Master of Theology (M. Th.) is a 2-year post graduate course that offers the opportunity to study theology in depth at an advanced level. The course includes an element of scholarly research and writing, which can constitute part of the training for a future research degree.
Top Institutes offering Master of Theology (M.Th.):
Average tuition fee charged for this course by various colleges ranges from INR 5,000 to 50,000
The purpose of the two-year course of M.Th degree is to offer specialist graduate education in theology for able students and to provide training in research methods, general education in a chosen field of research and experience in a controlled field of research. It is a standard mode of entry into the doctoral programme.
Master of Theology (M.Th.) postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Minister of Church, Bible Translator, School/College Religion Teacher among many other. The average salary earned by fresh pass-outs ranges from INR 50,000 to 70,000 p.a.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Bachelor’s degree in Theology or Arts with 50% minimum aggregate score|
|Admission Process||Certain colleges have entrance tests, otherwise not required|
|Course Fee||INR 5,000 to 50,000|
|Average Starting salary||INR 50,000 to 70,000 p.a|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Churches, Schools, Colleges, NGO’s|
|Job Description||Minister of Church, Bible Translator, School/College Religion Teacher|
Candidates wishing to pursue a career in Theology must have completed 10+2 with Humanities or Arts as main subjects. For Graduation, Bachelor of Theology is preferred, though other stream members are also welcome. The primary aspect seen for commencing this program is the zeal and enthusiasm to learn about God and Religion, its meaning, its preaching’s and so on.
The course is taught through core lectures, classes, and supervision meetings. You will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of lectures, talks, and seminars. The supervisor will in most cases be the course coordinator for the specific subject stream of the Master in Theology that you are enrolled on. They will provide support and guidance and an overall direction for your course.
The degree is awarded on the basis of several short essays and a dissertation of up to 15,000 words and a written examination, which may require a demonstration of linguistic competence according to your field of study. The choice of essays and dissertation topics is decided by the student, subject to advice from the supervisor and final approval.
|St. Stephen's College, Delhi University||New Delhi||INR 69,500|
|Lady Shri Ram College (LSR)||New Delhi||INR 28,600|
|Loyola College||Chennai Tamil Nadu||INR 10,000|
|Christ University||Bangalore Karnataka||INR 9,300|
|Miranda House Delhi University||Delhi||INR 21,300|
|Fergusson College (IFC)||Pune Maharashtra||INR 6,200|
|Madras Christian College MCC||Chennai Tamil Nadu||INR 65,700|
|Hindu College, Delhi University||Delhi||INR 22,400|
|Hans Raj College Delhi University||New Delhi|
|Ramjas College Delhi University||Delhi||INR 9,380|
Candidates aspiring for admission in this course must possess a bachelor’s degree in Theology with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
Admission to this course differs for different colleges. Certain colleges have entrance tests while other admit students on merit basis.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Advanced Theology 1||Advanced Theology 2|
|Advanced Theology 3||Advanced Theology 4|
|Greek Syntax||Hebrew Exegesis|
|Hebrew Syntax||Greek Exegetical Methods|
|Advanced Romans||Advanced History of Fundamentalism|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Hebrew Exegesis||Charismatic Movement|
|Advanced Bibliography||Greek Exegesis|
|Advanced Pastoral Theology and Baptist Distinctive||Premillennialism|
|Pretribulation Rapture||Contemporary Evangelical Issues|
|Issues in Dispensationalism||Issues on Ethics|
Students who complete the degree as postgraduates in Theology enter a variety of careers all around the world. Over half of those who gain an M. Th or M.Phil proceed to further, usually doctoral study. Most of the others secure employment as, for example, school teachers, civil servants, or parliamentary research assistants, or go on to work with non-governmental organizations or in the media and journalism. Aim of the course is to enable students to:
|Job Profile||Job Description||Salary|
|Religious School Teacher||Teaches school children about God and Religion||INR 96,000|
|College Faculty||Teaches the purpose of humanity at college level||INR 1,44,000 - 2,40,000|
|Minister of Church||Serves sermons at church and conducts prayer||INR 60,000 - 2,40,000|
|Social Worker||Works for the society and helps the deprived||INR 60,000 - 1,20,000|
|Bible Translator||Translates the language of Bible into easier language to be readable by others so that they understand its true meaning||INR 60,000 - 72,000|