Master of Theological Studies Courses (MTS)

The goal of MTS courses is to provide thesis students with an understanding of the process of thesis development and the encouragement and supervision required to bring a these project to a successful completion.

MTS 803 - Research Writing and the Ministry of Scholarship (3 Credits)
The student is introduced to the world of academic scholarship, research, writing, and teaching. This objective is situated within a more general attempt to help students discern and prepare for their own contribution to the ministry of Christian scholarship. The course explores broad epistemological issues that shape research within the Christian worldview; it considers other specific issues and methodologies related to research writing in the fields of specialization represented by the MTS, MLE, CCM, and MTh programs; and it helps students prepare for teaching in an educational setting. Students are challenged to develop skills of persuasion in the academic context, and to build a personal philosophy of scholarly ministry. In addition, the course prepares students for the specific task of researching, writing, and defending a graduate thesis.
MTS 831 - MTS Thesis (3 Credits)
The student works on their thesis under the direction of an advisor. Prerequisite: MTS 803 and a Program Committee-approved thesis proposal.
MTS 832 - MTS Thesis (3 Credits)
The student works on their thesis under the direction of an advisor. Prerequisite: MTS 831.
MTS 833 - MTS Thesis (2 Credits)
The student works on their thesis under direction of an advisor. Prerequisite: MTS 832.
MTS 834 - Thesis Continuing Status (0 Credits)
The student works on their thesis under the direction of an advisor. No credit is applied. Course enrollment tracks the student’s continuing status in the program and must be enrolled in until final thesis completion. Prerequisite: MTS 833.