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Explore the online Master of Theology ThM degree program offered by Regent University.

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

Earn Your Th.M. Degree in Under Two Years

Earn a fully accredited Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree online in just under two years, with no required on-campus residency. Through this post-graduate program, you will acquire specialized knowledge to enhance your professional competence in a specific area of study. Through this online theology degree, your focused studies, intensive research, and methodology will equip you for greater ministry impact and prepare you for entry into a doctoral program.

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May 10, 2021

Advance Your Knowledge

Examine contemporary issues in Renewal theology relating to the Scripture in the Old and New Testaments.

Enhance Your Expertise

Strengthen your understanding of biblical hermeneutics, Renewal theology, research methodologies, and more.

Earn Advanced Standing

Gain advanced standing with your completed Th.M. degree should you pursue Regent’s Ph.D. in Renewal Theology.

Select a Specialization

Choose the concentration that aligns with your interests and career goals.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

The Master of Theology (Th.M.) at Regent University is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).
  • Undergraduate professor
  • Specialized ministry leader
  • Doctoral student

The Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Biblical Studies will strengthen your professional competence as you examine contemporary issues in biblical studies relating to the interpretation of scripture in the Old and New Testaments.

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The Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Christian Theology will deepen your insight about Reformed theology and the role of the Holy Spirit while you explore the question of Christian theological method and biblical hermeneutics from the Renewal perspective.

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The Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Church History will help you analyze historical developments of the Church, with an emphasis on the Renewal and Reformation movements, so you’ll be able to apply historical biblical lessons to current ministry situations for maximum impact.

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The Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Practical Theology will help you become a spiritually-informed leader by providing you balanced reasoning guided by scripture for easy application in Christian ministry settings.

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Understanding and interpreting the Bible in a Renewal community of faith and scholarship, focusing on the hermeneutical challenges of the diversity of the canon, the plurality of interpretative methods and theories in relation to language and text, as well as the perceived nature of contemporary society.

Research-based; exploring the intersection of God and science. Focuses on scientific evidence for the existence of God in creation as an apologetic for the Christian faith.

Guided formulation of a proposal for a post-graduate thesis or dissertation. Refining a topic through wide reading, development, database searching, building a bibliography, writing a literature review. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: Taken in last semester of coursework phase.

Explores the question of Christian theological method and hermeneutics from the Renewal Perspective. Emphasizes distinctively Renewal approaches to thinking theologically while wrestling with the nature of religious and ecclesial identities. Philosophical, ontological, and epistemological assumptions will be considered vis-à-vis the questions of religious identity/practice and theological method.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

*International applicants may begin in the fall or spring semesters only with an application deadline of February 15 (fall) or July 15 (spring).

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the Master of Theology (Th.M.) program in the School of Divinity, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires applicants to have a completed Master of Divinity (M.DIV.), Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution or an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Applicants with a Master’s Degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.

In addition, applicants to the Master of Theology (Th.M.) should have:

  • High intellectual achievement and scholarship as evidenced by college transcripts and the applicant’s writing sample
  • A desire and ability to write a thesis in your chosen area of concentration
  • Spiritual maturity and integrity of character
  • Personal goals consistent with the mission of Regent University
  • Understand and accept the Statement of Faith

Master of Theology (Th.M.) Application Process

1. Submit Your Application
Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission. Note: We also require your official transcript from your degree-granting institution, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Your application will be fully processed once we have received your nonrefundable application fee. Mail a check payable to “Regent University” to Enrollment Support Services (see address below).

3. Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the questionnaire will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Questionnaire.

4. Academic Writing Sample or Graduate Degree Paper (with Citations)

WRITING SAMPLE

Our Th.M. program seeks to prepare scholars for advanced research, practice and leadership in academic, church and ministry settings through designated study, involving one of three concentrations: Biblical Studies, Christian Theology and History of Christianity. The academic writing sample assesses your ability to think critically and compose an original written work, not previously written, based upon your chosen concentration area as indicated on your Th.M. application. The Admissions Committee must ensure that your writing acumen is at a level commensurate with the demands of doctoral level academic writing.

In order to assess your writing ability, please compose a 1500-word original essay, not previously written, which includes the following: (1) a topic of your choice that falls within one of the three concentrations mentioned above; (2) a demonstration of conceptual sophistication; (3) an obvious flow of thought from paragraph to paragraph; (4) critical thinking skills; and (5) evidence of independent judgment. Finally, in your conclusion, include what you think the work of the Spirit contributes to the topic you have chosen to discuss. References or citations are not required.

GRADUATE DEGREE PAPER

If you are opting to submit the Graduate Degree Paper, please ensure this is a submission that contains citations.

Your academic writing sample or graduate degree paper should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: DIV Application Pieces.

5. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcripts from U.S.-based schools, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: DIV Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institutions, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We will notify you if your previous institutions will not release transcripts directly to us.

6. Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

7. Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:
Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent and cannot be returned.

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,00072$36,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,95024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,95036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,95060$39,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,45572$35,640
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,90024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,90036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,90060$39,000

Part TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,00072$36,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,95024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,95036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,95060$39,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,45572$35,640
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,90024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,90036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,90060$39,000

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“It’s tough being a student when you’re older but [Regent] had so much flexibility and understanding that enabled me to pursue my degree.”

Ed Lee, M.A., 2017 Practical Theology

“I graduated from Regent University with a M.A. in Practical Theology. As I stand at the doorstep of my calling, I can see now how every lesson and interaction has prepared me.”

Son-Djerry Cameus, M.A. in Practical Theology, 2020 Community Navigator/Family Coach, La Esperanza

“My journey through the School of Divinity was transformational, challenging and inspirational. The Spirit-filled faculty and staff were dedicated to my success as a student and a military officer. My classes — both on campus and online — exuded excellence and sound biblical teaching.”

Tierra S. Gibbs, M.A., 2012 Practical Theology

“Regent served as a place for acquiring a top-quality academic experience.”

Preston Braswell, M.Div., 2020 Senior Admissions Counselor, School of Law, Regent University

“I want to take what Regent taught me back to Uganda in a language they can easily understand and relate to.”

Boniface Odong, M.Div., 2017