On June 29, The Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
approved Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Master of Theology (Th.M.) program. Multnomah
prepares to welcome its first students into the program in fall 2007.
Dr. Albert Baylis, Th.M., Ph.D. has been appointed director
of the Th.M. program. Dr. Baylis is an accomplished scholar and researcher and
has published in the area of biblical and theological studies. He wrote "From Creation to the Cross: Understanding
the First Half of the Bible," published by Zondervan.
are thankful to be able to offer an accredited Th.M. degree. This new degree
gives our students the opportunity to qualify for teaching at a Bible college
or seminary," Dr. Baylis said. "It also fully meets prerequisites for most
"Our aim is to provide small classes and individual faculty
attention that will provide the student with in-depth personalized studies,"
Multnomah Biblical Seminary's academic dean, Dr. Donald Brake said. "Graduates
will be prepared and confident in teaching the Word of God or pursuing doctoral
The Th.M. program consists of two major areas of academic
study: biblical studies for students wanting to do advanced work in the
history, theology, language and exegesis of the Old Testament and New
Testament; and theological studies for students wanting to do advanced work in
theology-including biblical theology, historical theology, and systematic
The course of study will include written works, independent
study, and research. It requires an extensive thesis and a total of 24 semester
hours of course work in a full academic year or its equivalent of study.
A major step toward introducing new programs occurred when
Multnomah received regional accreditation from the Northwest Commission on
Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) during the summer of 2006. Regional
accreditation allows Multnomah to offer more programs like the Th.M. NWCCU
approved this program in April 2007.
For more information, contact Multnomah's admissions
department at 1.800.275.4672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.