The MBTS is a 36-hour degree designed for working professionals and laypersons who desire to be equipped to serve in the workforce, at home, and in the church.
|Total Hours||36 credit hours|
|Degree Time Limit||6 years from first DTS class|
|Real-time courses||0 courses required |
(Fully Online degree)
|Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)||6 hours per academic year|
What courses can I take for my Theological Studies electives?
Students may take Historical Theology (HT) or Systematic Theology (ST) courses to complete the 6 hours of Theological Studies electives. If students anticipate changing to a different DTS degree, then students should take core ST courses (5101-5105), since these are required in the other Master’s degrees.
Students in the 2021 MBTS catalog select either HT5101 Church to the Modern Era or HT5200 History of Doctrine. Students have 3 hours of Theological Studies electives remaining from ST or HT courses.
ST101/5101 Theological Method and Bibliology is the prerequisite for most ST courses. The one exception is ST5106 Eschatology, which requires ST5101-5105 as a pre or co-requisites due to the final/capstone doctrinal statement required in ST5106.
How do I select open electives?
What is RS5103 Summative Research Project? (Required before the 2021 catalog)
This is a capstone writing project students should take in their final year or ideally in their final semester. The Advising Center created a document “Seven Things to Know about RS5103” to best help students prepare for this course.
What is required for Graduation?
The following are degree worksheets specific to students who entered the MBTS or reclassified to the MBTS in the following academic years. If students have questions about their specific degree requirements or degree audit, students should contact their academic advisor.
Master’s level students keep their current Logos Bible Software package. Future Logos updates or upgrades are the responsibility of each person and not done through DTS.
DTS graduates have three options for further training: