Master of Theology—ThM

The Master of Theology (ThM) is designed for persons already holding an MDiv degree or its equivalent and who wish to deepen their mastery in one area or discipline of theological study through reflection, research, and writing for the service of the Church.

The distinctive element of Columbia’s ThM program is the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors in research of mutual interest. Students pursue a one-year course of full-time study that includes coursework in relevant curricular areas; a seminar in research methods; close work with a faculty mentor; the production of a publishable research thesis project; and, by application to the faculty, the opportunity to serve as a research or teaching assistant.

Our newly designed ThM program empowers each student to focus on an independent research project with the close mentorship of a faculty advisor.  It is exciting to welcome motivated students from around the world, and to walk with them as they sharpen their questions, pursue research with the support of our excellent library staff, and discover new insights to offer the church.

For questions, you may contact the Admissions Office at 404-687-4517. Prospective Basic Degree (MDiv, MAPT, Dual or MA(TS)) students are encouraged to attend one of our Seminary Weekends in Decatur, GA near Atlanta, offered in November and February of each year.

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You may also contact the Director of the ThM degree program, Dr. Martha L. Moore-Keish by email Moore-KeishM@ctsnet.edu or by phone 404-687-4652.

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