School of Theology & Christian Ministry

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

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Theology and Christian Ministry is an academic degree that must be completed on campus. Some courses are available online, allowing students to begin their studies while determining their best path to campus. While not intended for those seeking ordination, the MTS degree may serve those interested in personal enrichment or teaching Bible and theology whether in the local church or in higher education.

Those in lay ministry will find the MTS degree (non-thesis track) a preparation for serving as leaders within the context of the local church or other ministries. This MTS seminary degree covers a broad spectrum of courses from theology and Bible to church history.

Those interested in future doctoral studies will discover the MTS degree (thesis track) serves as a path for making this next academic vocational step. The MTS degree (thesis track) introduces seminary students to Bible, theology, and church history, as well as biblical languages. In addition to these core studies, the student completes academic research culminating in a thesis.

Our seminary faculty encourages you to explore these two academically focused tracks of theological study.

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Erin Moss Taylor, MTS Graduate '10"The MTS degree has deepened my faith and helped me think critically about scripture, theology, and ministry in a way that impacts my daily life. I have been challenged and enriched through the AU School of Theology and Christian Ministry and the caring professors who are investing in my life and ministry. I highly recommend the Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministry!"

– Erin Moss Taylor, MTS Graduate '10
Adult Ministries Director, The Church at the Crossing (Indianapolis)