Program Overview

The Master of Theological Studies degree is designed for students who want to explore the major areas of contemporary theology: Biblical studies, historical theology, and moral theology. The program serves the growing number of professionals engaged in theological and ministerial work in churches and schools and those simply interested in becoming better informed Christians and leaders within the community.

The MTS program can also be done at the undergraduate level to receive a Certificate of Theological Studies.

Delivery:

On Campus

Credits:

33 Credits

Time To Degree:

2 Years

Faculty Count:

13

Program Goals

Explore the depth and breadth of Christian Theology in a program designed on the principle of “faith seeking understanding.”

Designed primarily for adult students who are working full-time in their professions or homes, the MTS program builds the foundation of critical tools, methods of analysis and solid theological reflection and culminates in practical application of theological knowledge.

The program recognizes that Theology is a true science with its own criteria of analysis and reflection, which at the same time is based on faith, the human encounter with the mystery of God.

Career Outlook

Students in this theological studies graduate program will have a deeper connection with their faith and have the ability to articulate and spread the Christian faith as we are meant to. This program emphasizes faith, reflection, and analysis, providing students with critical thinking skills that are extremely valuable to employers. Graduates can work in ministries, churches, non-profits, and religious organizations as leaders in faith and service.

Why SHC?

At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is now one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.

We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2019, 99.5% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.

We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

Faculty

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Graduate theology studies at Spring Hill College is built on over 30 years of adult theological formation in the Southeast. Deeply rooted in Catholic tradition with an ecumenical vision that enters into dialogue with the many frontiers of the 21st century.

  • Christopher Viscardi

    Professor; Division Chair; Department Chair, Philosophy and Theology

  • Nelida Naveros-Cordova

    Assistant Professor Theology, Graduate Program Director

  • Colleen Lee

    Director of Campus Ministry

  • Matthew Bagot

    Associate Professor

  • Martha Gibson

    Adjunct Professor

  • Michael Martocchio

  • Frank Mulcahy

  • John Switzer

    Professor

  • Stephen Wilson

    Associate Professor



The MTS, MPS and Certificate in Pastoral Ministry programs are open to all applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree, in any field, with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on the 4.0 scale. Required prerequisite hours in theology or religion (6 hours) for the MTS or MPS may be completed after acceptance to the program.

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To see how credits you are currently taking at any college/university may transfer to Spring Hill College, you can email a copy of your transcripts to admit@shc.edu. We will send you an evaluation of credits and can help plan future coursework at your current college/university.

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