WHY MOVE TO KANSAS CITY?
Currently, only two NTS degree programs can be completed without re-locating to Kansas City: the Master of Divinity Degree (76 credit hours) and the Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Discipleship Degree (45 credit hours). Thus, residential students have more options, including courses for specialized Master of Arts degree programs in:
- Intercultural Studies (48 credits)
- Theological Studies - General Academic Track (48 credits)
- Theological Studies - Research Track: Biblical Studies (48 credits)
- Theological Studies - Research Track: Christian Thought and History (48 credits)
Residential students also have significantly more courses to choose from, because in addition to our full roster of semester-long courses, they can choose to take modular intensive or online courses. This means they have more opportunity to tailor their degree program to suit their specific theological interests (for example, urban ministry, or missional theology, or the Pauline epistles).
More course options also means a more flexible schedule. Our traditional full-semester classes meet between one and three times a week, and can occur in the morning, afternoon or evening.
With more courses to choose from, residential students can take 12 or more credit hours each semester and thus finish their degree faster (MDiv students can finish in as quickly as three years; MA students in two years).
FOCUS ON PREPARING FOR MINISTRY
Moving is a major life change that can help you clear away the clutter, minimize distractions and focus your attention on your goals. Whether you study part-time or full-time, relocating to Kansas City might be the right way for you to dedicate this time in your life for ministry preparation.
GET MORE FACE TIME
Living in Kansas City will give you more face-to-face interaction with professors and fellow students – not just in class, but in the professor’s office, at the coffee shop, in your living room, at church…
TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST RESOURCES
The NTS William Broadhurst Library gives you access to more than 150,000 titles and 320 periodicals, with significant resources focused on the Wesleyan-holiness tradition. Whether it’s for coursework or for ministry, your study of the Bible will be greatly enhanced by the wide range of commentaries, monographs and other materials.
BE AN ACTIVE PART OF A LEARNING, BELIEVING COMMUNITY
The students, staff and faculty of NTS share a unique community where education and training for ministry are integrated with faith and everyday life. Even in the midst of our studies, we worship God together and support each other.