The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree,

an academic degree, focuses on a specific discipline or concentration, as listed below. This degree is designed for those who desire to continue beyond the MTS into further graduate study or who desire a focused area of learning at the graduate level.

HGST offers these concentrations in the MTS degree: (1) biblical studies, (2) theological studies, or (3) Christian spirituality. The final project for the MTS degree is the presentation of a student portfolio and summative paper in the area of concentration as part of an interdisciplinary capstone course that includes an entire cohort of MTS students during the final semester. The person who completes the MTS degree program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of a selected theological discipline or concentration
  • Analyze and relate the major concerns of one‘s selected theological discipline or concentration within the context of the broader theological disciplines
  • Incorporate critical and theological thinking into research and writing

In addition to the overall MTS degree program outcomes, the person who completes the Biblical Studies Concentration will be able to:

  • Exhibit exegetical skills through competency in biblical languages
  • Demonstrate competency through use of academic hermeneutical tools
  • Exhibit skills in preparation for doctoral studies in theology or religion

In addition to the overall MTS degree program outcomes, the person who completes the Theological Studies Concentration will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency through use of academic hermeneutical tools
  • Exhibit skills in preparation for doctoral studies in theology or religion

In addition to the overall MTS degree program outcomes, the person who completes the Christian Spirituality Concentration will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency through use of academic hermeneutical tools
  • Exhibit skills in preparation for doctoral studies in theology, religion, or spirituality
  • Integrate biblical and theological disciplines into the study of Christian spirituality
    Master of Theological Studies
– Biblical Studies Concentration
   
  Theological
Requirements
     
  BI 510 Biblical Hermeneutics  3  
  CS 501 Christian Spirituality  3  
  NT 501 Christian Canon: New Testament  3  
  OT 501 Christian Canon: Old Testament  3  
  TH 501 Christian Theology  3  
      15  
         
  Concentration
Electives
  12  
  Biblical Languages   12  
  ID 701 Interdisciplinary Capstone   2  
  Total Credit Hours   41   
         
    Master of Theological Studies
(Concentrations available in
Christian Spirituality and
Theological Studies)
   
  Theological
Requirements

     
  BI 510 Biblical Hermeneutics  3  
  CH 510 The Christian Story I  3  
  CH 511 The Christian Story II  3  
  CS 501 Christian Spirituality  3  
  NT 501 Christian Canon: New Testament  3  
  OT 501 Christian Canon: Old Testament  3  
  TH 501 Christian Theology  3  
      21  
  Concentration Electives    12  
 

Biblical Languages

 

  6

 
         
  Capstone      
  ID 701 Interdisciplinary Capstone  2  
  Total Credit Hours   41