Master of Theological Studies (MTS) Program

About MTS

The Purpose of the Master of Theological Studies degree is to develop theological understanding for general educational purposes and enrichment, or for further graduate study.  The MTS program is designed so that students completing the degree will acquire a broad understanding of the theological disciplines for Christian faith and practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain theological understanding and insight through study of the heritage of Christian scripture, history, theology and ministry.
  2. Develop aptitudes for thinking critically, theologically and biblically in relation to faith, vocation and ministry.
  3. Acquire critical awareness of God’s mission in the world in its social, cultural and global contexts.
  4. Demonstrate depth of understanding in a particular field (for those opting to concentrate in an area of study).

Students may select electives from across the curriculum, or use them to focus their studies in Christian Education Centration.

Notes:

  1. To complete the program in two years requires nine courses per year.
  2. Students are normally expected to complete the MTS within seven years of beginning the program.

Master of Theological Studies (MTS) Program

The two-year (18 course) Master of Theological Studies Chinese Language is a foundational program in graduate theological studies. It is to develop theological understanding for general educational purposes and enrichment, or for further graduate study. Students in the program will enhance their lay ministry involvement at local churches.

Curriculum

(20 course x 3 credits) = 60 credits

First Year

  • Biblical Interpretation: Interpreting and Applying Biblical Text
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Introduction to Christian Education
  • History of Christianity I
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Old Testament Theology and History
  • New Testament Theology and History
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Second Year

  • Old Testament Book Study
  • Christianity and Chinese Culture
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Christian in the Market Place
  • Spiritual Formation
  • History of Christianity II
  • Chinese Church Leadership
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

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