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Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
The MTS is a 48-credit hour academic degree which will provide a basic understanding of theological disciplines for further graduate study or general education purposes. The MTS in the School of Divinity prepares graduates to participate in theological research, writing, and teaching by offering a general foundation in theological studies and the opportunity to specialize specific concentration.
The MTS can be completed entirely online, on campus, or a combination of distance education and residential courses.
The goals of this program are to:
- Advance students' level of proficiency in the content, theory, and practice of theological scholarship;
- Provide an educational experience that supports students' holistic formation with emphasis on Christ-like character and spiritual vitality;
- Enable students to develop competence in Biblical literacy and interpretation, the history of Christianity, and theological reflection from a Renewal perspective;
- Prepare students for Christ-centered leadership in the education, training, and development of communities in which they serve;
- Enhance the global competence of students for balanced understanding, practice, and participation in diverse contemporary contexts of life.
The MTS is available in four concentrations:
- Biblical Studies
Choose from an array of course offerings related to Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical interpretation, and Biblical languages. Courses include Parables of Jesus, Synoptic Gospels, Biblical Criticism, Greek I and II, and Hebrew I and II.
- Christian Theology
Focuses on the teachings of the Christian faith from Biblical, historical, and global perspectives in a variety of specialized topics regarding the nature of theology, methodology, particular doctrine and practices, and other relevant themes related to the Christian life.
- History of Christianity
As the name suggest, students choose from a selection of course offerings related to the history of Christianity including period classes and historical studies on specialized topics. Courses vary by semester but include Early Christianity, Medieval Christianity, and Women in Christian & Pentecostal History.
- Interdisciplinary Studies
Students in this concentration can choose courses from across the disciplines represented within the School of Divinity in order to tailor a program concentration to their individual academic and ministry interests. In addition, it is possible to take up to two courses from another graduate school within Regent University so students can develop other skills and perspectives that will enhance their ministry preparation.
The MTS can be completed completely online, on campus, or a combination of distance education and residential courses.