Master of Theological Studies

Master of Theological Studies: General Track

(48 credit hours)

The M.T.S.: General Track is designed to give students a great deal of flexibility in their coursework. Students who start out on this track but later desire to write a thesis may petition to move to the M.T.S.: Research Track. Approval for this option should be sought after 24 hours of completed coursework. Students who do not receive approval will remain in the General M.T.S.

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Master of Theological Studies: Research Track

(48 credit hours)

The M.T.S.: Research Track is a degree designed to prepare students for further graduate studies and enhance their abilities to produce scholarly work. In consultation with their advisor, students must declare for this track and be approved. Students must have demonstrated solid writing ability and be in conversation with a thesis advisor who has confidence in the student’s ability to complete this option. Approval for this track should be sought after 24 hours of completed coursework. Students who do not receive approval will remain in the M.T.S.: General Track.

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Program Learning Outcomes

The UGST faculty has identified the following program learning outcomes for the M.T.S. degree which are aligned with the Degree Program Standards of the Association of Theological Schools. Students will be responsible for demonstrating the achievement of all objectives through the Capstone Project. The Capstone for the MTS: General Track consists of a comprehensive exam. The Capstone for the MTS: Research Track consists of writing a thesis and defending it.

1. Graduates of the MTS program will be able to produce graduate level biblical and theological reflection from an Apostolic Pentecostal tradition that is in conversation with the context of broader Christianity.
2. Graduates of the MTS program will be able to conduct biblical and theological research with sound methodological principles and practices.
3. Graduates of the MTS program will be able to articulate a deep understanding of biblical and theological disciplines.
4. Graduates of the MTS program will be able to effectively communicate biblical and theological research in written form.