CAMPUS ALERT: Due to the weather, all evening classes at CSB and SJU are canceled. The LINK bus will run on its regular schedule until 5 p.m. and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the evening, weather permitting. Pre-scheduled campus and community events and college/university sponsored events scheduled at off campus locations may continue at the discretion of the divisional VP.

Th.M. Program Outcomes

The outcomes for the Th.M. are similar to those of the M.A. (Theology) degree. Because the Th.M. is meant to build upon the work of a previous graduate theological degree, the expectation is for a higher level of competence for each outcome.

  1. Students will gain a general knowledge of the Christian theological tradition and of contemporary scholarship.
    • Students will understand and be able to use theological vocabulary and concepts in theological and ministerial discussions.
    • Students will be able to engage in research, writing, and oral exposition.
    • Students will develop an understanding of the global context of the Christian tradi­tion, the ecumenical character of the Christian tradition, and the multicultural realities of contemporary society.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to use theological texts in a language other than English.
  2. Students will develop a critical, historically-rooted approach to theology.
    • Students will know how to read primary texts in the context of historical periods.
    • Students will be able to assess theological texts and materials critically.
    • Students will be aware of the social, cultural, and personal lens through which they interpret the tradition.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in theological research and defend a position responsibly through the writing and oral defense of a thesis.
  4. Students will understand how theological study serves the ongoing life of the Church.