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Master of Theological Studies Admission

The Master of Theological Studies is a flexible graduate program that offers options for students with hectic schedules and diverse interests.

What Path and Pace Feels Right for You?
Several options are available to fit your life and your needs. The full degree program might be right for you. Perhaps you’re interested in a certificate program. You can also just take courses as a non-degree student for credit or audit. Visit the curriculum page to find out more or contact us. We’re happy to help you determine an ideal match.

Degree Program

Degree Program Admission Requirements

Getting started is simple and straightforward. This program does not require a GRE for admission. Here are the steps to enrolling in the M.T.S. degree program:
  1. Arrange for your official transcripts, evidencing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and demonstrating a minimum grade point average of 3.0, to be mailed by the college or university you attended as an undergraduate directly to the coordinator of the M.T.S. program at the location you choose.
  2. Prior to enrollment, you must have earned a minimum of eight credits in theology/religious studies from an accredited institution.  For De Pere students, you may obtain these credits through the Certified Ministry Leadership Formation Program at the Green Bay Diocese in Green Bay, Wis.
  3. Send in three letters of recommendation.
  4. Complete the application form.
  5. Write a 500-word essay explaining what motivated you to apply to the M.T.S. program. Please also address your future ministerial hopes and expectations and how you see this program helping you to achieve these goals.
  6. Send in a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  7. Arrange with the program coordinator at your preferred location a personal interview following the submission of the items listed above.
Note: The Admission Policy Committee will make admission decisions based on the above criteria as well as other guidelines it may establish to determine your readiness for graduate work in theology. Candidates are conditionally admitted until completion of nine credits. Six of the nine credits must be from core courses. After completion of nine credits, students are required to request formal admittance.

Certificate

Certificate of Theological Competency Admission Requirements
  1. Arrange for your official transcripts, demonstrating a minimum grade point average of 3.0, to be mailed by your undergraduate college or university to the coordinator of the M.T.S. program in the location of your choice, evidencing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Prior to enrollment, you must have completed a minimum of eight credits in theology/religious studies from an accredited institution.  For De Pere students, you may obtain these credits through the Commissioned Ministry Leadership Formation Program at the Green Bay Diocese in Green Bay, Wis.
  3. Complete the application form.
  4. Send in your $50 non-refundable application fee.
  5. Write a 500-word essay explaining: What motivated you to consider the Certificate of Theological Competency? What are your future ministerial hopes and expectations and how do you see this certificate helping you to achieve these goals?
  6. Arrange with the program coordinator at your preferred location a personal interview following the submission of the items listed above.

Non-Degree

Non-Degree Program Admission Requirements

St. Norbert College welcomes applications from all ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds. All applications are carefully and thoroughly reviewed. We are committed to making a fair and timely decision on your application.  
  1. Complete the application form
  2. Arrange for your official transcripts, evidencing a bachelor's degree from and accredited institution, to be mailed by the college or university you attended as an undergraduate directly to the coordinator of the M.T.S. program at the location you choose.
  3. Send in a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Audit

Audit Program Admission Requirements

Applicants may choose to audit any M.T.S. courses.  For those choosing to audit, evidence of a bachelor's degree is not required as credits taken as an audit are not earned credits and no letter grade will be given for the course. The tuition for an audit is half the cost of the tuition for earned credits.   For 2016-2017 the cost to audit is $253 per credit.
  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Send in a $50 non-refundable application fee.