Master of Arts in Theological Studies

MA in Theological Studies


The Master of Arts – Theological Studies is a fully distance degree designed for students who desire familiarity with the major theological disciplines and to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith.


The MA(TS) is a 48-credit hour degree program with coursework in the following disciplines:
- Christian Scriptures, Church History, Theology, and Philosophy (33 hours)
- Electives (15 hours)

This program can be completed fully through distance learning options. Students living in the Kansas City area can study face-to-face with faculty on our urban campus.

An accredited undergraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better is expected for admission as a Regular Student.

International students, non-degree seeking students (including students seeking to audit), and students without a bachelor’s degree may view additional requirements here.

Have more questions about transfer of credits or other admission-requirement related questions? Please see the Academic Catalog or contact us.

2019-20 tuition is $525per credit hour. 89% of enrolled NTS students receive financial assistance. The office of financial aid is committed to coming alongside students to resource and help them make graduate-level education an affordable reality. The general scholarship application is embedded in the NTS application. View more about program costs, fees and additional financial aid options here.

  1. Submit online application and application fee
  2. Supply documentation
    • Submit three references (academic, pastoral, personal) to the enrollment office. Complete the Applicant Reference Request to send instructions to your references.)
    • Submit Formal Academic Research Paper (or 500-word formal essay) to
    • Have official transcripts of all previous academic work sent directly to Nazarene Theological Seminary: Enrollment Services (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient until official ones arrive)
    • For international, previously admitted students, non-Baccalaureate, and non-degree seeking students, click here for application requirements.

  3. Acceptance
  4. Register for classes
  5. Orientation
  6. Confirm financial arrangements and begin classes!

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