ACTS Master of Theology Degree

About Degree | Admission Requirements | Specializations

Admission Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, and a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited institution. Other graduate degrees that offer an equivalent background in theological studies will also be considered. Equivalent background in theological studies means having at least 42 semester hours in a combination of biblical studies, theology, history of Christianity and/or religious studies. A minimum of 12 hours (excluding language courses) should correspond to the intended area of specialization. Depending on the selection of courses that students have taken in previous graduate studies, they may be exempted from some subject requirements.
  • Language requirements: A minimum of six credit hours of an ancient language such as Hebrew, Greek, or Latin, OR a modern language such as German, French, or Spanish is a prerequisite for admission into the program. Several specializations require more: for example, students planning to pursue the OT specialization will need to have 9 semester hours of Hebrew; those interested in the NT specialization will need 9 semester hours of Greek, and those interested in the Septuagint specialization will need 12 credit hours (6 hours of Greek and 6 hours of Hebrew). A reading knowledge of a language other than English may be required depending on the thesis subject.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Evidence of Christian conversion and a biblically-consistent lifestyle.
  • Students for whom English is a second language must attain a TOEFL score of 100 iBT (internet Based Test), with a minimum score of 23 in each category of Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.