Program Overview | Master of History & Theology
|Hours||54 (includes a Thesis)|
|Completion time||Typically 2-3 years (and no more than 7)|
|Scheduling Options||Weekly 3-hour classes M-Th;|
Bi-semester Weekend Courses;
Week-long Short Courses
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The History track aims to learn the history of Christianity in order to gain perspective on the church's present and future, and to acquire resources for service. Students can study a wide range of topics, but the primary strengths are in American Christianity, Stone-Campbell Movement History, and Oriental Christianity (particularly Syriac studies).
The Theology track focuses on the development of students' critical thinking skills including the ability to read, write, research, and clearly articulate ideas in a seminar setting. The program's primary strengths are in analytic theology and epistemology. With that said, the program provides a strong base in political theology, philosophy of religion, systematic theology, and contemporary literature in theology and religious studies.
The thesis project provides students the opportunity to engage in publication-quality research and writing and to work on a high quality writing sample for a Ph.D. application.
The curriculum includes a foundation in languages and tools for theological and historical study, introductions to major topics in History and Theology, and a host of special seminar classes focused on particular issues.