There’s no substitute for a campus visit.

Many students tell us the most valuable part of their preparation for seminary was their day on our campus. Learn more about scheduling an individual visit or attending an MTSO Open House.

An individual visit typically includes a campus tour and meetings with admissions and financial aid counselors. You may also have the opportunity to observe a class, meet with students and faculty members, and experience our dynamic learning environment. At the completion of this experience, your options and opportunities will be much better defined.

When to visit

Visitors are welcome year around. The best days of the week to visit MTSO are Tuesday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during an academic term.

  • Fall 2015 classes meet August 21 through December 11. There are no classes during Midterm Recess (Oct. 13-16).

By scheduling in advance, you can ensure a meaningful visit tailored to your interests.

In addition, if you are an admitted student, you may be asked to come to campus for a scholarship interview.

Fall 2016 prospects should reserve February 15 and 16, 2016 for the on-campus Scholarship Competition.

Arranging your visit

E-mail us at with your contact information, housing needs and available dates for a visit. We may have free overnight on-campus housing available during your visit, and we may be able to assist with local transportation needs for out-of-town guests as well.

If you’d like to observe a class, we’ll do our best to arrange it. This term’s course schedule is on our registrar’s page. (Course descriptions are in our Academic Catalog.)

Open House

MTSO Open Houses are free and open to anyone considering graduate-level, theological education.

Winter Open House
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
9 a.m.
-1 p.m. 

To register, please email your name and contact information to

Highlights include opportunities to sit in on a class, tour apartments and residence halls, explore MTSO’s many financial aid options, talk with current students, faculty and admissions counselors, and learn about Seminary Hill Farm.

Lunch is provided. Overnight housing may be available.