Certificate in Deacon Studies

United Methodist students who have already completed a master’s degree in their anticipated area of service to the church may complete 27 credit hours of Basic Graduate Theological Studies as outlined in The United Methodist Book of Discipline in order to meet theological education requirements for ordination as a Deacon.

Our Certificate in Deacon Studies is designed with these theological education requirements in mind. Spiritual formation for ministry also is an important part of the experience for students fulfilling these educational requirements at MTSO.

Certificate in Deacon Studies requirements

Certificate students aren’t eligible for scholarship support. Master's degree-seeking students are scholarship eligible.