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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.
The MTS program is ideal for those already working in or considering non-profit community leadership or faith-based leadership, for those who plan to pursue further graduate study, for those who want a theological education to enhance their ministry as lay people, as well as for UMC ministry candidates following the Deacon path. The final summative exercise will be akin to a portfolio that corresponds with the student’s interests, connecting their education with the practical tools needed to work in a certain area.
Areas Of Concetration
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:
Ethics and Social Change
Spiritual Care and Counseling
Claremont School of Theology
Office of Admission
1325 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 (USA)