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ADMISSIONS

Memphis Theological Seminary’s vision of theological education for ministry engages students throughout their studies in the practice of ministry. The MTS curriculum integrates theological study with practical experience in a variety of ministry settings. Five different courses spread throughout the curriculum have practicums.

Additionally, students are required to take at least one “immersion” course in which the classroom becomes the city, farms and rural churches, the courts and jails, or a place of hospitality for homeless persons.

All of the faculty at MTS are experienced practitioners of ministry, ranging from congregational settings in both urban and rural areas to non-profit organizations to chaplaincies. They know how to connect seminary education with the practice of ministry.

Finally, at MTS we know that preparation for ministry is not only about the head, but also about relationship with God in a community of faith. Formation for Ministry, regular opportunities for worship, time for prayer in the chapel, and colloquies with visiting scholars and activists, ensure that students have the space to develop spiritually as they prepare for ministry.

We are dedicated to educating students so that they are well prepared to have a lively imagination for ministry, open to challenges, ready for difficult days, and committed to serving God through service in the church and the broader community.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Below you will find a list of our degree programs. Click on the name of the degree for more information and degree requirements. Let us know how we can be a part of answering your call to ministry.

MASTER OF DIVINITY

is a professional degree that prepares you to be a transformational leader in ministry. Theological instruction combined with hands-on ministry experience in immersive courses and practicums offers the knowledge and skills necessary for creative pastoral ministry.
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MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

equips those working in non-profits, campus ministry, para-church, missions, business, or other fields. This degree prepares you to lead within your vocation.
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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

is 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.
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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GUEST STUDENTS

Auditing

Have you ever wanted to sit in on a seminary class and gain some theological education but not worry about doing homework, taking exams, or writing papers?

Members of the community and current students are welcome to audit any master’s level class at Memphis Theological Seminary. If you have a desire to learn and to participate in theological education, but not to earn academic credit, you should consider this option.

Auditors do not pay tuition, but must pay an auditing fee and are not eligible for financial aid. LEARN MORE

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students take MTS master’s level courses for graduate credit but without committing to a degree program. These students must still go through the MTS application process and pay regular tuition.

Contact us to let us know if there are any courses you are interesting in taking.  

Important Admission and Financial Aid dates 

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

 

August 14, 2020
MTS Fall 2020 Admission deadline for Masters & Certificate programs
August 15, 2020
Virtual New Student Orientation
August 24, 2020
First day of Fall 2020 Classes

October 1, 2020
2021-2022 FAFSA Opens

MTS School Code G10529

November 30, 2020
Spring 2021 Scholarship Application deadline & Spring 2021 Early Admission deadline
January 15, 2021
MTS Spring 2021 Admission deadline
January 16, 2021
Spring 2021 New Student Orientation
January 25, 2021
First Day of Spring 2021 Classes
April 30, 2021
Fall 2021 Admission deadline for DMin program
May 31, 2021
Fall 2021 Scholarship Application deadline & Fall 2021 Early Admission deadline for Masters & Certificate programs
August 13, 2021
MTS Fall 2021 Admission deadline for Masters & Certificate programs
August 14, 2020
MTS Fall 2021 New Student Orientation

NIGHT TRACK

Memphis Theological Seminary now offers a Night Track for our master’s degree programs. The program makes it possible for a working adult to obtain their MDiv or MACM while still maintaining their full- time job. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm. A full time student may complete the MDiv in 4 years and the MACM may be completed in 3 years. Learn how you can become a student.

ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT

We appreciate your interest in Memphis Theological Seminary. The MTS admissions staff is committed to supporting you in your theological journey. We are here to help you while you are discerning your call, considering degree and certificate options, and supporting you as you do ministry in the real world. At MTS we are committed to educating and sustaining men and women for ordained and lay ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety, and justice. Please don't hesitate to ask how we can assist you along in your journey.

Rev. Fekecia Gunn

(901) 334-5887

Rev. Walter Henry

(901) 334-5833

Rev. Dr. Felecia LaVant

(901) 334-5804

Luke Waters

(901) 334-5841

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