You've found it: A clear path to a life of lasting significance.

MTSO provides an invigorating and collegial academic experience, with accessible pathways to ministry through both in-person and online study. We achieve this essential combination throughout the five areas that matter most to discerning students.

Financial accessibility

Financial accessibilityFriends of MTSO invest generously in our students, enabling us to offer a wealth of options, up to full tuition plus a stipend. We offer more than 140 scholarships, available to both full- and part-time students.

How classes meet

SchedulingMTSO classes meet in a "hyflex" format, giving students the option to attend in person, fully online or a combination of both. View current and upcoming schedules here.

Educational philosophy

Educational philosophyOur graduates enter ministry with the capacity to think for themselves and guide those they serve in a changing world. We reject a paint-by-numbers approach to the complexities of effective ministry. The difference between mere training and true preparation is important. We offer preparation.


FacultyMTSO's faculty members are respected scholars and authors, and that matters. What matters even more is their passion for the craft of classroom teaching and devotion to challenging, encouraging and inspiring their students.

Learning community

Learning communityMinistry is a communal pursuit. Preparing for it should be a communal experience. MTSO is committed to employing educational technology with integrity – not to replace classroom learning but to enhance and extend it.