ACADEMICS

Shepherds Theological Seminary has built its academic programs to prepare students for real life and real ministry. Our curriculum has been thoughtfully designed to be rigorous, relevant, and rewarding.

 

The Bible forms the basis of our education and students are challenged to always keep the Word of God as the lens by which they view the world. Although ministry preparation always begins with a deep mastery of the Bible, STS goes to great lengths to ensure every degree program is balanced with practical ministry courses that prepare the student for a lifetime of service, in the church and in the world.

DEGREE OVERVIEW
Doctor of Ministry</p>
<p>DMin
Doctor of Ministry

DMin

32 credits / 3 years
Highest Professional Degree for Church Ministry
Multiple Areas of Concentration
Emphasis on Ministry Leadership

 

Master of Theology</p>
<p>ThM
Master of Theology

ThM

26 credits / 2 years
Ph.D. Preparatory Degree
Multiple Areas of Concentration
Emphasis on Theology and Biblical Languages

 

Master of Divinity</p>
<p>MDIV
Master of Divinity

MDIV

92 credits / 3-4 years
The Premier Pastoral Degree
Multiple Areas of Concentration
Emphasis on Bible, Theology, and Languages

 

Master of Arts in Biblical Literature & Languages</p>
<p>MABLL
Master of Arts in Biblical Literature & Languages

MABLL

68 credits / 2-3 years
Ph.D. Preparatory Degree
Concentration on Biblical Languages
Emphasis on Textual Criticism

 

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies</p>
<p>MABS
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

MABS

60 credits / 3-4 years
A Professional Ministry Degree
Multiple Areas of Concentration
Emphasis on Bible and Theology

 

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry</p>
<p>MACM
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

MACM

47 credits / 1-2 years
A Professional Ministry Degree
Multiple Areas of Concentration
Emphasis on Bible and Theology

 

Master of Theological Studies</p>
<p>MTS
Master of Theological Studies

MTS

42 credits / 1 year
Intensive Format Academic Degree
Available at Main Campus and STS Teaching Sites
Emphasis on Practical Theology

 

Women's Programs
Women's Programs
Custom MDIV and MACM for Women
Purposeful Academics
Practical Apologetics
Preparation for Meaningful Ministry

 

   
Diploma Programs
Diploma Programs
36-42 credits / 1-2 years
Multiple Diploma Options
Available for Credit or Audit
For Students without a BA or BS Degree

 

For more info on our degree programs, see our academic catalog

Accessible faculty,
superb scholars.

 

ACADEMIC INITIATIVES & RESOURCES

Israel Initiative
Israel Initiative
One of the most unique aspects about studying at STS is our free study trip to Israel. To learn more about the STS Israel Initiative, click here.
Center for Research in Biblical Manuscripts and Inscriptions
Center for Research in Biblical Manuscripts and Inscriptions
CRBMI provides advanced teaching and research in biblical textual criticism and manuscript studies. To learn more about CRBMI, click here.
<i>Poimenas</i>
Poimenas
Poimenas is a publication of Shepherds Theological Seminary covering a wide array of topics of interest to Christian pastors and scholars, including theology, languages, and culture. To learn more about Poimenas, click here.
Jackson Library
Jackson Library
The Paul K. Jackson Library represents Shepherds Theological Seminary’s commitment to academic excellence and scholarly research. To learn more about the Jackson Library, click here.
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