Learn about our degrees & programs
At CTS, we offer a variety of options for exploring, experiencing and expanding your faith education and training. Whether you’re seeking an advanced degree or a certificate—or if you’d like to audit an individual course—we have something to fit your pursuit. Our students enjoy both rigorous academic training and practical preparation for service, so they leave CTS well equipped to make a difference as they serve throughout the church and world.
The Fall 2022 application deadlines for all degree programs have been extended
All Master’s Degree Program deadlines extended to: June 30, 2022
PhD and DMin Program deadlines extended to: July 29, 2022
Degrees & Programs
2022-23 CTS Academic Calendar (Basic)
2021-22 CTS Academic Calendar (Detailed)
2021-22 CTS Academic Calendar (Basic)
2020-21 CTS Academic Calendar (Detailed)
2020-21 CTS Academic Calendar (Basic)
2019-20 CTS Academic Calendar (Detailed)
2019-20 CTS Academic Calendar (Basic)
Fall 2021 CTS Course Schedule
Summer 2021 CTS Course Schedule
Fall 2020 CTS Course Schedule
Course Schedule Summer 2020
Course Schedule Spring 2020
Course Catalog 2021-2022
Course Catalog 2020-2021
Course Catalog 2019-2020
Course Catalog 2018-2019
Course Catalog 2017-2018
Course Catalog 2016-2017
Christian Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
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
Christian Theological Seminary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456).
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 National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.
As an approved 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 below.
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.
Complaints and Grievances
To file a complaint, please consult the following resources:
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.