Free Application Month

 

The month of May is Free Application Month. Contact the Admissions Department to learn how you can APPLY TODAY!

This promotion does not include completed applications that have already been submitted.

 

Preview Lunch

Join us May 19, 11:30am – 1:00pm to share about the Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counseling Certificate. We will have a FREE lunch for those who RSVP to the event.

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Learn how you can become a student at MTS by requesting information from the Admissions Department.

 

 

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Accepting Applications

Contact the Admissions Department with any application questions at Admissions@MemphisSeminary.edu

 

 

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ADMISSIONS
Here at Memphis Theological Seminary, we make it our mission to educate and sustain men and women for ordained and lay Christian ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety and justice.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Below you will find descriptions of each program and a link to download the application. Click on the name of the degree for more information or click on Learn More for course and degree requirements. Let us know if you have any questions. Contact the Admissions Department at admissions@memphisseminary.edu.


Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree at Memphis Theological Seminary is the standard path to ordained ministry.  Full time students can expect a minimum three-year program of study. Full time students who take the night track can expect a minimum of four years. The 84 hour program includes classroom instruction and hands-on experience through immersions and practicums. Its curriculum acquaints students with theological disciplines and encourages communal exploration in the life of the church, so that graduates will serve the church as leaders in greater faithfulness to God. LEARN MORE . . .

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is designed to integrate biblical and theological studies with practical training for a specialized ministry. The degree offers students the opportunity to integrate theological reflection with the practice of lay professional ministry or other Christian service in various Christian organizations. This degree would help to prepare persons to serve as lay, deacon, or recognized ministers in a specialized form of ministry. It is not a degree for those preparing for pastoral leadership within a congregation. LEARN MORE . . .

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Master of Arts (Religion)

Master of Arts (Religion)

The Master of Arts (Religion)(MAR) at Memphis Theological Seminary is designed for persons who want to prepare for further graduate study or acquire a general theological education not oriented toward ministry. The MAR is a 36 hour degree program. LEARN MORE . . .

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Master of Arts in Youth Ministry

Master of Arts Youth Ministry

The Master of Arts in Youth Ministry degree at Memphis Theological Seminary is a 48-hour degree.  It is a cohort experience, where students are grouped with 12-16 peers who will journey together as they learn about youth ministry and theology.  Students will experience community and create relationships that will encourage them as they grow. A new cohort forms each year and joins two other cohorts already in years two and three of their residency to create a community of 36+ MAYM students.  The courses rotate each year, allowing a student to complete the degree over six semesters (three years). LEARN MORE . . .

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Doctor of Ministy

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is available for ministers who have a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary and who desire a higher level of competence in the practice of ministry.  Designed to increase the ability of servant leaders to analyze and reform ministry and to empower constituents for discipleship in the world, it is the highest degree in the practice of ministry. LEARN MORE . . .

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Korean Doctor of Ministy

Korean Doctor of Ministry

The Korean Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is available for ministers who have a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary and who desire a higher level of competence in the practice of ministry.  Designed to increase the ability of servant leaders to analyze and reform ministry and to empower constituents for discipleship in the world, it is the highest degree in the practice of ministry. LEARN MORE . . .

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling Certificate

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling Certificate 

This certificate program aspires to prepare Christians to offer competent counseling services to individuals, families, and groups who struggle with the effects of Substance Use Disorders.  The program offers the number of hours that the Tennessee State Board of Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse Counselors requires for licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.  Students who complete all six courses receive the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling Studies. LEARN MORE . . .

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Netters Certificate in Ministry

Netters Certificate in Congregational Ministry

The Dr. James L. Netters Certificate in Congregational Ministry is a certificate program designed for persons who are active in congregational life, but not interested in pursuing a Masters level degree. This certificate program aspires to prepare Christian leaders (lay and clergy) to offer competent leadership in congregational life. This program provides high-level theological education for associate ministers, Sunday school teachers, committee chairpersons and others who serve the church. LEARN MORE . . .

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APPLICATION DEADLINES

NOTICE: If you intend to apply for scholarships as an incoming student you MUST meet the early application deadline.

Fall Semester

Master of Divinity
·      Early Deadline May 31
·      Deadline August 10
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
·      Early Deadline May 31
·      Deadline August 10
Master of Arts (Religion)
·      Early Deadline May 31
·      Deadline August 10
Master of Arts in Youth Ministry
·      Early Deadline March 31
·      Deadline July 10
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counseling Certificate Program
·      Early Deadline May 31
·      Deadline August 10
Doctor of Ministry
·      Deadline March 31
Netters Certificate in Ministry
·      Deadline August 10

Spring Semester

Master of Divinity
·      Early Deadline November 30
·      Deadline January 10
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
·      Early Deadline November 30
·      Deadline January 10
Master of Arts (Religion)
·      Early Deadline November 30
·      Deadline January 10
Master of Arts in Youth Ministry
·      Only Admitted in the Fall Semester
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counseling Certificate Program
·      Only Admitted in the Fall Semester
Doctor of Ministry
·      Deadline October 31
Netters Certificate in Ministry
·      Deadline January 10

NOTICE: If you intend to apply for scholarships as an incoming student you MUST meet the early application deadline.

ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT

Rev. Melissa Malinoski

Rev. Melissa Malinoski

Director of Admissions

Melissa graduated from Bethel University in 1999 and from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2002.  As an ordained Cumberland Presbyterian minister, Melissa has served congregations in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.   She is married to Rev. T.J. Malinoski.  They are the parents of a son, Morgen and a daughter, Madeline.

Contact Melissa:
mmalinoski@memphisseminary.edu
901-334-5857

Joanna Wilkinson

Joanna Wilkinson

Admissions Associate

Joanna completed her undergrad from Southwest Baptist University in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry in 2013 from Memphis Theological Seminary. She has worked and served in youth ministry since 2007. Missouri CP Presbytery certified her as a Youth Minister in the Fall of 2013. She and her husband Neal moved from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2015 and love living in the Midtown area.

Contact Joanna:
jwilkinson@memphisseminary.edu
901-334-5833

Jeremy Calico

Jeremy Calico

Admissions Associate

Jeremy graduated from The University of Memphis with a masters in Strategic Leadership in 2014. He also completed an undergraduate degree in Communications, Broadcasting & Electronic Media in 2002. Jeremy has worked in Urban Youth Ministry in Memphis since 2005 and has been on world missions trips to Indonesia (2005) and South America (2007).  Jeremy has 9+ years in higher education experience in Enrollment Services, Special Academic Programs and Business & Finance. Jeremy is married with 3 children.

Contact Jeremy:
jcalico@memphisseminary.edu
901-334-5841