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Theological Studies, MTS

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program is a flexible academic program designed to prepare you for further academic study or other careers that can be enriched by a strong theological education. You may also be interested in this program if you desire to understand the Christian faith more deeply. The MTS includes courses in Old and New Testament, Greek, Christian theology, apologetics, and more.

Programme Structure

For more information visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.67

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.67 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed application form and $50 application fee
  • Recommendations
  • Essays: The application includes two brief essays: an autobiography and a statement of Christian commitment.
  • Financial Aid Information: (Optional) A financial aid section is included in the online application.
  • Applicants must request official transcripts from all prior colleges, universities, seminaries, and/or professional schools. An official transcript is a sealed copy sent directly from the institution.
  • Recent photograph
  • Additional requirements (ThM Applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    484 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 484 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    484 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 484 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Grand Rapids

  • 990 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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