Degree Requirements

Theology Masters Program Requirements

The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts offers both the Master of Arts in Theology and the Master of Theology.  

Master of Arts in Theology: 30 credit hours

Coursework: 24 credit hours

A maximum of twelve credits may be earned in 5000 level courses. Six credits may be transferred, with the recommendation of the Chairman, from a graduate institution toward the graduate credits.

Thesis & thesis seminar: 6 credit hours

The thesis requirement comprises 6 credit hours.

Foreign language requirement

A reading knowledge of a classical or modern language is required.

In addition to Latin, Greek, French, German, Spanish, and Italian, the University offers Biblical Hebrew, a language especially appropriate for students who have a particular interest in the study of Scripture.

Comprehensive exam

The comprehensive exam has written and oral components.  

 

Master of Theology: 30 credit hours 

Coursework: 30 credit hours 

A maximum of twelve credits may be earned in 5000 level courses. Six credits may be transferred, with the recommendation of the Chairman, from a graduate institution toward the graduate credits.

Comprehensive exam

The comprehensive exam has written and oral components. 

 Additional Stipulations

  • Some background in philosophy in the case of the M.Th. applicants and a minimum of nine undergraduate credits in philosophy for the M.A. applicants is required. These requirements may be waived if the applicant demonstrates competency in philosophy.
  • A sufficiently strong background in theology, preferably an undergraduate theology major, is required. Each applicant's background will be individually evaluated, and in case of deficiency, students will be required to enroll either in appropriate courses or in directed individual study to obtain a foundation in theology.

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