Theological Studies

Calvin Theological Seminary

Master On Campus Online
24 months
514 USD/credit
514 USD/credit
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The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at the Calvin Theological Seminary empowers you to understand the Christian faith more deeply while equipping you for further academic study and careers enriched by a strong understanding of theology.


Through the Theological Studies program at the Calvin Theological Seminary you will discover the depths of the Old and New Testaments, Greek language, Christian theology, and apologetics.

Residential students can complete their studies in two years at the Grand Rapids campus. They will be able to attend weekly chapels, participate in club activities, and interact with peers on a daily basis. 

The three-year distance learning MTS maintains the same high quality of education as our residential program. Taking approximately three courses per semester, distance learning students engage in a hybrid model of learning, completing much of their work online and traveling to campus twice a year for five-day intensives.

A Developmental Curriculum

  • The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Interpretation for Ministry
  • Greek Fundamentals 
  • Biblical Hebrew 
  • Old Testament Narrative Literature
  • The Psalms and Wisdom Literature
  • The Church in Historical Context 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




65 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typically a bachelors degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution and have a grade point average of 2.67 (B-) or higher is required. Due to special circumstances, an applicant without a bachelor's degree may be considered, as is allowed by the Association of Theological Schools.
  • A strong liberal arts education provides an excellent foundation for graduate level theological education. A liberal arts education shapes well-rounded, intellectually and culturally astute graduates.
  • Therefore, it is recommended that a candidate’s baccalaureate preparation consist of courses in the liberal arts, including English, philosophy, history, literature, social science and natural science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    514 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 514 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    514 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 514 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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