Grand Rapids Theological Seminary theology graduates excel as competent, character-driven leaders in our world for Christ. As a result, they demonstrate lifelong commitments toward learning, serving and leading which set them apart in their respective ministry and vocational contexts.
Rigorous Academic Training
With the aim of developing mastery and competency Old Testament or New Testament studies, our Master of Theology curriculum and course work requirements enable you to engage in independent research under the supervision of a faculty member.
Old Testament Specialization Objectives
- Read with facility the prose and poetry of the Hebrew Bible with the use of lexical tools.
- Demonstrate advanced hermeneutical and exegetical skills that apply to Old Testament literature.
- Identify and describe the academic study of the Old Testament.
- Demonstrate competency to read the Old Testament against its Ancient Near Eastern background.
- Research and write an advanced-level master's thesis in Old Testament.
New Testament Specialization Objectives
- Read with facility the Greek New Testament with the use of lexical tools.
- Demonstrate advanced hermeneutical and exegetical skills.
- Identify and describe the categories that comprise the academic study of the New Testament.
- Research and write an advanced-level master's thesis in New Testament.