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    Master of Theological Studies 

    The Master of Theological Studies degree prepares individuals for a wide variety of career options, including doctoral work, teaching and leadership roles in lay ministry, spiritual formation, advocacy and community organizing.

    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    • 58 semester hours of coursework.
    • 23-27 credits in core and option courses
    • 15-18 hours in a concentration
    • 13-20 hours of electives

    SUMMATIVE REQUIREMENT

    As part of the academic requirements, students will complete either a thesis (4 semester hours) or a two-part extended essay (2 semester hours total).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

    Greek and Hebrew are required of students with a concentration in biblical studies

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    1. Boundaries Workshop
    2. Racial Awareness Workshop

    DEGREE OUTCOMES

    For the sake of the mission of the church, graduates of the Master of Theological Studies degree program should be able to:

    1. Use appropriately the resources of scripture and the church’s tradition
    2. Comprehend and communicate core themes and concepts from their area of concentration

    AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

    1. African American Studies
    2. Biblical Studies
    3. Church in the World
    4. History of Christianity
    5. Congregational Ministry
    6. Systematic Theology and Ethics
    7. General Theological Studies

    JOINT DEGREES

    Two joint degree programs with Capital University are available: A Master of Theological Studies/Juris Doctorate (M.T.S./J.D.) or a Master of Theological Studies/Master of Science in Nursing (M.T.S./M.S.N.).