Master of Theological Studies

Delve into the past – and shape the future.

There are a variety of reasons to pursue the Master of Theological Studies degree. You might be preparing for doctoral study, or you might want to develop theological perspectives relevant to your current vocation.

The 39-credit-hour MTS program, designed to be completed in two years, provides a broad foundation in the basic theological disciplines: Bible, Church History, Theology and Ethics. You will choose one area of concentration, achieving sufficient depth to read, discuss, research and write about its literature with understanding. The available concentrations are Bible, Ethics, History and Theology.

MTS graduates have an appreciation for the evolution of the Christian tradition and understand the distinctive character of theological study—its methods, its traditions and current proposals for its reinterpretation.

Students who take 9 credit hours each semester and at least 3 credit hours for one intensive term each year typically complete this degree within two years.

MTSO offers courses both in person and online. While some courses are available exclusively online or exclusively in person, the vast majority are available in both modes, employing HyFlex education.

Talk with an admissions counselor about MTSO and the MTS degree. Email or call 800-333-6876.

MTS degree requirements

MTS degree audit

Dual-degree information

MTSO offers the opportunity to pursue two master's degrees at once. Here are the specific requirements.

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Talk with an admissions counselor about MTSO and the MAPT degree. Email or call 800-333-6876.