Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) with a focus in Theology of Environmental Science

Program type: Advanced master

Why Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) with a focus in Theology of Environmental Science?

The postgraduate studies program leading to the S.T.M. degree is designed to afford seminary graduates (or their equivalent) an opportunity to engage in additional study and advanced research. The specialization in Theology of Environmental Science provides an opportunity for postgraduate students to research the intersection of theology, the environmental sciences, and the missio dei.

Admissions requirements

To apply for entrance into the Project/Portfolio Option or the Thesis Option, an applicant must hold the M.Div. degree or its equivalent. Entrance into the Project/Portfolio Option requires a 2.90 grade point average (on a 4 point scale), and entrance into the Thesis Option, requires a 3.10 grade point average.

Livingstone Signature Series

Livingstone Signature Series - 3 credit hours

Elective requirements

Two experiential learning options are offered in this program of study -- the Project/Portfolio Option and the Thesis Option. Both of these options build on the foundation acquired in the M.Div. (or equivalent) program. They have been designed to:

  1. give additional indepth study of the biblical text together with historical or science-engaged theology;
  2. sharpen exegetical and theological reflection skills;
  3. give increased awareness of current trends in related biblical and science-engaged theological studies

Those enrolled in the Thesis Option are required to prepare and defend a thesis. This task teaches students the importance and necessity of careful research and independent thought by using skills and training as a theological researcher. The Thesis Option is particularly recommended for those who wish to teach in a related area and those who plan to continue advanced studies in a doctoral program.