Degree Programs

At BTSR, our mission is to prepare you to fulfill your calling to Christian ministry. We pursue our goal by providing advanced theological education through:

Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity
An academic professional degree offering four concentrations:

  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Christian Education
  • Youth & Student Ministries
  • Justice & Peacebuilding


icon_dualDual degree Programs
In cooperation with Virginia Commonwealth University and the Richmond Theological Consortium, students complete additional studies to receive both an MDiv. from BTSR and and one of the following from VCU:

  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Science in Patient Counseling


icon_mtsMaster of Theological Studies
A degree program intended for students preparing for teaching or theological research, preparation for non-ordained ministry, or those interested in their own general education. This degree program provides exposure to a broad range of theological disciplines, including Christian history, ethics, biblical studies, theology, along with cultural and social concerns.


icon_mcm_revisedMaster in Christian Ministry
A professional-academic degree program designed to prepare women and men for competent leadership in specialized ministries in their faith communities. This program provides students with practical ministry training shaped by a firm grounding in rigorous theological studies. It is designed to meet the need for ministerial leadership training for the wide range of possibilities for 21st century ministry settings.


icon_dminDoctor of Ministry
A program designed for busy ministers. The program utilizes Bowen Family Systems theory to provide a contextual leadership focus. Core seminars begin online and culminate with a one-week residential intensive twice a year. Elective courses can be taken on campus, online, or as independent studies.


icon_ctsGraduate Certificate in Theological Studies
For persons who seek basic theological training to enhance their participation in their congregation or profession.  The certificate can also serve as a gateway to formal application to a degree program for those exploring their calling or who desire to begin formal theological studies but are not ready to commit to a program of study.


What Does It Cost To Attend BTSR 2013-2014? (pdf)

BTSR 2013-14 CATALOG (pdf)


For more information about degree programs, please contact:
Lacy Kendrick
Registrar and Director of Financial Aid

Tiffany Kellogg Pittman
Director of Admissions and Recruitment