One Year | One Life

One-Year Seminary Degree in Bryan, TX

How would your life be impacted if. . .you set aside one year, studied in Israel, experienced authentic community, studied God’s Word verse-by-verse, received intentional discipleship, and engaged in community ministries, all while earning a master’s degree?


No matter what career you may pursue, your first calling is to know Christ and make Him known. In one calendar year students in the one-year program at STS Texas are given a firm foundation in understanding and living out the Bible. Our one-year format makes theological training available to future teachers, engineers, doctors, programmers, pastors, global workers, and men and women of all professions. Our intentional community focus challenges students to put into action the truths they learn in the classroom.


Our master’s degree in theological studies is built on the belief that living out the Word of God through the power of The Spirit changes the lives of students and those they will minister to for the rest of their lives. Our doctrine comes from the Word of God and it forms the basis for our theological distinctiveness as well as our curriculum and education. Click here for the full STS Doctrinal Statement.

A Unique Partnership with Real Ministry Experience

The one-year program at STS Texas is housed on the campus of Emmanuel Baptist Church (Bryan, TX), existing as a partnership between that local body and Shepherds Theological Seminary. Shepherds is responsible for all academic instruction, and Emmanuel Baptist Church provides a local church setting for intrusive discipleship, community, mentoring, and service.

Unique Format

Students at STS Texas learn from instructors via high-quality video conference into classes taking place at our other campuses. Participate in a live classroom environment with other students at this teaching site and engage in class discussions from a distance via Zoom. Distance learning provides live correspondence with professor and highly interactive class sessions.


All required classes for the one-year program are available at STS Texas through this type of distance education in conjunction with the other one-year teaching sites.

Location: Bryan, TX

STS Texas is located on the campus of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas—just minutes from Texas A&M and College Station.

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