Theology Programs

Master of Theological Studies Program Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Prerequisites - Because it is conceived as a terminal track master of arts degree, the MTS has no requirement for GRE or foreign language proficiency. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, plus a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a specialized field.

Admission Requirements - All materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Coursework - The program comprises 48 semester units in the areas of theological study and interpretation as follows:

Required Areas Units
MTS Seminars 12
Fundamental Moral Theology 3
Applied Moral Theology 3
Scripture 6
History 3
Philosophy for Theology 3
Philosophy Elective 3
Systematic Theology 6
Area of Specialization 9
Total 48

Seminar Sequences and Course Layouts
As an essential element of the MTS program, seminars are sequenced so that each builds upon prior knowledge and experience. Whether enrolled as part-time or full-time, each student must take the seminars in a certain order and time-frame. Students must have completed a minimum amount of coursework before enrolling in Seminar III.  Part-time students may not enroll in Seminar III until the final year of their matriculation in the program.

Sample Course Layouts for Full-time or Part-time MTS Students DSPT 
MTS Seminars and Capstone Projects