Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
The Master of Theological Studies is a broad academic program that allows you to survey the range of theological disciplines. You may choose a concentration or interdisciplinary focus. Among the areas covered and the options for concentrations are Christian theology, biblical languages, biblical archaeology, Christian ethics, history of Christianity, new Testament, old Testament, Adventist studies, world religions, and practical theology. Examples of interdisciplinary focus include Christian education, religion and the arts, and Christian leadership and management.
If you decide within five years of completing the M.T.S. degree that you would like to continue on to the Master of Divinity program, you will be eligible for automatic admission and will receive credit for the units you have already earned. If you wish to enter the M.A. program you will receive advanced standing.
Who Should Attend:
- Those who want to teach Bible or Religious Studies at the high school level.
- Experienced pastors who do not have a graduate degree in theology but who have an adequate back- ground in religion/theology.
- Students who want a strong foundation for doctoral study in theology or religious studies.
- Persons who are considering further study for professional ministry or academics.
- People who want to explore wide personal interests in theology.