The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a program designed to prepare men and women for a wide variety of ministries including advanced graduate study in one of the theological disciplines. It introduces students to the main theological disciplines, provides opportunity for some specialization, and requires a thesis relevant to the student’s goal. It is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate preparation for a variety of vocational goals. MTS students receive letter grades for their work in courses.
- Students will gain graduate level knowledge in the areas of biblical studies, church history, theology, Ethics and Society, and Educational Ministries.
- Students will sharpen their ability to think theologically.
- Students will gain knowledge and skills that can be of use in local congregations and religious organizations, as well as in further academic (e.g. Ph.D.) work.
|Required 500 Level Courses|
|Succeeding in Seminary|
|Interpreting the Scripture For the Church: Hebrew Bible / Old Testament|
|Interpreting the Scripture For the Church: New Testament|
|Interpreting the Past For the Church|
|Interpreting the Faith For the Church|
|Interpreting the Behavior of the Church|
|500 Level Courses from Among the Following Areas:|
|Leading the Church Through Care|
|Leading the Church Through Worship|
|Leading the Church Through Mission|
|Leading the Church in Formation|
|Free Electives Chosen From 500 Level Courses|
| The student may choose a competency exercise that involves a contextual component or may choose to combine at least two areas in a more |
traditional academic assessment. For details see Student Handbook Section 7.2.7.
|At least 12 hours must be at the 600-level. Other credits may come from among 500-level courses.|