The mission of the graduate programs in religion is to provide a graduate level education that comprises a covenantal learning community within the academy that fosters the passionate teaching and learning of scriptures, theology, spirituality and leadership for the purpose of transforming individuals, relationships and communities around the globe.
The M.T.S. emphasizes professional competencies, and is designed for students who have limited undergraduate preparation in religious studies. The curriculum covers a range of theological disciplines, including biblical studies, theological studies, and leadership studies.
Many students are attracted by the unusual flexibility of this degree, which can be tailored to meet a variety of professional or educational interests.
This course is designed mainly to expose the student to the nature and task of theology, especially to the issue of theological method. Included in theological method will be how biblical themes are interpreted in light of tradition and social/cultural contexts. Also included will be an awareness of the major fields of theological study.