Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree serves those looking for deeper knowledge or to teach Bible and theology within the church or in higher education.

What you’ll love about MTS

Your Growth

Receive the credentials and personal growth you seek for your faith and your ministry.

Your Ministry

We focus on your calling and search for a thriving ministry.

Your Career

Strengthen your theological foundation to bolster your career and take you further.

Your Success

Our model exemplifies how our faculty make time – and take time – for your success.

Your Path

Choose a thesis track or a non-thesis track — your path is up to you.

Your Accreditation

Our ACBSP accreditation is focused on a student-centered teaching and learning approach.

School of Theology and Christian Ministry

Your call into ministry is significant. God has given this to you. AU’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry acknowledges the gravity of this, which is why we’ve made it central to what should be a life-changing experience.

International Students

If you are an international student considering a program at AU, see our international student webpage for more information about additional application steps and requirements. 

Earn a top-ranked degree!

Anderson University School of Theology is the only seminary of the Church of God in the world and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. We are a seminary that serves the church universal from our distinctive perspective as a Church of God seminary in the Wesleyan tradition, committed to training women and men for ministry, and seeking to develop biblically grounded practice of ministry in church and society.

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Earn a top-ranked degree!

Anderson University School of Theology is the only seminary of the Church of God in the world and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. We are a seminary that serves the church universal from our distinctive perspective as a Church of God seminary in the Wesleyan tradition, committed to training women and men for ministry, and seeking to develop biblically grounded practice of ministry in church and society.

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Your Path

Thesis Track: This track is for those who want a future in doctoral studies. In addition to the core studies, students complete academic research with a built in thesis.

Non-Thesis Track: For those in ministry, this track prepares for leaders within the context of the local church or other ministries.

Meet Your Counselor

How to Apply

Completed application materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Here’s how to get started:

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Complete the free online application

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Within the application, you will be asked to add the email addresses of two people who will complete a recommendation form for you. When you submit your application, a short recommendation form will be automatically sent to your references. Include your reference from Pastor/Church Leader, Professor/Employer, or Personal.

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Submit essay form.

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Send your most recent official transcripts to adultgrad@anderson.edu.

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After you’ve been accepted, submit your $50 deposit. The deposit is non-refundable but will be credited to your account.

Approved by ATS

The Anderson University Seminary in Indiana is approved by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)The goals for online courses are no different from those who participate in our residential programs: to deliver the highest quality, fully accredited courses in Bible, theology, church history, and pastoral ministry to students already engaged in or preparing for ministry.

Tuition

This is a 42-hour seminary program.
Program costs per semester include:

  • Credit Hour: $470
  • Graduate Student Fee: $120
  • Seminary Community Fee (if enrolled 6+ hours as residential): $55
  • Textbooks purchased independently