Master of Theology

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Candler’s Master of Theology (ThM) is a one-year program of study beyond the first-level theological master’s degree. It’s designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge in a particular area of study in order to enhance their academic knowledge or ministry skills. Typically, ThM students focus on one of the following courses of study: Bible, preaching and worship, pastoral care, theology and ethics, or religious education. 

Pitts Theology Library

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With more than 610,000 volumes, Pitts Theology Library is one of the premier theology libraries in North America—and an important partner in helping you get the most out of your Candler education. Our facilities are top-notch (high density shelving, small group study spaces, an 80-seat lecture hall, an exhibit gallery), and our staff is even better. The majority of Pitts reference librarians have studied theology themselves; most hold PhDs or are currently writing their dissertations. They are eager to help you engage with the rich resources at Candler and Emory. Meet with them to talk about a project, or attend a weekly workshop on topics ranging from how to research to how to create a sharp presentation. This is more than a library; this is a place that serves both your educational and vocational goals.

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