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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)

Additional Theological Studies at a Postgraduate Level in Preparation for Thoughtful Christian Ministry

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Degree Details

36 Hour Degree

In addition to the core courses, students select eight electives to complete the remainder of the degree. Totaling thirty-six credit hours, the STM can be completed in two years of full-time study.


Students must first complete Grimké Seminary’s Master of Theological Studies (MTS) forty-eight hour degree, Grimké’s Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) degree, or an equivalent master’s degree of at least forty-eight hours of theological education.

Core Courses

  • BIBL 800: Biblical Theology
  • THEO 800: Dogmatic Theology
  • HIST 800: Historical Theology
  • PMIN 800: Practical Theology

Available Electives

  • PLNT 710: Planting in Post-Christian Contexts
  • PLNT 740: Stages of Church Growth
  • URMN 710: Urban Missiology
  • URMN 720: Urban Anthropology
  • URMN 730: Preaching in Urban Contexts
  • URMN 740: Urban Apologetics
  • PMIN 720: Biblical Counseling
  • PMIN 740: Contemporary Theological Issues
  • PRCH 710: Christ-Centered Preaching
  • PRCH 720: Preaching Practicum
  • PRCH 730: The History of Preaching
  • PRCH 740: Contemporary Issues in Preaching
  • ELEC 710: Biblical Counseling Practicum
  • ELEC 720: Spiritual Formation: Prayer
  • ELEC 740: God’s Call and the Man of God


We offer classes at the competitive rate of $232/credit hour—about half the cost of most seminaries.

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