Memphis Theological Seminary offers hybrid courses open to all students, and an MDiv Hybrid Program.
Hybrid-Online courses blend the best of face-to-face class time with the flexibility of online course work. In hybrid-online courses, students come to campus four times each semester for in-person intensives, with the rest of the course work completed online. 51%of the learning is face-to-face, and 49% is done online.
Students pursuing the MDiv can complete their course of study in four years taking three hybrid classes each semester. Students in other degree programs may also take hybrid courses fulfilling many of their degree requirements.
For success in hybrid courses, students must be highly motivated and disciplined. The four face-to-face meetings each semester require attendance on campus. For the online portion of the class, students complete different types of online assignments that engage students as active learners. Students need a reliable internet access to do the online portion of the coursework.
Hybrid classes on campus are scheduled for Thursday nights and also on Fridays once a month.
Formation for Ministry 3pm-4:15pm
Class A 4:30pm-6:30pm, 7:15pm-10:00pm
Class B 8:00am-11:00am, 12:15pm-2:00pm
Class C 2:30pm-5:30pm, 6:15pm-8:00pm
Below you will find descriptions of each program and a link to our online application. Click on the name of the degree for more information or click on Learn More for the course and degree requirements. Let us know how we can be a part of answering your call to ministry.
Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) 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
Doctor of Ministry
The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is available for ministers who have a Master of Divinity 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
Master of Arts 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
Korean Doctor of Ministry
The Korean Doctor of Ministry (DMin) 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
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
To share this Gospel requires serious theological study of the Scriptures, our cultural context, our moral lives, and ways in which the Gospel might be shared.
Through a directed course of study in Memphis Theological Seminary classes, guided by regular participation in a ministry seminar, students will gain a basic theological education consisting of biblical study, along with cultural and moral analysis in relation to ministry. LEARN MORE
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.
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.