Academics

Certificate Programs

MTSO offers three certificates, for both laity and those in professional ministry.

Certificate in the Advanced Course of Study: Those who have completed the five-year Course of Study may continue their education by earning this certificate.

Certificate in Basic Theological Education: This lay certificate is intended for those who wish to enhance a basic understanding of their faith.

Certificate in Deacon Studies: For those who have already completed a master’s degree in their anticipated areas of service to the church, this certificate fulfills theological education requirements for ordination as a United Methodist deacon.