Courses are offered in manageable, one-week segments (Monday – Friday) that allow you to complete the degree with less than thirty days on campus over the length of the degree. Students will make 5 visits to campus during the course of their program.
Students will be accepted as a cohort, taking all seminars together throughout their time in the program.
Students will complete a single, interdisciplinary curriculum utilizing specific, newly-created Th.M. seminars covering the classical theological disciplines of Old Testament studies, New Testament studies, Church History, and Systematic Theology. Additionally, students will write a thesis guided by a member of the SBTS faculty.
Students will begin researching and writing their thesis from their first semester. During every visit to campus students will meet with their advisor in person for feedback on their progress. The thesis will be focused in a particular area and written at a level for publication.
|Foundations for Theological Studies||2 credit hours|
|Graduate Research Seminar||2 credit hours|
|Old Testament Core Seminar||4 credit hours|
|New Testament Core Seminar||4 credit hours|
|Church History Core Seminar||4 credit hours|
|Systematic Theology Core Seminar||4 credit hours|
|Thesis Proposal||1 credit hour|
|Thesis Research and Writing classes||4 credit hours|
The modular Th.M. faculty are all well published scholars in their fields of study. In addition to their expertise in subject matter, the faculty are known for their pedagogical excellence.
Jonathan T. Pennington – New Testament
Gregg R. Allison – Systematic Theology
Michael A. G. Haykin – Church History
Peter Gentry – Old Testament
(From left to right)
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:
*If you have questions regarding M.Div. equivalency, contact our office for information on evaluation and leveling work.
**The official score report must not be more than three years old.
Southern Seminary offers the Th.M. degree at an affordable cost with a workable payment plan. Th.M. students pay $1000 prior to attending their first seminar. The remainder of the program fee is paid through a 30-month interest-free payment plan.
|Full Program Tuition Costs*||Down Payment||Payment Plan**|
|SBC||$9,241.00||$1,000.00 due before first seminar||$304.70/month for 30 months|
|Non-SBC||$15,709.00||$490.30/month for 30 months|
|*Program Tuition shown is for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Additional fees are subject to the current catalog. Please see the current catalog for full listing of current fees. **The 30-month payment plan is interest-free if payments are made on time.|
All students in the program beyond 30 months are subject to the charge of a Continuation Fee every semester (currently $1000) until graduation.
Textbooks, lodging, food, travel, and graduation costs are not included in the program fee.
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