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Master of Theology Program at Multnomah Biblical Seminary Graduates its First Student


In December 2008, Multnomah University graduated its first Master of Theology (Th.M) student, Elizabeth Myers.

"Elizabeth proved to be an excellent student of both Hebrew and Greek," Dr. Al Baylis, director of the Master of Theology program and Myer's program adviser, said. "She worked for me as a teaching assistant for our Greek class in Galatians, leading translation seminars in a very competent manner."

Th.M Program Facts

  • For students whose goal is to teach theology at a collegiate level, the Th.M is designed to provide the necessary degree.
  • The Th.M consists of 24 units of theological studies, including biblical languages and theology.
  • Th.M graduates are qualified to teach in a seminary Master of Divinity (M.Div) program.
  • After earning Multnomah's M.Div, the Th.M can be completed in one year.
  • The Th.M serves as preparation for a Ph.D or Th.D.


"What I appreciate about this program is that while I was able to build upon the work that I had done in my M.Div program," Elizabeth Myers said. "I also got to explore new areas of theological and biblical studies that further highlighted the incomprehensible wonder of God and the exquisite beauty of Jesus Christ."

"In our Th.M program she excelled in both seminars in the original languages and finished with a major in theological studies," Dr. Baylis said. "We expect that many of our graduates will choose to use their Th.M degree to teach, perhaps globally on the mission field, or build on it for the Ph.D. Work."

"Elizabeth Myers was an outstanding student and possesses good communication skills," Dr. Brake, former vice president and seminary dean, said. "I believe she will become an excellent teacher in the future."

Contact Info

For more information about Multnomah Biblical Seminary's various programs, including the Th.M, contact Admissions at 877.251.6560 or A comprehensive list of the Seminary's programs can be found on the Degrees Offered page of Multnomah's Seminary website.

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, graduate programs, an adult degree completion program and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.