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Theological Studies, M.A.

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This degree can be done as a fully-distance program. Students may earn it by taking courses online, via video-conference, and/or by enrolling in one-week module courses in Kansas City or at any of the seminary’s multi-campus sites (Bethany, OK; Mount Vernon, OH; Quincy, MA). The overall goal of NTS’s MA(TS) curriculum is the development of students toward mature mind and character, through a deepening knowledge of the Triune God of Christian faith and of the life and mission of the Church, pursued with emphasis on research and teaching through the following objectives:

  • Knowledge of the major theological disciplines and their interrelationships.
  • Ability to use the theological disciplines to reflect upon and engage the world as informed, thinking, Christian persons.
  • Ability to do theological research, critical theological reflection, and graduate-level academic writing.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Seminar in Theological Method and Research 
  • Comprehensive Theological Integration
  • Introduction to Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Hermeneutics 
  • Critical Developments in the history of Christianity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • NTS Application 
  • Reference Forms
  • Your TOEFL score
  • Academic Transcripts 
  • Proof of Financial Support 
  • Transfer Authorization

Tuition Fee

  • International

    515 USD/credit
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  • National

    515 USD/credit
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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