The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a two-year degree program in the academic study of general theological education. It is an introductory program of studies that has been designed both to provide a general understanding of the Christian faith and to permit students some focus on themes and issues of personal and social relevance, while allowing for maximum flexibility. The MTS also constitutes a basis for further graduate studies in theology. It may be completed entirely on a part-time basis. The Faculty of Divinity has no specific expectations of its students seeking general theological education in relation to Spiritual Formation, and welcomes full participation by all students in all of its liturgical and community activities.
Students enrolled in this program will gain a general understanding of the Orthodox Christian faith. In addition to completing the MTS requirements, students can complete a diploma in Orthodox and Eastern Christian Studies, which will demonstrate a graduate level and ecumenical basic understanding of the fields of theological study, including Biblical studies, history of Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox pastoral studies and theology.
The Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS) is intended to provide university graduates with a general university-level foundation in Christian studies.
Adult learners seeking a mature and rich knowledge of Orthodox tradition may enroll in any of the individual courses at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College on a non-credit basis (auditor) and earn a Certificate in Orthodox and Eastern Christian Studies.
Theology students in all degree programs are expected to be as regular in their Chapel attendance as they can be. At the beginning of each term, you will be asked to commit yourself to a pattern of Chapel attendance which is both faithful and realistic.