Th.M. – Practical Theology

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Advance in Theological Research

Do you have a desire to help others better understand scripture and grow spiritually? Here's your opportunity to advance in theological research while learning how to present theology in a ministry context that's relevant to everyday concerns. Regent's Master of Theology – Practical Theology provides a fuller mastery of the practical application of theological truth than what is normally provided at the master of divinity level. You'll 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.

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERTISE

Strengthen your professional competence and become a spiritually-informed leader.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER PATH

Take your career path to the next level with exciting leadership opportunities.

DEEPEN YOUR IMPACT

Gain an in-depth understanding of practical theology for easy application in ministry settings.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this specialty degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Accredited

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).

Fully Online Theology Degree

15-week Course Sessions

24 credit hours


Online

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 24

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Upon completion of this Th.M. concentration, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply balanced reasoning informed by scripture and develop solutions to ministry challenges.
  • Draw from a broad spectrum of theological research and implement effective Christian ministry approaches.
  • Apply scripture lessons to current situations to help guide others in their Christian walk.

Career Opportunities

  • Undergraduate Professor
  • Practical Theology Leader
  • Specialized Ministry Leader
  • Doctoral Student

$78,790 Mean annual wage of Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017.

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2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

*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.

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

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • 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 when you submit your application for admission.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Your application will be fully processed once we have received your non-refundable application fee. Mail a check payable to "Regent University" to Enrollment Support Services (see address below), or submit your payment online over a secure server.

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 enrollment 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 transcripts@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. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email 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.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

$650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

$650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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Th.M. – Practical Theology