Master of Theological Studies
The twelve courses listed comprise the degree Master of Theological Studies. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitution may be made if some of the courses listed below have already been taken Graduate transcripts of courses must be furnished. The curriculum, produced by some of the world’s top biblical scholars and theologians in cooperation with The Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), serves persons who wish to explore disciplines within Christian theology.
The Master of Theological studies requires a prerequisite 15 credit hours in Biblical Studies or Theology. Students seeking admission into the Master of Theological Studies degree program that do not possess a bachelor’s degree in Bible, theology, social or behavioral science, or the humanities, must complete the Bachelor’s core courses as a prerequisite to admission.
Objectives of the Program
The M.T.S. is especially suited for persons interested in some aspect of teaching and research or engagement in socio-religious issues. The program is designed to equip men and women for further study, research, or teaching.
The M.T.S. degree program has as its goals that students undertake a rigorous course of academic study that will provide an opportunity to explore foundational issues in Christian theology.
Program of Study
The program focuses on historical, systematic, and biblical theology. Professional ministry issues are not a focus of this program. Nevertheless, the program is designed to provide a theological foundation for ministerial service. The program consists of 12 courses, 3 semester credit hours each, for a total of 36 credit hours. There is no required thesis or research project.