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Master of Ecclesial Theology

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Credit Hours:

For those who have completed Emmaus’ BDiv, MAET/TS, MDiv, or an equivalent theological master’s degree, and are interested in a deeper program of research and writing, Emmaus offers a Master of Ecclesial Theology (24 hours). This pathway is academically challenging and is designed to push students to cogently communicate, defend, analyze, and critique the ideas of others as well as their own in conversations with their professor and fellow students towards an ultimate thesis project (50–100 pages). The ThM is a practitioner’s research degree, built around the application of theology in and for the church.

The Emmaus ThM is offered in partnership with the Center for Pastor Theologians.

Program Requirements:

Core Seminars:

Biblical Theology for the Church (BT 601)

Historical Theology for the Church (CH 601)

Dogmatic Theology for the Church (TH 601)

Practical Theology for the Church (PT 601)

Research Practicums: (1 Credit Each)

—Foundations of Research (MP 601)

—Writing for the Church (MP 602)

—Teaching in the Church and Higher Education (MP 603)

Thesis Seminars:

—Thesis Reading Seminar

Research Seminar I

—Research Seminar II

Academic Level:

24 Credit Hours


Program Tuition and Fees:


$200/Credit Hour


$4,800/Full Program Tuition

(ATS National Average: $1,137/hour; $3,411/Course; $27,288/Program of the same length)


$150/Semester Enrollment Fee*

$1,200 ThM Thesis Fee**


 *Covers all Communio Intensive meals, costs, and digital library access

**Covers the cost of thesis supervision and defense panel. May be spread across multiple semesters.

Available Tuition Discounts & Scholarships

25–100% Tuition Discounts for all Partner Church-Endorsed Students.


Partial and Full Scholarships available based on need and social-location. 

Not sure what degree is right for you?

Email us to find a time to talk one-on-one with a faculty member to work through your options and find the best program for you and your calling. 

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