Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree provides a basic understanding of theological disciplines for general educational purposes. The M.T.S. provides a survey of knowledge of the various theological disciplines, allowing focus and depth in a specific area.
Overall Goal : The Master of Theological Studies program at St. Augustine’s Seminary provides the opportunity for students to deepen their faith as they acquire greater understanding of the key elements of the Catholic theological tradition.
By studying a broad range of academic theology courses which provide both foundational and advanced knowledge of the teachings of the Church, students of the MTS degree will have prepared themselves to serve the Church’s scholarly and educational mission. They will be enabled to discern and analyze more surely and confidently whatever in contemporary Church life belongs more to current intellectual fashion or to partisan identities than to the shape and substance of Catholic faith and tradition.
Through consultation with their Academic Advisors, students will select a particular area of theological focus within a specific theological discipline so as to engage in in-depth research, and will develop the academic capacity to present original scholarly research in their chosen area of concentration.
SUMMATIVE EXERCISE / THESIS
The Master of Theological Studies degree program will require all students beginning studies in September 2012 to complete either a two-credit thesis or summative project in consultation with the Academic Advisor.
Candidates for the MTS degree must meet the following criteria:
- A university undergraduate degree.
- A completed academic application, as well as official transcripts from all post-secondary education as noted in the Academic Admissions section.
Academic admission applications for the Master of Theological Studies are available from the Institute of Theology department (email@example.com). For more information on admissions please see the St. Augustine's Admissions Page.
Policies and Proceedures:
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There are twenty required courses for the Master of Theological Studies degree:
Core Courses (14)
- Introduction to Old Testament
- Introduction to New Testament
- Theological Anthropology
- The Christian God
- Foundations of Theology
- Moral Theology
- Human Sexuality and Marriage
- Church History
Plus 3 of these 4 categories:
- Christianity and World Religions
- Social Justice
- Spirituality and the Catholic Educator or
Spirituality of Work:Faith Life in your Profession or approved alternatives
In-Depth Courses (3)
Three courses must be taken in one chosen area i.e., Moral Theology, Systematic Theology, Biblical Theology, Pastoral Theology, or History. Please contact the Director for assistance.
Free Electives (3)
May be taken in any area of theology or may continue in the chosen in-depth study area.
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