Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a general theological degree program which offers students a broad yet comprehensive education in theological studies across a range of disciplines. Building on a core of foundational courses, the program emphasizes inter-disciplinary and contextual studies and allows students to focus and gain competency in more particular areas of interest compatible with PSR's resources. The program is designed to help students achieve
- A knowledge of a range of basic theological disciplines
- The ability to bring these disciplines into creative and critical inter-play with one other
- A critical and contextual appropriation and appreciation of Christian tradition
- The ability to think and to analyze theologically
- Particularized competency in an area of interest
Course Requirements for the MTS
The MTS requires a minimum of 48 credits to be completed in a maximum of two years of full-time study or up to four years of part-time study. Credits must be distributed as follows:
Foundational courses: 12 credits *
Biblical Studies (BS, OT, or NT), 3 credits
Historical Studies (HS), 3 credits
Christian Theology (ST), 3 credits
Christian Ethics (CE), 3 credits
*Courses used to satisfy Foundational course requirements must be at least 3 credits each and taken for letter grade
Area of Interest: 24 credits
Courses used to satisfy Area of Interest requirements must be taken for letter grade
Electives: 12 credits
You must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (B) and 3.3 (B+) in your area of interest courses.
Milestones for the MTS
For more information and guidelines on these milestones refer to your program manual.
Entrance Report (4-5 pages)
Due first semester. Submit to your advisor and the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs by end of the your first semester. Refer to MTS Program Manual for more information.
- MTS Synthesis Essay (10-15 pages)
Due to your advisor final semester by April 15th. Refer to MTS Synthesis Essay Guidelines for more information.
Academic Program Manual for the MTS
- Academic Program Manual for the MTS 2012 and after
Program manuals for students entering before 2012