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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 take non-degree programs 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. 

The admission deadlines throughout the year are April 1 for summer enrollment, August 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment.

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 bachelors 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 a minimum of eight credits in theology/religious studies including courses in Introduction to the Bible and Introduction to Theology (or their equivalents). Provisional enrollment status may be given to students who do not meet this requirement. If necessary, 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 degree 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.

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 bachelors degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Ensure that you have completed a minimum of eight credits in theology/religious studies including courses in Introduction to the Bible and Introduction to Theology (or their equivalents). Provisional enrollment status may be given if you don’t meet this requirement. If necessary, you may obtain these credits through the Commissioned Ministry Leadership Formation Program at the Green Bay Diocese in Green Bay, Wis.
  3. Complete the non-degree 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. When you are done with these steps, give us a call to schedule an interview with the program director.