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London ThM program requirements
London ThM program requirements
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Written by Justin Rainey
Updated over a week ago

After several fruitful years of collaboration, Westminster is phasing out of the ThM at the Pastors' Academy. 

Westminster and the Pastors' Academy are working together to maintain the same high-level course offerings as well as thesis and academic advising for the successful completion of your degree.

Course Work 

Course options for WTS London ThM students will include:

  • WTS courses at its Philadelphia campus

  • Courses at the Pastors’ Academy

  • Up to 2 online 'Greystone Connect' courses

Westminster Philadelphia: As a London ThM student, you may join in any week-long ThM module on Westminster’s Philadelphia campus as long as it fits in your degree plan. Tuition for such courses will be reduced to the cost of a London ThM module.

And, as always, you may request to work one-on-one with a WTS instructor in an independent study.

Westminster's London course fee is £740.


Thesis Supervision 

Academic and thesis advising will also continue through Westminster at the Pastors’ Academy. 

The process for writing and submitting a ThM thesis from London will not change.

Two-Course Capstone

As a London ThM student, it is possible for you to substitute the thesis with two additional courses (in historical theology) with major papers. If you choose to complete the degree with two additional courses, the preferred way for you to do this is by completing an independent study with your WTS faculty advisor or by coming to WTS’s Philadelphia campus for a ThM module.

Program Length

It is recommended that students complete all six modules, including PT 421P, in the first two years (maximum three) of study. Students should be aware that modular courses are offered on a rotating basis.

Course registration should be planned accordingly to ensure time-limit deadlines are met. To see all program requirements for planning, students should utilize the ThM Degree completion worksheet.

*Student enrollment status is part-time when two courses are taken per semester; during any semester in which only one course is taken, student enrollment is considered less than half-time.
**Thesis capstone shown. Capstone coursework may be completed any time after having completed three regular modules.

Time Limit
The maximum length allowed to complete all work for the degree of ThM is six years (or six-and-one-half if a student begins in the spring) from the date of matriculation including any leave of absence or withdrawal period. 

Requests for an extension should be submitted to the chairman of the London field committee before the sixth anniversary of the candidate joining the program. If approved, the student will be granted an extension of an additional two years. After eight years in the program, however, the student shall be administratively withdrawn and may not be admitted for re-entry into the ThM program.

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