Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

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Purpose

The Master of Theological Studies degree's provide for an extensive, advanced education in a specialised area of Christian ministry. The program is a 36 credit hour program which integrates theological education and professional courses. The Master of Theological Studies may serve as the foundation of the Master of Divinity, which is an academic degree, it is a 90 credit hour program. These programs are especially suited for students desiring to continue on towards doctoral preparation.

All of the University Master’s programs are viewed as complete programs. However, transfer of credit may be allowed (up to 6 credits) if course offerings from other institutions are substantially equivalent to the program of Vision and are recognised by C.H.E.A. or a foreign equivalent. There are no modifications of the basic program listed here without specific permission of the University.

Goals

Available Emphases:

Fees

The fees are outline in the following link Degree Fee Structure

How to enrol into the Masters Program

To enrol into the Master of Theology you will need to download the Degree Application form and submit it with the appropriate fees, as outlines on the form to our office along with relevant evidences such as your academic transcripts and resume or portfolio.

We will accept a photocopies or scanned copy of your academic transcript FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSESSMENT ONLY, however we will require an original copy of your transcript before you can graduate with your degree.  If there are any problems with this you will need to discuss this with the principal at the commencement of your course.

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Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

Emphasis in THEOLOGY

The twelve courses listed comprise the degree Master of Theological Studies in Theological Studies. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitution may be made if some of the courses listed below have already been taken (Graduate transcripts of courses must be furnished) from the graduate section of the catalogue.

The curriculum, produced by some of the world's top biblical scholars and theologians in cooperation with The Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), serves persons who wish to explore disciplines within Christian theology.

There is a required thesis of 20,000 to 25,000 word thesis. The student may submit their own topic for the thesis that must be relevant to the emphasis chosen.

Objectives of the Program

The M.T.S. is especially suited for persons interested in some aspect of teaching and research or engagement in socio-religious issues. The M.T.S. program may be a bridge to further studies toward a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or doctoral degree. The program is designed to equip men and women for further study, research or teaching.

Goals

The M.T.S. degree program has as its goals that students undertake a rigorous course of academic study that will provide an opportunity to explore foundational issues in Christian theology.

Program of Study

The program focuses on historical, systematic, and biblical theology. Professional ministry issues are not a focus of this program. Nevertheless, the program is designed to provide a theological foundation for ministerial service. The program consists of 12 courses, 3 semester credit hours each, for a total of 36 credit hours.

Thesis

In addition to the subjects listed below the student will complete a 20,000 to 25,000 word thesis providing the student with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity to explore, research, understand and develop a theme in a subject of their own choosing.  The thesis for the MTS must be of a length between 20,000 and 25,000 words not including embedded scripture, references, introduction or dedication pages, indexes and the such like, in other words it must be 20,000 to 25,000 of their own words.

The student will submit an outline for approval to the office and the decision on the suitability of the subject rests with the Principal and is final.  Guidelines for writing the thesis are contained in the booklet Student Study Helps and Hints and is provided to the student, further copies are available from our office.

Leadership Studies

Church History

Ministry Studies

New Testament

Old Testament

Philosophical & Systematic Theology

World Missions

How to order a subject

Existing students can order their subject simply use this link to Order Your Subject, an order page will open up, copy and paste the subject number and name into the "Selected Subject" box on the order form, complete the details and submit it to us