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Master of Theological Studies

Master of Theological Studies

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The Master of Theological Studies degree serves persons who wish to explore disciplines within theology and religion, without the objective of preparing for ordained ministry. Students who wish to prepare for ordained ministry should consider the MDiv degree. The MTS is especially suited for persons interested in some aspect of teaching and research or engagement in social issues. Students who plan to apply to a PhD program in religion or to teach at the secondary school level might seek this degree. Others may elect the degree out of intellectual curiosity. The program focuses on historical and constructive issues of religious and theological reflection, rather than ministry. Nevertheless, the seminary community affects both instruction and the process of theological reflection, providing an enriched human and personal context.The MTS is closer to the Master of Arts (MA) than to the Master of Divinity. The program focuses intensely on issues of academic theology and the study of religion in general. However, in contrast with the MA offered in some graduate schools, which specializes in a single area of religious studies, the MTS covers all areas of theological studies. The program is also intentional about helping students discern their vocation through plenaries, small groups and professional development electives in areas such as Non-Profit Leadership and Management; Religion, Violence and Peace building; and Youth Ministry.

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