The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is intended for persons wishing to obtain an academic degree in theological studies. The MTS, especially suited for those considering advanced graduate study or called to lay teaching ministries, allows for an area of academic concentration and is not designed in itself to prepare students for ordination. For many students, the MTS culminates in an 18,000-word MTS Thesis. A faculty member familiar with the area of research will be assigned to supervise the proposal, research, and writing of the thesis. This degree generally requires two years to complete in the residential program, three years in hybrid-distance.
In the Hybrid-Distance context, students attend four one-week sessions on campus each year (late-July, early-November, mid-January, mid-April) to take up residence on our historic lakeside campus for lectures, twice-daily worship, meals eaten in community, and evenings for study and/or fellowship.
Candidates typically hold a Bachelor of Arts degree, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university.Start Your Application Download Degree Plan
The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is for those considering advanced graduate study or a call to lay teaching ministries.
"Can we not then as individuals do more for the cause of Christ and his Church than we ever yet have done?" - Bishop Jackson Kemper, 1842