Master of Theology

The purpose of the Master of Theology (Th.M.) program is to initiate students into the scholarly disciplines of research and writing.

You feel that God is leading you into the world of Christian scholarship. It is an exciting prospect tempered by the expectation of a great deal of work. The questions start coming. Who will mentor you through the process? How can you make it fit within your already busy schedule? Do you even have the capablity to do the work?

It is time for you to think about the Master of Theology degree at Central Seminary. Here you will find a warm fellowship of Christian scholars who will guide you through your journey. The Th.M. at Central is everything you need. The courses are taught by some of the best minds in Fundamentalism. The structure is modular which will allow you to continue your life while you study. The faculty will partner with you to make sure that you succeed in your task. You will be introduced into the wider world of Christian scholarship.


We are excited to announce that the entirety of the Th.M. can be completed in residence or through our distance education option! Our synchronous setup allows distance students to be live in the classroom. All you need is your computer and a good internet connection to attend class.


Applicants must have a recognized M.Div. degree or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B). A limited number of students with an average grade lower than B may be admitted on a probationary basis, if otherwise acceptable.

Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. Typically, the applicant’s transcripts should reflect 18 semester hours of Greek and 12 semester hours of Hebrew prior to application for the Th.M. program.

Graduates of M.Div. programs other than Central Seminary’s may be required to take either written or oral entrance examinations at the seminary’s discretion. Other academic, psychological, or spiritual examinations may be required at the discretion of the seminary.

Normally, students will submit a thesis or extended research paper that they have written previously. Otherwise, the faculty may administer an examination in connection with the application.




Course Structure

The Th.M. degree employs both the semester and modular graduate course format. Students may choose to meet the 24 hours of course requirements in the following ways:Post-graduate courses taught apart from the M.A. (Theology) and M.Div. courses

  • Teaching practicums taught under the supervision of full-time faculty
  • Heightened graduate courses which have increased requirements of 75% above the typical graduate workload to bring them to the Th.M. level

Program Structure


___ 24  Eight post-graduate courses

___ 6 Thesis

TOTAL 30 Hours