ACTS Master of Theological Studies

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Admission Requirements:

  • A 4-year undergraduate degree, from an accredited college or university, that prepares a person for theological studies. The degree should include at least 30 semester hours that are related to the disciplines included in the MTS program, of which at least 12 semester hours correspond to the intended area of specialization. (For students planning to pursue the Old Testament specialization, 6 of the 12 semester hours corresponding to the intended area of specialization must be Hebrew language, and for students planning to pursue the New Testament specialization, 6 of the 12 semester hours corresponding to the intended area of specialization must be Greek language.)
  • Admission may be granted to motivated applicants who do not have the appropriate prerequisites, on the condition that the student will meet these deficiencies by taking additional graduate courses to increase their level of competence. (A general guideline for estimating the number of additional hours of graduate study that may be required for those without the appropriate undergraduate prerequisites is to divide the total remaining number of prerequisite undergraduate hours by two.)
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and of 3.0 (B) in the courses that correspond to the intended area of specialization.
  • Evidence of Christian conversion and a biblically consistent lifestyle.
  • Students, for whom English is a second language, must attain a TOEFL score of 100 iBT (internet Based Test), with a minimum score of 23 in each category of Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.