24 months
23040 USD/year
23040 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Applicants for the Theological Studies program offered by Boston University must have graduated with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 from an accredited college and have a broad liberal arts background with a general knowledge of theological subjects.


Key facts

Students for the Theological Studies program at Boston University, who have already completed a previous Master of Divinity degree are not eligible for admission to the MTS and should seek the STM instead. Refer to the Admissions section of the School of Theology website for specific application information.

Curriculum Requirements

Rationale: The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree at Boston University School of Theology is shaped by a conviction that the life of faith in today’s world may be enriched by deep exploration of theological traditions in dialogue with broad understanding of the complexities of our global context. Students have opportunities to prepare for a variety of contributions to communities, to faith, and to knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transcultural Studies
  • Ecological Theology and Ethics
  • Religion and Science
  • Spirituality Studies
  • Theology
  • Religion and Conflict Transformation
  • Texts and Traditions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


49 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • $95 non-refundable application fee, submitted online
  • Digital copy (PDF preferred) of unofficial transcripts from all academic institutions where the applicant received previous academic credit
  • 3 Letters of reference
  • Personal statement
  • CV or Resume
  • Application essay
  • International applicants to all School of Theology degree programs must include additional items as part of their visa application with the United States government.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23040 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23040 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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