Master Of Theological Studies
The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program is an integrative theological degree designed to provide a foundation for researching and teaching bible and theology. This program is for those looking to pursue PhD studies with the intention of teaching in an academic institution. With a choice of specializing in Old Testament, New Testament or Theology this program culminates in careful production of a thesis that reflects your intensive studies and prepares you to continue your education at a doctorate level.
Admission to the MTS program requires approval of the program faculty.
Grow spiritually as part of the Seminary community through chapel services, days of prayer and retreats.
Choose 1 of the 3 following streams to tailor your degree to your personal goals:
- New Testament
- Old Testament
With a Master in Theological Studies, you’ll be equipped for doctoral studies (PhD) in Bible and theology, and on track to pursue a career in academic research or teaching.
An orientation to key issues in theological hermeneutics essential for the interpretation of the Bible and the study of theology. The course will describe ancient and contemporary reflection on hermeneutics as well as provide an opportunity for students to develop a hermeneutic appropriate for the study of Bible and theology within a confessional context.
An introduction to research tools and the efficient use of theological resources. Practical application is emphasized with attention to information access, information literacy, basic research (concepts, planning, and resources), and critical analysis and thinking. An introduction to the relationship between different theological disciplines and exploration of the vocation of a theologian within the Church. Functions as the basis for the development of an MTS thesis proposal.
This course uses group and experiential learning to provide participants with growing confidence in their identity as communicators in diverse teaching situations, aware of the diversities in learners and instructional methodologies relevant to Christian educational ministry.