Master of Theological Studies Degree (MTS)

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a program designed to prepare men and women for a wide variety of ministries including advanced graduate study in one of the theological disciplines.  It introduces students to the main theological disciplines, provides opportunity for some specialization, and requires a thesis relevant to the student’s goal.  It is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate preparation for a variety of vocational goals.  MTS students receive letter grades for their work in courses.

Program Goals

  1. Students will gain graduate level knowledge in the areas of biblical studies, church history, theology, Ethics and Society, and Educational Ministries.
  2. Students will sharpen their ability to think theologically.
  3. Students will gain knowledge and skills that can be of use in local congregations and religious organizations, as well as in further academic (e.g. Ph.D.) work.

Curriculum Overview

CREDIT HOURS
Required 500 Level Courses
16.0
     Succeeding in Seminary
1.0
     Interpreting the Scripture For the Church: Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
3.0
     Interpreting the Scripture For the Church: New Testament
3.0
     Interpreting the Past For the Church
3.0
     Interpreting the Faith For the Church
3.0
     Interpreting the Behavior of the Church
3.0
500 Level Courses from Among the Following Areas:
3.0
     Leading the Church Through Care
     Leading the Church Through Worship
     Leading the Church Through Mission
     Leading the Church in Formation
Free Electives Chosen From 500 Level Courses
4.5
Competency Exercise
1.5
     The student may choose a competency exercise that involves a contextual component or may choose to combine at least two areas in a more
     traditional academic assessment. For details see Student Handbook Section 7.2.7.
Free Electives
17.0
     At least 12 hours must be at the 600-level. Other credits may come from among 500-level courses.
Thesis
6.0
TOTAL HOURS
48.0

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For Further Information

Please contact Rev. Erin Cash, Director of Admissions, at (859) 280-1249 or ecash@lextheo.edu.


 

Updated  12/16/15