July 27, 2020


MTSO offers individual fall classes online

Methodist Theological School in Ohio is offering select graduate credit courses to non-full-time MTSO students during the Fall Semester, which begins Aug. 24. The classes are worth three credit hours each and can be taken with no prerequisites. They are taught by tenured faculty members.

Those who are pursuing graduate degrees at other seminaries or divinity schools are welcome to register for one or both courses as visiting students. Students are advised to confer with their home institutions to verify that the credits can be transferred.

The following courses are available:

Theories of Justice and Movements for Social Change introduces several key conceptions of justice, exploring how these conceptions infuse historical and recent social movements, including the 1960s civil rights movement, the LGBTQ movement and the Black Lives Matter movement. Students will use course material as the basis for exploring the conceptions of justice that animate current social movements in which they are participants and leaders, or of which they are students.

Introduction to Theology examines the nature, opportunities and limitations of theology. Historic approaches and current challenges are considered in a critical examination of such problems as religious knowledge, authority, the development of doctrine, historical-cultural relativity, and the nature of theological truth.

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy I provides a survey of the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapy, including psychodynamic, depth existential, cognitive-behavioral, group and family systems. The unity and diversity among these counseling and psycho-therapeutic orientations is explored with a focus on their implications for counseling practice. Students will be encouraged to develop an integrative approach to assessing and treating a variety of issues.

Tuition is $2,580 per course. A single $120 technology fee covers all Fall Semester courses. To learn more and register for any of the above, contact the Admissions Department at admissions@mtso.edu or 800-333-6876. The registration deadline is Aug. 15.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, practical theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.


Danny Russell, communications director
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322