Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program grounds students in the Christian religious heritage while training them in the skills of critical thinking and academic writing. It is accordingly designed to serve those who desire a better understanding of the Christian faith for the purposes of personal edification, teaching, and/or preparation for doctoral studies. The program also has sufficient flexibility to enable United Methodist students to fulfill the academic requirements for ordination as a deacon. Students who desire pastoral training should consider the Master of Divinity degree.

The MTS degree requires students to pass 60 credit hours over a minimum of two years and a maximum of seven.

The MTS program combines the in-depth study of a particular field with exposure to the breadth of theological disciplines. Towards this end, all MTS students select an area of concentration: