The program presupposes that in order to serve and lead responsibly, men and women need intimate knowledge of their own traditions, appreciation of other forms of spiritual practice and insight, deep engagement with today’s social and political realities, and strong dialogical and critical thinking skills. Learn More.
Concentrations are available in theological studies (breadth of knowledge), a single theological discipline, or interdisciplinary/comparative studies. Learn more.
The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) is a 48-unit degree designed to combine academic excellence with in-depth theological studies in a particular area of concentration in order to provide a foundation for further graduate study and general education and enrichment. Areas of concentration include: biblical studies, ethics, and social change, interreligious studies, ministry, religious education, spiritual formation and theology. Students must complete a summative exercise at the end of their program which takes the form of master seminar or research-focused project.
Areas of Concentration:
This concentration provides depth of study in a particular theological discipline and offers ideal preparation for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies. In most cases, students complete 12 units in an area to receive the concentration. Disciplines available include:
- Biblical Studies
- Ethics and Social Change
- Interreligious Studies
- Religious Education
- Spiritual Care and Counseling
- Spiritual Formation
Claremont School of Theology has three avenues for pursuing the D.Min. degree:
- Mentoring D.Min. under supervision of a faculty mentor.
- D.Min. in Practical Theology of Healing, Reconciliation and Transformation in Korean Contexts.
- D.Min. in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice and Strategic Leadership (Hybrid/Online).