Master Of Theology ThM Non Thesis
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Aug 24, 2020
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Increase Your Biblical Knowledge with a Master of Theology Degree (Non-Thesis)

Every day you and your congregation are faced with situations, needs, and questions that can be answered by the guidance provided in the Bible. If you find yourself looking for the solutions to the current issues and problems you face, then consider expanding your knowledge of deep theological issues by obtaining your Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Theology degree. Our Th.M. program will prepare you to serve in a variety of Christian ministries while focusing your studies on Christian thought and theology.

Our Master of Theology in Theology (Non-Thesis) is a postgraduate program designed for students who have previously completed a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree. This degree will advance your knowledge of the doctrine of God and cover key concepts regarding the present and future of the Christian ministry. You will learn how to find the answers to the questions of today’s Christian ministries.


Your divinity degree is approved by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and has met rigorous accreditation standards. You can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Theology (Non-Thesis) Degree?

If you choose to pursue your postgraduate degree in theology with us, you will gain access to vast resources and state-of-the-art facilities on our campus. As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, we can provide you with the experienced professors and knowledgeable staff who can guide you in continuing your theological education. Two unique resources you can use are our Jerry Falwell Library and Scriptorium, which includes the Rawlings Foundation rare book collection valued at over $1 million. Your Master of Theology degree will enable you to network with like-minded individuals who have similar callings and goals, providing you with a support system that will last a lifetime.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Theology (Non-Thesis)

The core courses of our Th.M. degree explore both modern and contemporary Christian thought and how they relate to the issues we face today. You will study the origin of the Christian church and its nature and purpose with particular attention paid to Baptist ecclesiology. No theology course would be complete without studying the nature of God and the doctrine passed down from God to humankind. Understanding His commands and plan for humanity is another part of this degree program.

With the many ethical challenges facing Christian ministry today, you will learn exactly what the role of theology is in public discourse. You will explore how we as Christian leaders face cultural developments and solve the ethical dilemmas facing our ministries. In addition to these subjects, you will also explore issues with Bible prophecy and current events as they occur in the world today. Since this is a non-thesis track, you will complete a capstone course related to theology.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

THEO 620 – Ecclesiology

THEO 626 – Doctrine of God

THEO 679 – Theology Capstone

THEO 650 – Public Theology

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Highlights of Our Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Theology (Non-Thesis) Degree

  • Our Rawlings School of Divinity is the world’s largest accredited school for religious studies and ministerial training.
  • Pursue various internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally through Liberty’s extensive professional network.
  • Our 17-story School of Divinity Freedom Tower contains a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive classroom that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • Local church ministry training is embedded within our programs.
  • Experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.
  • Our Freedom Tower’s Scriptorium houses a $1 million collection of rare books and Bibles donated by the Rawlings family.
  • Optional Monday-only courses are available for students juggling work, family, and church commitments.

Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Theology (Non-Thesis) Degree Information

          Career Opportunities for Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Theology (Non-Thesis) Graduates

          • Educator
          • Family Pastor
          • Missionary
          • Professor

          Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Degrees

          Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: