Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a professional degree designed to prepare students for vocational ministry. The curriculum provides theological training suitable for roles such as undergraduate teaching and Biblical counseling. The MTS must be completed in residence; however, many of the courses can be taken online. 

The following courses are offered in the Master of Theological Studies program.
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Christian Ministry & Communication
6 credit hours
Biblical Theology & Exegesis
27 credit hours
Historical & Systematic Theology
18 credit hours
CURrIculum Path (choose One)
  • Standard Curriculum (Early & Medieval Christianity, Reformation & Modern Christianity, and Elective)
  • Counseling Concentration (Advanced Issues in Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, and Counseling Seminar)
9 credit hours

60 credit hours

The prerequisites for admission into the Master of Theological Studies program are the following:

Applicants must have completed a four-year undergradu­ate degree or its equivalent from an accredited school. Applicants from non-accredited schools will be evaluated on an individual basis.
2. A minimum college cumulative grade point average of 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with a college cumulative grade point average below 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale) may be accepted on a probationary basis.The following courses are offered in the Master of Theological Studies program.

The graduating Master of Theological Studies student will be able to:

Demonstrate competency in the use and application either Biblical Greek or Biblical Hebrew.
2. Interpret the biblical text with sound methodological principles and practices.
3. Articulate theology in a manner consistent with the biblical text.
4. Apply a biblical and theological framework to local and global ministry.
5. Counseling Concentration Outcome: Demonstrate competency for biblical counseling.

See how the MTS curriculum compares with the MBS & MDiv curriculums.
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