Student Profile

Matt Shrader

Graduation Year
Master of Theology
Current Occupation
PhD Student

The best part of my experience with the ThM at Central was the combination of rigor and application.

The coursework pushed me to read, research, and write better, which is precisely what you want a ThM to do for you. In addition, the consistent emphasis to apply my studies for the benefit of the church helped me see that rigorous study is not only enjoyable (which it is!) but it is also at the heart of healthy church life.

Since graduating from Central I have had the pleasure of taking up a PhD and I can confidently say that Central’s emphasis on careful, church-focused scholarship prepared me to thrive in my current studies.

The ThM is a great program in itself as well as superb preparation for continued academic studies.

—Matt Shrader