The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree requires 48 credit hours. The coursework includes equipping the student with tools for graduate study, advanced studies in the Bible, as well as Theology. Students focus their courses in one of two areas: Scripture or Theology. Students may also choose either a Thesis or Non-Thesis track, under the guidance of their academic advisor. Those in the Thesis track will complete a 60-90 page thesis under the guidance of a faculty member, preparing them for further academic work, such as a Ph.D. program (counts for 6 credit hours). Those students in the Non-Thesis track will instead take two course electives as part of their degree plan. All students will also submit a portfolio consisting of certain papers with faculty feedback and student reflections. This portfolio serves to demonstrate the formation of the student in the areas of exegesis of Christian texts and the ability to think theologically.
- Foundations (3 hours)
- Bible and Theology Core (18 hours)
- Focus Courses (21 hours)
- Additional Electives or Thesis (6 hours)