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.

Requirements for the Certificate in Deacon Studies

The required courses are available on a rotating basis on weekends during the regular semester terms and in two-week intensive formats during J-term and the two summer terms.

Certificate in Deacon Studies requirements

Sample schedule plan for Fall 2016 start