School of Theology

Equipping for the Theological Task

We have experienced Christian pastors and teachers who deliver a quality and practical Biblical education to help you earn advanced theological degrees. Whether you are looking to earn a master’s or doctorate degree, ILT can help you achieve your goals.

Master of Arts | M.A.

The Master of Arts program provides a broad-based, foundational
course of study for college graduates who want to pursue graduate level studies
in theology but are not preparing for ordained ministry. The M.A. program
prepares students for more advanced study in a theological discipline, as well
as providing a broad-based exposure to theological studies for persons in other
fields. It requires a total of 33 credits and can be completed in about one and a half
years of full-time study or else extended over a longer period.

Master of Sacred Theology | S.T.M.

The Master of Sacred Theology is a research degree for students holding the M.Div.
or an M.A. in Theology or equivalent degree who want to delve deeper into a
particular area of theological study. The program requires 30 hours of coursework,
including a thesis. The program is very flexible, allowing students to design a
course of study aligned with their own research interests.

The purpose of the Ph.D. program is to produce teacher-scholars for the church and
the academy who can educate persons for Christian ministry and lives of Christian
service, and who themselves will teach and write within the academy generally
and the wider public. The teacher-scholars for the church and academy will be
equipped to do the theological work necessary to support the church’s witness
to Christ and to be responsible and credible participants in vital conversations
beyond the boundaries of the church, including college or university settings and
various interdisciplinary forums (e.g. learned societies, agencies of church bodies,

Graduate Open Studies

Those who want to take courses at ILT but do not wish to be part of a degree program may enroll as open studies students. Credits earned by open studies students may later be counted toward a degree, provided the student has completed the full application process and been admitted into the degree program.

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