Master of Theology

Master of Theology

General Objective

The Master of Theology degree program (Th.M.) is designed for those who hold the M.Div. degree and wish to engage in advanced theological studies. In this program, students concentrate in one area of emphasis with a goal of attaining a high level of competency in that discipline. The areas of emphasis are biblical, theological, and ministry. Research and writing skills, which are important to this program, must be demonstrated by writing a thesis.

Admission Requirements

Those admitted to the Master of Theology are required to have (a) a Master of Divinity degree; (b) a 2.7 grade point average for all previous studies, and (c) An interview with a faculty member of UWU is required. This will be arranged through the school office.

Graduation Requirements

To receive the Master of Theology degree, students must meet the following requirements:  

(a) The completion of at least 36 semester units (30 units courses and 6 units thesis) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and with no course receiving a grade below a B counting toward the degree; At least 21 of the 30 units are to be taken within the field of specialization. All students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00.

(b) The completion of a thesis totaling at least 150 pages on an approved topic.

(c )The completion of all requirements for the degree within five years from the time of matriculation.

Course Requirements

Normally, Master of Theology students take several Master of Divinity electives. They must contact with the professor for a fourth hour of credit in a three hour Master of Divinity elective.

Division

Biblical Division

Old Testament Concentration

  • OT 601 Biblical Aramaic (3)
  • OT 602 The Ugaritic Language (3)
  • OT 603 The Art of Hebrew Poetry (3)
  • OT 604 Reading and Interpreting the Prophecy of Isaiah (3)  
  • OT 606 Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Law (3)
  • RM 690 Biblical Studies and Research Methodology (3)
  • OT 607 Methods of Old Testament Interpretation (3)
  • OT 608 Seminar in Old Testament Studies (3)

 

New Testament Concentration

  • NT 610 Intermediate Greek Reading of the New Testament (3)
  • RM 690 Biblical Studies and Research Methodology (3)
  • NT 611 The Letter to the Ephesians (3)
  • NT 612 First Corinthians (3)
  • NT 613 The Coptic Language (3)
  • NT 614 The Message of Hebrews for the Church (3)
  • NT 615 Seminar in New Testament Studies (3)
Theological Division

Historical Theology Concentration

  • HT 621 The Theology of the Lutheran Reformation (3)
  • HT 622 Puritanism and Orthodoxy (3)
  • HT 623 Biblical Interpretation in the 16th and 17th Centuries (3)
  • HT 624 Biblical Interpretation in the Middle Ages (3)
  • HT 625 Seminar in Historical Theology (3)

 

Systematic Theology Concentration

  • ST 631 Theology and Narrative (3)
  • ST 632 Seminar in Systematic Theology (3)
  • ST 633 Trends in Christological and Trinitarian Doctrine (3)
  • ST 634 The Theology of Pannenberg and Moltman (3)
  • ST 635 The Theology of Karl Barth (3)
  • ST 636 Theology of Prayer (3)
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Philosophical and Moral Theology Concentration

  • PM 644 The Ten Commandments (3)
  • PM 645 The Impact of Post-Enlightenment Philosophy on Theology (3)
  • PM 646 Seminar in Philosophical or Moral Theology (3)
Ministry Division

Preaching and Worship Concentration

  • PM 652 Recent History of Worship (3)
  • PM 653 Narrative Preaching: Communicating the Word in a Post -literate Age (3)  
  • PM 654 Preaching on the Miracles of Jesus (3)
  • PM 655 Preaching and Culture (3)
  • PM 656 Preaching for Postmoderns (3)
  • PM 657 Studies in the History of Preaching (3)
  • PM 658 Preaching in the Reformed Tradition (3)
  • PM 659 Hearing the Word in a Visual Age (3)

 

Educational Ministry Concentration

  • PM 661 Administration of Educational Ministries (3)
  • PM 662 Personal Piety, Discipleship, and Spiritual Formation (3)
  • PM 663 The Christian Nurture of Children (3)
  • PM 664 Adult Education in the Church (3)
  • PM 665 Imagination in Teaching and Preaching (3)
  • PM 666 Life and Ministry in Cultural Perspective (3)

 

Missions Concentration

  • PM 671 Seminar in Missiology (3)
  • PM 672 Adventures in Classic Mission Literature (3)
  • PM 673 Contemporary World Mission (3)

 

Pastoral Care Concentration

  • PM 674 Dynamics of Human Sexuality and Pastoral Care (3)
  • PM 675 Perspectives on Personality (3)