Master of Theological Studies

Master of Theological Studies

37 Credit Hours

The Master of Theological Studies Program (MTS) is ideal for those passionate about seeking deeper knowledge and understanding. The program prepares diverse leaders to serve diverse communities while also equipping students for doctoral studies. Whether you identify as a theologian, an artist, or an attorney, the insight and expanded view of theology gained through the MTS program is applicable to nearly any personal and professional walk of life.

Program Highlights
  • Earn your degree your way – you can complete your MTS degree fully online, take in person classes, or choose a hybrid format depending on your preferred learning and interaction style
  • Academic excellence that’s cost-effective – with only 37 required credit hours and personalized course mapping, you can be confident your tuition dollars maximize value while minimizing debt
  • Keep working while taking coursework – low-residency formatting and remote accessibility allow students to maintain full-time jobs as they pursue their degree
  • Diverse course offerings including world religions, theological ethics, spirituality, the arts, environment, religion and science, and religious anthropology
  • Personalized support through your academic advisor and CTS network
  • Opportunity to design curriculum that incorporates your personal interests, passions, and career goals
  • Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited school

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This degree can be paired with a Master of Divinity. Speak with your admissions counselor for more information.

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MTS degree can be completed fully online

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