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Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Master of Theology Launches in Fall 2007


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.

"We 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 Ph.D. programs."

"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 studies."

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 theology.

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