Master of Theology
Clarks Summit University
Clarks Summit University offers a Master of Theology for students and members of the church and ministry who want to develop knowledge of theological and historical aspects of educational development to become effective Christian ministers and church leaders. Students will learn how history and theology can help them proclaim the gospel, strengthen the church, and serve humanity. The program is oriented towards biblical study and application of study toward contemporary life. The work matches part of the study for the Doctor of Philosophy program which qualifies for credit in the Doctoral program.
The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include advanced bible teaching and communication methods, seminar in old testament hermeneutics and exegetical method, seminar in new testament hermeneutics and exegetical method, seminar in advanced theological method, and interdisciplinary seminar and communication.
Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate survey knowledge of theological and historical studies necessary to be effective as a Christian minister and church leader, to show skills in biblical interpretation that will allow for a biblical orientation for use of theological and historical studies as a Christian minister or church leader, to demonstrate skills in Christian ministry for their application in contemporary life in strengthening the church and serving humanity, and to develop a scholarly, theological, and reflective foundation that will be the basis for advanced study in ministry or divinity.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The original Clarks Summit University campus began as an undergraduate school in 1932 in Johnson City, NY. Growth demanded a new campus, and in 1968 the campus relocated to Clarks Summit, PA. The Seminary program began in the 1970s, followed by the introduction of graduate studies in 1989. The private, not-for-profit college awards degrees ranging from a one-year Bible certificate and Associate’s degrees to Master’s and Doctorate programs. Clarks Summit University supports a mission focused on the "excellence in biblical higher education for effectiveness in global Christian leadership."
While students have the opportunity to complete on-campus degrees, the institution also promotes the Online Bible College, along with the Online Graduate and Online Seminary schools offering distance education. Through the Online Bible College, students can pursue degrees in Bible and worldview studies. Through BBC Online Graduate Studies, students can complete master's degrees in fields such as education, counseling, and Bible. Other graduate degrees may be earned in hybrid formats.
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