MTS Program

The master of theological studies (MTS) program is a two-year full-time degree that enables students to explore deeply and broadly the languages, literatures, thought, institutions, practices, normative claims, and structures of a variety of theological fields and religious traditions. It also enables students to think critically, with sophistication and self-awareness, about the scholarly study of these concepts and traditions. Eighteen areas of focus allow for diverse educational interests and vocational goals; in addition, students have the opportunity to design their own area in consultation with their advisor and the curriculum committee chair. The program may be preparatory work for a doctoral program in religion or related discipline, or as a means to approach another field or profession, such as law, journalism, public policy, education, arts, or medicine, from a perspective enriched by theological study.

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Teresa Coda

HDS Career Services went above and beyond to help me navigate my job search journey. From providing me with résumé feedback and helping me craft my first cover letter, they offered guidance and services throughout the process. I felt particularly supported when they arranged a mock committee-style interview. The time, energy, and thoughtfulness they put into preparing me for that interview was immensely helpful and touching.
—Teresa Coda, MDiv '14
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