Master of Theology

Scripture Driven.

Ministry Ready.

Prepare for ministry leadership and academic research through deep and practical study with the Master of Theology program at Baptist Bible Seminary. 

You will develop the efficient research skills you need in theology and biblical languages to meet your academic and ministry goals.

Credit Hours

Accessible and Practical 

You’ll learn under faculty members who are passionate about helping you prepare theologically with an effective ministry mindset. These professors not only bring a high level of scholarship and the highest academic credentials; each one also has significant experience in churches and ministry settings. You will gain tangible strategies to correctly handle the Word of God, think critically and use discernment in your ministry.

Th.M. Requirements

A Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary or graduate school is the standard requirement. Your M.Div. must have included biblical language study. You may take supplemental courses to fill this requirement.
You must have earned a grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate studies to enter the Th.M. program.

General requirements for entrance into Baptist Bible Seminary apply to all doctoral students, as listed in the Baptist Bible Seminary Catalog.

Your Courses

Built on the learning and experience of the M.Div., the 32 credit hour Th.M. will develop your proficiency in a selected area of Bible knowledge.

Once you hold the Th.M. degree, you can go on to complete the Doctor of Philosophy program. The Th.M. courses are designed to parallel the first half of the Doctor of Philosophy program, setting you up for a smooth transition into attaining this terminal degree.

Complete this non-residential program in one-week, on-campus modules, backed by twelve weeks of additional online study wherever it is most convenient for you. Select classes are available completely online. This flexibility allows you to further your ministry while you pursue the degree that can enhance your ministry.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

Th.M. Courses

Required Core Courses—20 credits

  • Seminar in Old Testament Hermeneutics & Exegetical Method [OT1]
  • Seminar in New Testament Hermeneutics & Exegetical Method [NT1]
  • Seminar in Advanced Theological Method [TH1]
  • Advanced Bible Teaching and Communication Methods [PHD1]
  • Professional Teaching Practicum [PH14] – 2 credits
  • Th.M. Thesis [MT902]
  • Choose one course:  
    • Developing Effective Leadership Skills [MP1]
    • The Centrality of the Scriptures in Ministry [MP2]
    • Current Trends in Global Ministry [MP3]

Electives—12 credits 

Start Dates

October 17, 2022
January 2, 2023
March 6, 2023


Sharpen your skills. Enhance your ministry.


Th.M. student



As a grandfather, first and foremost, and a Lead Pastor, the… program has taught me there is still so much to learn and so much I can still learn, no matter my age or length of time in ministry… The M.A.T.S. program has brought more life to my educational foundation than anything I have done in the past.


Program Highlights 

  • Courses are crafted to meet unique challenges in ministry and to challenge you to bring your experience to the table and take your ministry to the next level.
  • Experience mentorship through the investment of our seminary faculty.
  • Take advantage of on-campus living or accommodations in the nearby region.

Further Your Ministry without Leaving Your Ministry

With a module format, you will only be on campus for one week out of the semester, unless you take one of our select online courses, making this degree truly flexible to work with your ministry and professional schedule.

Join Our Community

Mentorship and community are hallmarks of a BBS education, and you’ll experience that culture in both our online and module courses. Expect to find the support, encouragement and advice you need to reach your goals.


completed in as few as two years

credit hours

cost per credit (before any discounts)


students who qualify for discounted tuition




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