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Apply to MTS Program

The Master of Theological Studies degree is 48 credit hours, typically completed in two years when done full-time. Students with prior first theological degrees are not considered for admission to the M.T.S. program. 

Step Two: Carefully read ALL the instructions below before clicking the application link. Additional instructions are provided in the online application platform.

For technical questions regarding the application process, please contact us at 615-343-3963 or via e-mail to

Checklist before beginning application:

  • Transcripts from each college and/or university you have attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (including two academic references)
  • Complete essays (begin application to view prompts)
  • A resume or CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS if you are an international applicant, unless you obtained a degree whose language of instruction was English

Please note that we do NOT require an application fee or the GRE.

Access the common graduate school application to apply to the MTS program.