For each of our degree programs, we require prospective students to complete an application that includes references. Reference information can be found on the applications or by visiting the references page.
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CONNECT WITH MTS
The MTS Connect app is built specifically for prospective students to learn more about what their experience could look like at Memphis Theological Seminary. Download the app to:
– Learn about student life and organizations on campus
– Get in depth information about the academic program you are considering
– Message your counselor and other members of the admissions team
– Explore what sets MTS apart, and makes it the perfect choice for you!.
APPLY FOR DEGREE PROGRAMS
Click on degree programs below to learn more and to apply. Let us know how we can be a part of answering your call to ministry. .
Master of Divinity
The MDiv 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.
Hybrid-Online Master of Divinity
The MDiv 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. The Hybrid-Online format offers flexibility to complete your MDiv at MTS while working or from a distance through a cohort model, combining in-person classroom experience with the convenience of online learning!
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.
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Youth Ministry
The MAYM prepares you to be a transformational leader in youth ministry through theological education simultaneous with youth ministry placement in a congregation. Through a cohort experience, students merge scholarship, piety, and justice within covenant community relationships. The MAYM at MTS is a national leader in preparing students for youth ministry!
Netters Certificate in 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.
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.
Watch these videos to learn why our students chose MTS.
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. Byron Forester
Byron is a graduate of Bethel College (1974) and of Memphis Theological Seminary (2007). He serves as pastor of the Newbern, TN Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Roellen, TN Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Byron spends Monday mornings as a volunteer at Manna House, a place of hospitality for poor and unsheltered people, He and wife, Michelle Brown have three daughters. They live five blocks from MTS.