Master of Theological Studies

icon_mtsThe Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) provides a survey knowledge of theological disciplines. This degree is intended for persons interested in their own general education, and students preparing for teaching, theological research, or preparing for non-ordained ministry service. The degree program provides exposure to a broad range of theological disciplines, including required courses in Christian history, ethics, biblical studies, and theology. This program integrates biblical, historical, and theological studies with cultural and social concerns. One language is required:  Greek or Hebrew. Students can select electives to tailor the program to their own academic goals.



For details about the M.T.S. please consult the current Catalog.


Admission to the M.T.S. Program

The Admissions and Recruitment Office is available to assist you with information regarding the application process, degree programs, and key aspects of BTSR and student life. BTSR encourages and invites all prospective students to visit campus. During your visit you will have opportunity to observe classes, tour the facilities, meet with faculty and students, worship in chapel, and pursue other interests. If you wish to arrange a visit to our campus contact the Admissions and Recruitment Office, or 804-204-1208.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the M.T.S. program must possess a Bachelor of Arts degree or its academic equivalent, from an accredited college with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). All applicants must submit a written statement outlining their vocational objectives and how the degree might relate to those objectives. Contact Rev. Tiffany Pittman, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, to begin your admissions process today.