The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree program provides a graduate-level understanding of several theological disciplines for further graduate study or for general educational. This degree will prepare you for theological research, writing and teaching by offering a general foundation in theological studies and an opportunity to specialize in a concentrated area.
Length: 48 credit hours. Students typically complete this degree in two and a half to four years. The program must be completed within five years. Students may begin the program in August, October, January, March, May or July.
Format: Eight-week courses may be completed entirely online. It is also available on the Virginia Beach campus or through a combination of distance education and residential courses.
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Features: The M.T.S. is available in four concentrations.
Graduates of this program will:
Experience holistic formation with emphasis on Christ-like character and spiritual vitality.
Develop competence in biblical literacy and interpretation, the history of Christianity and theological reflection from a Renewal perspective.
Prepare for Christ-centered leadership in the education, training and development of communities served.
Enhance their global competence for balanced understanding, practice and participation in diverse contemporary contexts of life.
Advance their proficiency in the content, theory and practice of theological scholarship.
Students in the M.T.S. program take 18 credit hours of "context" courses, 12 credit hours of "perspectives" courses, 15 credit hours of "concentration" courses and three credit hours associated with a summative experience.
|UNIV LIB Library Info Research & Writing||0 credits|
|ENGL 500 Graduate Academic Writing||0 credits|
|SFRM 501 Spiritual Formation Foundations||3 credits|
|BIBL 504 Biblical Hermeneutics||3 credits|
|BOTB 500 Old Testament||3 credits|
|BNTB 500 New Testament||3 credits|
|HCHT History of Christianity (choose 1 of 4)||3 credits|
|THEO 500 Christian Theology||3 credits|
|One Language Elective||3 credits|
|BIBL 506 Introduction to Biblical Languages, BNTB 540 New Testament Greek 1*, or BOTB 540 Biblical Hebrew 1*|
|*Note: students choosing to take BNTB 540 or BOTB 540 to fulfill their language elective should plan to take the second course in sequence (BNTB 541 New Testament Greek 2 or BOTB 541 Biblical Hebrew 2) as one of their concentration courses.|
|One Intercultural Elective||3 credits|
|ICSD 521 World Religions, ICSD 500 World Christian Perspectives, ICSD 531 Theology of Global Missions, ICSD 545 Cross-Cultural Communication, or THEO 522 Christian Ethics|
|Two Interdisciplinary Electives||6 credits|
|Courses vary by concentration|
|Concentration Courses||15 credits|
|Summative Experience||3 credits|
|Read course descriptions and more detailed program information in Regent's academic catalog.|