Academics

Academics at CTS

Christian Theological Seminary is an academic learning community that lifts up the inherent worth and dignity of all and prepares leaders to transform the world. We offer graduate and doctoral degrees in theology and counseling, as well as non-degree options for continuing education. Whether you’re looking for an advanced degree, interested in auditing an individual course, hoping to improve your career skills, or passionate about lifelong learning, we have a program for you.

Application Deadlines

Fall Applications Due by: June 15th
Spring Applications Due by: November 15th

School of Theology

You deserve the best training to step into your calling. That’s why our theology programs are intellectually rigorous, spiritually formative, and emotionally supportive. Pursue your master’s degree at the CTS School of Theology.

School of Counseling

At Christian Theological Seminary, we’re just as passionate about the mental health crisis as you are. That’s why we prepare our students to provide compassionate care anywhere. Serve their whole person with your whole person. Pursue your counseling master’s degree at the CTS School of Counseling.

Lifelong Learning

Certificate Programs
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Certificate Programs
Individual Courses
Lifelong Learning - Students having a conversation around the table.
Individual Courses
Skills for Flourishing Congregations
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Skills for Flourishing Congregations
Our Life in Common Series
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Our Life in Common Series
Compelling Preaching Initiative
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Compelling Preaching Initiative
Basic Calendar

2024-25 CTS Academic Calendar (Basic) Download

2023-24 CTS Academic Calendar (Basic) Download

Detailed Calendar

2023-24 CTS Academic Calendar (Detailed) Download

2022-23 CTS Academic Calendar (Detailed) Download

Spring Schedule

Spring 2024 CTS Course Schedule Download

Spring 2023 CTS Course Schedule Download

Summer Schedule

Summer 2024 CTS Course Schedule Download

Summer 2023 CTS Course Schedule Download

Fall Schedule

Fall 2024 CTS Course Schedule Download

Fall 2023 CTS Course Schedule Download

Course Listings 2024-2025 Download

Course Catalog 2022-2023 Download

Course Catalog 2023-2024 Download

Course Catalog 2021-2022 Download

Please note that students can access the most up to date versions here on Populi.

30
denominations and faith traditions represented in student body
85
of CTS students receive financial aid
10
Student to Faculty ratio
Over
1000000
in financial aid dispersed annually
10000
counseling sessions provided annually
Over
775000
awarded in Faith & Action grants to mitigate poverty

Accreditation

Christian Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

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The following degree programs are approved:

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in
the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275   USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Christian Theological Seminary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456).

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The new PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric, already accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, has not yet been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; it is currently under review in the HLC’s accreditation process.

More information on the Higher Learning Commission and North Central Association is available by clicking the logo above.

Christian Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Christian Theological Seminary participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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As a participating institution this agreement permits us to enroll students in other states for our online courses.

More information about the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is available by clicking the logo.

Educational Effectiveness and Student Outcome Data

In compliance with accreditation requirements, Christian Theological Seminary publishes the data as indicators of the school’s educational effectiveness and outcomes. Data is taken from surveys of graduating students and alumni/ae as well as information provided by the Registrar’s office.

Hispanic Summer Program

CTS is a proud sponsor of the Hispanic Summer Program, which is held annually at one of several seminaries that sponsor this intensive two-week program. Hispanic/Latinx students and bilingual students who are interested in Hispanic ministries may enroll for a maximum of two courses per summer (two credits each) toward a CTS degree. Instruction is in Spanish and English, covers a wide range of the theological curriculum and focuses on the Hispanic/Latinx church and ministries. Financial assistance for travel, housing and tuition is provided by sponsoring institutions. For more information, ask your Admissions contact.

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