Future Students

Current Students

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore the interrelationships between theological study and other vocations, or pondering preparation for ordained ministry? PSR’s Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS) program offers a wonderful opportunity to spend the equivalent of the first year in a theological master’s program, sharpening your understanding of your faith and clarifying your vocational or academic goals. If you should later enroll in a PSR degree program, you may apply all credits earned in the CTS.

The CTS is a three-year part time flexible program or one-year full time residential program designed to assist you in:

  • Clarifying your personal faith journey as a step toward ordination, entrance to a full degree program, or other goals in religious work.
  • Finding a grounding in disciplined theological study before entering a degree program or vocation in directing religious activities or education or in working in religious settings
  • Seeking continuing education while in a vocation for which theological study would be a professional asset.

Note: The following disclosure is published in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education regulation on Program Integrity: Gainful Employment: CTS Gainful Employment Disclosure Data.

The CTS requires a minimum of 24 credits to be completed in a maximum of 6 years part time study or 1 year of full-time study. Credits must be distributed as follows:

Basic Courses: 15 credits*

  • Area 1: Biblical Studies (BS, OT, or NT) 3 credits
  • Area 2: Historical Studies (HS) 3 credits
  • Area 3: Christian Theology or Philosophy (ST or PH ) 3 credits
  • Area 4:Christian Ethics or Religion and Society (CE or RS) 3 credits
  • Area 5: Practical Theology (FT, FE, SP, HM. LS, PS, ED) 3 credits
    * Courses that are used to satisfy Basic Course requirements must be at least 3 credits each

Electives: 9 credits

Program Manual

Student Policies Catalog

Statement of Understanding

 Other CTS Forms