ADMISSIONS
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.

CONNECT WITH MTS

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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
Master of Divinity (MDiv)

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.

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Hybrid-Online Master of Divinity
Hybrid-Online Master of Divinity (MDiv)

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!

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Doctor of Ministry
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. 

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry prepares you for leadership in ministry wherever God calls you. This degree equips those working in non-profits, campus ministry, para-church, missions, business, or other fields.

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Master of Arts in Youth 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!

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Addiction Counseling Certificate
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. 

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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. 

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AUDITOR
Guest Students
Guest Students  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? Guest students are welcome to “audit” any regularly offered class at Memphis Theological Seminary. If you have a desire to learn and to participate in theological education, but not as a credit earning student, you should consider this option. Guest students attend the scheduled classes, and learn alongside degree seeking students, but are not responsible for graded assignments. Some guest students may take a set schedule of classes and can earn a certificate, such as the Netters Certificate in Theological Education, or the Faith and Health Certificate. Guest students pay a $400 “auditors fee,” and are not eligible for financial aid. For more information about registering as a guest student, please contact the Office of Admissions.
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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.

Watch these videos to learn why our students chose MTS.

Watch these videos to learn why our students chose MTS.

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.

Adriane Alexander

Adriane Alexander

Admissions Associate

 Adriane has had a vibrant career in admissions for over ten years. Serving and placing students is her highest priority. She is passionate about her faith, family and encouraging others. Adriane is a native Memphian, with several ties to the community. She grew up just blocks away from MTS..

Contact Adriane:
aalexander@MemphisSeminary.edu
901.334.5804

Rev. Byron Forester

Rev. Byron Forester

Admissions Associate

 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.

Contact Byron:
bforester@MemphisSeminary.edu
901.334.5841