Our students learn to lead in a changing world and an evolving church.

MTSO academic programs are relevant and adaptable to your unique desire for ministry. Aided by a modern, fully wired campus, our faculty members share a passion for teaching, challenging and inspiring the next generation of Christian leaders.

Academic programs and degrees

Our fully accredited graduate programs include five master’s degrees and a Doctor of Ministry degree. We also offer certificate and United Methodist certification programs, as well as the Course of Study School of Ohio.


Every day, MTSO students are learning from professors who are respected scholars, authors, and contributors to religious, academic and popular dialogue.

HyFlex education

We employ HyFlex (short for “hybrid-flexible”) education, through which classes are taught in person and remotely via Zoom – both at the same time.

Beyond the classroom

Our facilities, resources, opportunities and special events make theological education at MTSO both rewarding and practical.


The Office of the Registrar offers a wide range of services in the areas of academic records, student status verifications, registration, course enrollment and degree audits.

Dickhaut Library

With more than 102,000 volumes onsite, the library offers borrowers access to 46 million volumes through numerous electronic databases.

Field education

The Office of Field Education coordinates placement opportunities that benefit students as well as the churches and other organizations they serve.