Campbellsville University

Master of Theology

The Master of Theology (M.Th.) program is a 39-hour program of graduate theological and ministerial training that provides an 18-hour emphasis in one of four areas (Pastoral Ministries, Biblical Studies, Educational Ministries, or Theological Studies) and prepares the Christian minister for effective kingdom service through the church for the world.

M.Th. applicants who lack the 18-hour prerequisite of undergraduate Christian Studies can meet this requirement by taking these courses entirely online through the School of Theology's undergraduate program.

Program Vision: To Produce World Changers for Jesus Christ

Persons who are . . .

Passionately Evangelical: Whose message is the love of God in Christ Jesus

Rooted in the Biblical Story: Who know the power of the Word of God in a person's life

Church-Connected: Who know that Jesus created the church to serve as his hands and feet in the world

Servant Leaders: Who know the greatest power in the world is to serve others in the name of Christ

Spiritual Entrepreneurs: Who discover people's spiritual needs and find creative ways to meet them

Partners in an Enduring Fellowship: Who forge brotherhoods and sisterhoods for friendship and partnership in the gospel

Program Benefits:

Students may complete the program as quickly as 18 months but may also choose to complete the program at their own pace. The 18-hour emphasis in Pastoral Ministries may be completed in 18 months. The 18-hour emphasis in Biblical Studies, Educational Ministries, or Theological/Historical/Philosophical Studies may be completed in 24 months.

The virtual community represents a faculty who is fully prepared and engaged in ministry, and fully dedicated to making the online class environment a fruitful place for spiritual and academic development for kingdom work. The majority of faculty members are full-time professors who have Ph.D.'s in their respective disciplines.

Program Entrance Requirements

Applicants must submit completed materials directly to Campbellsville University's Admissions Office or request an application packet from the Admissions Office online.

  1. Application
  2. Application fee (for paper application only)
  3. Official transcript(s)
  4. Official GRE scores
  5. Philosophy of Ministry essay (2-3 pages)
  6. Two letters of reference

Each applicant will also interview with the Dean of the School of Theology (main campus) or Director of Louisville Education Center (Louisville).

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