Preparing Religious Scholars
- Research: Write a thesis to pursue research interests or prepare to study at the graduate level.
- Flexibility: Create a program suited to individual academic interests and religious backgrounds/faith traditions.
- Sacred Texts: Understand the historical, social and literary contexts that formed sacred texts, as well as a variety of interpretive strategies.
- Contexts: Gain insight into changing emphases, interpretations and practices over time and in differing cultural contexts.
- Theology and Philosophy: Explore the world’s wisdom traditions and bring them into conversation with contemporary experience.
MTS More Info
The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a twenty-credit program that provides flexibility to create a program of study to suit your academic interests. Electives may be used to construct either a “survey” (non-specialized) or specialized program of study. The MTS is designed especially for anyone who is interested in a vocation in lay theological leadership. This program may also lead to graduate study, and therefore, MTS students have the option of writing a thesis.
Ten courses in each of Levels 1 and 2, for a total of 20 credits, with required Emmanuel College Core Courses, Electives and colloquia. Electives may be used to construct either a “survey” (non-specialized) or specialized program of study. The degree may be completed purely on a part-time basis, and up to eight years are allowed for completion.
Upon completion of the Master of Theological Studies program will be able to demonstrate
- Knowledge of scripture, history, ethics, and theology that is substantial and relevant.
- Comprehension of intercultural, interreligious and contextual issues bearing upon theological research and scholarship.
- Skills and practices of theological scholarship.