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Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is designed for those who want to enrich their understanding of biblical and historic Christian doctrine, as well as its application to the church and the world today. Those who complete the MTS will be equipped for Christian discipleship, teaching ministries, or further theological education. All credits from the MTS can be applied toward the MDiv Standard, the corresponding MDiv emphasis, or select other master’s degrees.

Degree Objectives:

  1. Interpret Christian Scripture with hermeneutical and exegetical excellence 
  2. Confess Christian doctrine with biblical, theological, and historical awareness
  3. Employ research skills in an area of theological studies for the Church

Curriculum: 30-Credit Core plus 12 credits emphasis courses and GS 1899 Research Capstone (3 credits)

MTS Standard Course List (45 HRS)

  • BS 2400 Intro to Hermeneutics
  • BS 2210 Old Testament Survey I
  • BS 2211 Old Testament Survey II
  • BS 2310 New Testament Survey I
  • BS 2311 New Testament Survey II
  • HT 3200 Theology I
  • HT 3201 Theology II
  • HT 3400 Christian Ethics
  • GS 1899 Research Capstone

Choose One:

  • MN 5060 Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MN 5015 Spiritual Disciplines and Evangelism Practicum

Choose One:

  • HT 3232 Survey of Historical Theology
  • HT 3110 Baptist History

The MTS Standard requires an additional 12 hours of any HT courses to fulfill the 45 hour credits required for the degree.


Emphases

MTS, Christian Theology

  • HT 3203 Tradition and Scripture
  • HT 3232 Survey of Historical Theology
  • HT 3110 Baptist History
  • MN 5450 Applied Ecclesiology Practicum
  • HT 3300 Intro to Apologetics
  • GS 1899 Research Capstone

MTS, Historical Theology

  • HT 3232 Survey of Historical Theology
  • HT 3100 History of Christianity I
  • HT 3101 History of Christianity II
  • HT 3110 Baptist History
  • HT3203 Tradition and Scripture
  • GS 1899 Research Capstone

MTS, Apologetics and Evangelism

  • HT 3300 Intro to Apologetics
  • MS 7016 World Religions
  • MN 5060 Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MN 5015 Spiritual Disciplines and Evangelism Practicum
  • HT 3232 Survey of Historical Theology
  • HT 3110 Baptist History
  • GS 1899 Research Capstone