How do I schedule the exam?

You can schedule your ThM comprehensive exam by emailing support@wts.edu. Please let us know if there are any weekdays you absolutely cannot join. Our team will help out with scheduling from there.

Comp exams are  scheduled in the final semester of your degree (and after submission of your thesis for historical/theological students).

Biblical Studies

Typically biblical studies ThM students (NT, OT) must complete their program with the 'two-course capstone' and the comprehensive exam. Since there is no thesis, the comprehensive exam normally focuses on common threads throughout your coursework

New Testament

For the exam, have a general understanding of NT introductory matters and NT theology. Review Carson and Moo and be conversant with NT theology. Also be aware that you will have to translate some Greek and answer text critical questions.

Old Testament

Have a general understanding of OT introductory matters and theology (e.g. What are the different views of wrote the Pentateuch? Why does it matter? Why is Joshua - 2 Kings often called the "Deuteronomic History? etc.) along with Hebrew translation and basic text critical understanding.  Review OT introductions like Dillard and Longman and be ready to translate some Hebrew.

Historical & Theological Studies

Typically historical or theological studies ThM students (AP, ST, CH)  complete their program with the thesis or two-course capstone and the comprehensive exam. If you are submitting a thesis, the comprehensive exam normally acts as a kind of mini-'defense', in which you may be asked to clarify or extend discussions from your thesis. We recommend connecting with your advisor for more specifics

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