The Master of Theological Studies requires 48 semester hours of elective and required courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7. Students who have completed significant prior graduate coursework may be eligible for a twelve month MTS track.
Required studies include:
A. General Studies (24 hours)
Field I: Bible (6 hours)
Field II: History of Global Christianity (6 hours)
Field III: Systematic and Philosophical Theology (6 hours)
Field IV: Christianity and Culture (6 hours)
Focused Research (12 hours)
Colloquia and Thesis (12 hours)
Thesis and Oral Examination
The MTS. student must write a thesis with a clear focus that demonstrates the student’s capacity to do independent research, to work creatively and discerningly with the major materials relevant to the thesis topic, and to write in an appropriate, scholarly and engaging style. The thesis should be at least 60 and no more than 100 typed double-spaced pages.
The MTS degree can be completed jointly with the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree. (Link to 3.273 MDiv/MTS degree)
The M.Div./MTS joint degree requires 108 semester hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.7.