Master of Theological Studies (MTS)


The MTS degree can be earned at all of the campuses of Golden Gate Seminary. Up to one-half of the MTS can be earned at the Saddleback Community Church extension site in Southern California.

It is designed to meet basic theological needs for effective service, primarily in volunteer positions. It requires 49 units of study.

Course Requirements

Course Title Course # Hours
Leadership Discernment
Foundations for Ministry P1111 2
Integration into Ministry P1116 2

Biblical Foundations
Old Testament Introduction I S1112 3
Old Testament Introduction II S1113 3
New Testament Introduction I S1312 3
New Testament Introduction II S1313 3

Theological Foundations
Survey of Christianity to 1517 L1111 3
Survey of Christianity 1517 to present L1112 3
Christian Theology I L1211 3
Christian Theology II L1212 3

Leadership Skill Formation
Field Education (P1121 may be substituted) P1123 2
Basic Evangelism I1311 2
Any E1000 level course E1### 3
Any E, I, or P elective   2-3

General Electives
Electives 11-12
Hours to graduate 49

For more details about the curriculum, see the current catalog.

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