Master of Theological Studies

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 56-credit-hour MTS program provides a broad foundation in the basic theological disciplines: Bible, Church History, Theology and Ethics. As an MTS student, you will concentrate in one selected field, achieving sufficient depth to read, discuss, research and write about its literature with understanding.

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.

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


Within the MTS program, you will choose one of these five concentrations:

Biblical Studies


Historical Studies

Interreligious Contexts (new in 2015; see specific requirements)


Degree requirements

MTS Degree Requirements

Sample two-year schedule (Fall 2016 start)

Academic forms