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Pursue a Master of Theology in Christian Theology degree at Regent University.

Th.M. – Christian Theology

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Earn a fully accredited Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Christian Theology degree online in just under two years, with no required on-campus residency. This post-graduate degree provides a fuller mastery of one area of theological study than is normally provided at the Master of Divinity level. Receive specialized training and intensive theological research and methodology required for greater impact and advancement in church or marketplace ministry, teaching at the university level, or entry into a doctoral program.

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May 10, 2021
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Earn Advanced Standing

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

Expand Your Knowledge

Explore the question of the Christian theological method and biblical hermeneutics from the Renewal perspective.

Customize Your Coursework

Choose additional coursework on topics from charismatic Renewal theology to theological German, according to your area of interest.

Deepen Your Insight

Increase your understanding of Renewal theology.

Be mentored by a world-class faculty that also teach on campus in Virginia Beach.

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).

On completing the online Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Christian Theology degree, you will be able to:

  • Discuss contemporary Pentecostal and Charismatic theology.
  • Interpret the Bible in a Renewal community of faith and scholarship.
  • Apply advanced academic research methodologies.
  • Discuss the Christian theological method and hermeneutics from the Renewal Perspective.
  • Discuss Reformed theology and the role of the Holy Spirit.

Career Opportunities

  • Undergraduate professor
  • Specialized ministry leader
  • Doctoral student
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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.

Principles and methods of theology, surveying the various historic and contemporary theologies from a biblical Renewal perspective. Develop the practical research skills of theological method, the process of writing theology as well as the specific competencies necessary for completing dissertations in the area of theology.

Explores the historical and critical examination of the development of the main disciplines of philosophy and the primary developments of Christian doctrines and thought. Each philosophical school of thought is examined from a biblical and theological standpoint.

Examines the Biblical, theological, and historical understanding of the foundational doctrine of the atonement, including practical implications of the atoning work found in the blood of Christ.

Explores the biblical and historical understanding of Reformed theology and the role of the Holy Spirit. There will be emphasis on the five solas and the renewal of the Holy Spirit from the Reformation period to modern times.

Examines Pentecostal and Charismatic theology in the modern era. Special emphasis is placed on the doctrines of the Holy Spirit in various Christian traditions and movements that have experienced contemporary renewal.

Fundamental structures, vocabulary and grammar. Proficiency in reading of academic journals, books and German texts with a focus on theological texts and vocabulary. Cross-listed with THEO 670.

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.

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