Master of Theological Studies


The Master of Theological Studies degree provides for critical and constructive reflection informed by the study of a range of theological disciplines. This degree may serve as a foundation for advanced theological studies or as a vehicle for the enhancement of one’s own faith and understanding.

Optional Certificates of Study within the M.T.S.:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Black Church Studies
  • History, Theology, and Ethics
  • Military Chaplaincy
  • Pastoral Care
  • Sexual and Gender Justice

View coursework and other degree program requirements related to the M.T.S. program here.

See Brite’s masters programs side by side.

Due to the generosity of donors, M.T.S. students are eligible for generous financial assistance in the form of need and merit-based tuition grants. More information about tuition and fees is available here.

The Masters Admissions Committee normally acts on completed applications within six weeks. If the action is favorable, the applicant will receive an offer of admission as well as an indication of any tuition grant or stipend award.

Admission Requirements:

M.T.S. applications must meet the following requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree or equivalent (GPA: 2.75 and an average of not less than 3.0 in courses taken at the junior and senior level.)
    • Those with a GPA between 2.50 and 2.749 or whose junior and senior course level work is below 3.0 may be eligible for admission on academic probation.
    • The Admissions Committee may consider applicants who do not meet these standards on a case by base basis.
  2. Admissions interview
  3. Essays
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions
  6. TOEFL (if applicable)
  7. Application Fee