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A Master of Theology is a college degree offered by many universities worldwide.

North America[]

In United States, the Master of Theology (Th.M. or M.Th.) is a postgraduate Masters degree which is sometimes earned after (or instead of) a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or a Master of Theological Studies. This is generally a one or two year specialized advanced degree in theological research that many theology students undertake in order to better prepare for Th.D., D.Min. or Ph.D. programs.

A comparable degree, the Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), is offered at some seminaries.

University of St Andrews[]

Undergraduate students at the University of St Andrews in Scotland studying Divinity are awarded the Master of Theology (M.Theol.), in common with the Scottish Master of Arts this degree can be awarded with or without honours.

Students completing 3 years of study are either awarded a M.Theol. (General) for Pass students or M.Theol. (Special) for students who have only completed 1 year of the 2 year Honours course but have achieved Honours in the exams they have taken.

Senate of Serampore College[]

In India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka the Senate of Serampore College offers Masters programmes in theology through some of its affiliated colleges (e.g. Gurukul Lutheran Theological College) in fields such as Old Testament, New Testament, Social Analysis, Hermeneutics, Womens Studies, Communication, Systematic Theology, Ethics, Church history, etc.

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