe and America3
SF100-4Spiritual Formation 
  9

Summer School

CodeNameHours
ST103Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology3
WM101Introduction to World Missions3
  6

Third Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
OT101Elements of Hebrew I3
NT105Exegesis of Romans3
BE104Old Testament Prophets3
  9

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
OT102Elements of Hebrew II3
ST104Soteriology3
Elective3
  9

Summer School

CodeNameHours
ST105Sanctification and Ecclesiology3
BC101Pastoral Counseling2
BE105The Gospels2
  7

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
OT103Hebrew Exegesis I3
PM103Expository Preaching I3
BE106Acts and Pauline Epistles3
  9

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
OT104Hebrew Exegesis II and Old Testament Introduction3
PM104Expository Preaching II3
ST106Eschatology3
  9

Summer School

CodeNameHours
BE107Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation3
Elective33
Min/Com Elective3
  9

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
INT105ThM Ministry Formation Internship43
Elective33
Min/Com Elective3
  9

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
RS102Senior Research Seminar OR Thesis2
Elective33
  5

Summer School

CodeNameHours
Min/Com Elective3
Elective33
  6
  1. RS101 will be offered during the same class session as NT113 each semester. Therefore students should plan to register for RS101 and NT113 concurrently. The remainder of the 3-hour research component of the Th.M. degree program will consist of either RS102 (2 hours) or a thesis (2 hours). Those planning on writing a thesis should register for the thesis in the fall semester of the fourth year (or the year of graduation). Students writing a thesis are advised to begin the process of topic selection the year before the year of graduation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Students have one calendar year (three consecutive semesters) to complete the SL105 Master of Theology internship. See the Spiritual Formation and Leadership department for more information.