The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry seeks to inspire and equip students for pastoral ministry, leadership, scholarship, and service. Students from a wide range of denominations and traditions are invited into a community of scholars and passionate educators who are committed to the life of the church, experienced in mission and service, and accomplished in research and publication.
A baccalaureate degree from a recognized university or college with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (‘B’).
30 credit hours
- A minimum of 60 credit hours
- Core requirements—30 credit hours in the following areas
- Bible – 12 credit hours (minimum 3 ch of Old Testament and 3 credit hours of New Testament)
- Theology and History of Christianity – 12 credit hours (minimum 3 credit hours in each area)
- Practical Theology – 3 credit hours
- Methodology – 3 credit hours
- Electives—as required to reach a total of 60 credit hours
Thesis Option: Students may propose to write a thesis equivalent to 6 credit hours. Credits earned by way of the thesis will reduce the elective requirement. See note 4, below.
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (‘B’) to remain in the program and to graduate.
Courses offered by CMU faculty or by instructors visiting at CMU, whether on campus or online, will count toward the residency requirement. Courses taken by CMU/MBBS students from MBBSC to meet the MB requirements of their programs will also count toward the residency requirement, to a maximum of nine credit hours.
Normally, students wishing to write a thesis in the area of biblical studies must demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in the pertinent biblical language, whether Hebrew or Greek.
A student who wishes to write a thesis must submit a proposal by April 30, one year before the student expects to graduate. Acceptance of the proposal will depend on the following criteria: (i) the strength of the proposal, (ii) the student’s overall academic performance, and (iii) the availability of a faculty member to serve as thesis advisor. Information regarding procedures for thesis writing can be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies.
Areas in which courses will be offered and theses may be written include Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies, Biblical Theology, Christian Worship, Christianity and Culture, Christianity and the Arts, Ethics, History of Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, Peace Theology, Philosophical Theology, Practical Theology, Spirituality, and Systematic Theology.
- LANG-5200 Elementary Biblical Hebrew I
- LANG-5210 Elementary Biblical Hebrew II
- LANG-5230 Elementary Biblical Greek I
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