Master of Theology

Master of Theology

Master of Theology – Online or On campus

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.

32 credit hours
Online or on campus
Discounts available

Master of Arts in Bible, Language and Theology

Master Of Theology


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.

Answer God’s Call to Serve Him

When you earn your master’s degree, you’ll follow God’s lead and open new doors in your career and ministry. BBS works hard to ensure you receive the best value in education with competitive tuition rates, many ways to qualify for discounts and individualized support.


complete your degree in as little as two years

credit hours

1 of 3

students qualify for discounted tuition

Master Of Theology
Lex Delong

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.”


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.

Master Of Theology


What You Will Study

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 

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.


    Starting Dates

    Flexibility is key. Jump in and start reaching toward your goals at any time of year with our multiple start dates.













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    WHY BBS?

    You want to
    choose a seminary:

    • Where you can deepen your ministry.
    • Where you can learn at your own pace.
    • Where you’ll be challenged to think biblically.
    • Where you’re own spiritual growth is a top priority.

    Every class at BBS is carefully crafted with your relationship with God and the foundation of Scripture at its core. You will be immersed in principles from God’s Word as you learn valuable, practical tools to apply to your ministry.

    Master of Arts in Bible, Language and Theology


    Worldwide Impact

    Baptist Bible Seminary prepares Christ-focused, scripture-driven, ministry-ready graduates. For more than 90 years, Clarks Summit University has equipped students to serve around the globe in a variety of ministries and careers. Choose a seminary that is grounded in biblical truth as you learn from trusted professors who have a heart for Christ and desire for discipleship.


    Take the Next Step

    Answer God’s call to serve Him as you deepen your ministry and grow spiritually.



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