Master of Theology

The purpose of Southeastern’s Master of Theology degree program is to provide the post-MDiv student with an opportunity for advanced, guided research under the supervision of a faculty member in a special area of theological study. Some students choose this program to enhance their academic qualifications for post-graduate or doctoral studies. Other students choose this program primarily to extend their preparation for ministry in a local church, on the mission field or in other positions of denominational service. The ThM is designed to build leaders through personal mentoring by the faculty and through advanced study.

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 24

    credit hours

  • 2

    Program Tracks (Thesis or Non-Thesis)

Program Courses

I absolutely loved studying in the Master of Theology program. After finishing a master's degree, it was the perfect next step to dive deeper into an area of study that I was interested in. I loved being able to take more specialized classes that I wouldn't otherwise have taken as part of my initial master's degree, and I learned so much through the process of researching and writing.

Rebecca Pate Master of Theology Graduate

ThM In Context

What Can I Do with This Degree?

  • Pursue a PhD

  • Equip your local church through teaching and writing

  • Do academic research


The ThM offers students the opportunity for advanced, guided research in a particular area of study. Students choose this degree program to further prepare for ministry and/or future PhD studies.

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