Master of Sacred Theology (STM)

The Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degree is a second-level graduate professional degree for those who wish to pursue a year of more advanced coursework focusing on a particular academic discipline (“Disciplinary Concentration”) or ministerial and other religious leadership practice (“Religious Leadership Concentration”).

The STM is highly customizable and includes eight courses of the student’s choosing. For those pursuing the Disciplinary Concentration, there is a thesis option which requires consent from a faculty member willing to supervise the thesis, making this an excellent second-level master’s option for MDiv, MA, or MTS graduates anticipating doctoral study. For those pursuing the Religious Leadership Concentration, customized practica may be developed with faculty members focusing on practical, real-world contextual issues. The STM is ideal for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge or skills to the benefit of their journey in ministry, the academy, or both, without the commitment to a lengthier program.

As a second-level program, a previous theological masters is required for admission to the STM.


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