ThM Program

The ThM program affords an opportunity for students who have received the master of divinity degree or its equivalent (three years of graduate theological study) to pursue advanced theological studies for one year. The program is especially recommended for students who seek to gain additional competence for the ministry beyond that provided by the master of divinity degree. It is equally appropriate for those who, after some years in ministry, teaching, or another field, wish to return to a theological institution to clarify their thinking, to prepare themselves for new tasks, or to acquire further competence in a specific area of study.

This one-year program offers 18 areas of focus, and includes course work, a language requirement, and an oral examination requirement. It is strongly recommended that applicants to the ThM have prior knowledge of the language they plan to use to meet the language requirement.

Please note that loans are the only financial aid available for the ThM program.

HDS Voices

Sierra Fleenor

Troubled by the tension between academic life and spiritual life, I came to HDS looking for answers. Through my courses I began to explore the ways in which the academic and the spiritual can be integrated. Whereas they once seemed like divergent paths, vocation and calling now feel synonymous.
—Sierra Fleenor, MTS '12
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