MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

The Master of Theological Studies is a unique degree only offered at the STS Teaching Sites (Laramie, WY; Bryan, TX; and Singapore). This degree is designed for students looking for an entry level masters degree that provides both a strong foundation in the Bible and theology, but also prepares them to serve more effectively where ever God has called them, whether in the local Church or in their place of employment. The MTS degree also appeals to students who may consider more advanced degree work and it counts towards 45% of MDiv should a student decide to continue their studies.

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Credit Hours

3

Geographic Locations

2

AVG. YEARS TO COMPLETE IN TEXAS & SINGAPORE

1

AVG. YEARS TO COMPLETE IN WYOMING

Curriculum

CE 500Research and Writing1
BE 501Old Testament Studies I: Pentateuch and Former Prophets3
BE 502Old Testament Studies II: Latter Prophets and Writings3
BE 504Hermeneutics and Biblical Research3
BE 511New Testament Studies I: Matthew to Acts3
BE 512New Testament Studies II: Romans to Revelation3
BE 513*History and Geography of Israel3
BE 613Life of Christ3
TH 501Systematic Theology I3
TH 502Systematic Theology II3
TH 503Systematic Theology III3
TH 601Systematic Theology IV3
HT 501**Historical Theology I: Pentecost to the Reformation2
HT 502**Historical Theology II: Post-Reformation to the Modern Church2
PT 581/582Ministry Preparation2
ElecElective2
Total MTS42

*If a student decides not to take advantage of the study trip to Israel, electives may be taken in place of this course. However, since electives are two credit courses, the student will need to choose two electives, increasing the total number of credits to 43.

**At the Laramie Teaching Site, students will complete HT 500 Survey of Historical Theology (3 credits) and PT 502 Hermeneutics to Exposition (3 credits) in place of HT 501, HT 502, and an elective.

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Requirements & Unique Features

The MTS is the only degree that Shepherds Theological Seminary offers outside of our main campus in Cary, NC. Currently STS offers teaching sites in three locations (Laramie, WY; Bryan, TX; and Singapore). Each teaching site is housed in a local church just like Shepherds’ main campus, and each site offers the same chance for mentorship and discipleship that our main campus does, just on a smaller scale.

 

Delivery Method

 

The curriculum of the MTS degree is delivered to student via multiple educational avenues:

 

1. On-Site: Each site offers local courses, often taught by an STS professor or adjunct who flies out for the course (done in a 1-week intensive format).

2. Live Stream: Many of the courses in the MTS are taught via ZOOM, our awesome live-streaming video platform. ZOOM allows students at the teaching sites to see, hear, and participate in our main campus courses, as if they were physically there. In simple terms, ZOOM is just like Skype or Facetime, but for higher education…and with a lot more features.

3. Online: From time to time, certain MTS courses will be offered in a fully online format and delivered via our LMS. Students will still meet at the teaching site for a “flipped classroom” experience where they will discuss the online course with the teaching site director or mentor.

 

No matter the delivery method, MTS students are guaranteed a regular and substantive interaction with Shepherds professors and staff!

When you apply online, we waive the application fee!