The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a 100% online academic program for graduate students seeking to dive deeply into theological reflection on the academic emphasis of their choosing as they prepare for a type of specialized ministry, community work or for further education. Topics immediately available include: race relations, gender studies, church & society, public theology, power politics, inter-cultural studies, inter-religious studies, and many more!

In addition, MDiv and MCL students have the option of adding one more year of focused course work onto their current studies, through the dual degree program, with the benefit of graduating with two master’s degrees.

The MTS is the most flexible and shortest of all degrees offered by Berkeley School of Theology. It is made up of 36 units, which can be completed in as little as 18 months, and is 100% online, yet courses can be taken on campus if desired.

Successful students will have

Evidenced an introductory knowledge of theology, and theological studies as they apply to contemporary social contexts.

Engaged theologically diverse cohorts, groups, and communities of faith and learning.

Gained expertise in an area of concentration of their own choosing.

One of the Most Interculturally Diverse Seminaries in the Country

Since our founding 150 years ago, the core values of soul freedom, service leadership, social justice, public witness, religious liberty, and the centrality of the Word (written and spoken) still guide and sustain BST to this day. These Jesus-centered values, rooted in our inclusive inter-cultural heritage, have made BST an attractive school for students of many faith and denominational affiliations.

Here you will truly enter a spiritual “world-house” of teaching and learning, with a world-class faculty and students from every habitable continent on earth.

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