Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
The 48-hour Master of Theological Study degree at Truett Seminary provides a basic foundation in biblical and theological disciplines and a concentration in a particular area of study and practice. It is designed to provide students with both a general theological education and the opportunity to concentrate in subjects important to their interests or ministries. It consists of a minimum of 48 credit hours and normally requires at least two years of full-time study to complete.
An MDiv student who intends to change to the MTS degree can only transfer a total of 12 hours of coursework without an extra fee. If an M.Div. student has earned more than 12 hours of coursework and wishes to change to the MTS degree, a fee will be assessed.
The MTS degree seeks to provide a basic understanding of theological disciplines for further graduate study or for general educational purposes. The curriculum will:
- Introduce students to the history and literature of the Old and New Testament as a basis for appropriate interpretation of the biblical witness.
- Engender an appreciation of the church's historic and confessional witness to the Gospel.
- Enable students to think theologically and critically.
- Involve students in disciplines of spiritual formation.
- Provide opportunities and forums to discuss issues of concern, which will provide a basis for lifelong learning.