Master’s Pentecostal Seminary (MPS) offers a Graduate Diploma in Pentecostal Studies, as well as a Masters of Theological Studies and Master of Divinity programs. The M.Div. degree is the traditional 3-year degree for those who are pursuing full-time ministry and ministerial credentials, whereas the M.T.S. is the academic program for those desiring to begin or continue theological studies. Consequently, many pastors as well as lay people take the M.T.S. program. However, there is also a 20-course program, the MTS in Pentecostal Studies (+2), which meets all educational requirements for credentials.*
Master’s Pentecostal Seminary offers our degree and diploma programs conjointly with Tyndale University. All degrees are granted by Tyndale University, which is accredited by ATS. Students will also receive a certificate from Master’s Seminary.
What We Offer
Our signature degree program, is made up of 18 courses and is offered in two formats:
1. Credentialing track: MTS in Pentecostal Studies (+2)
A 2-year, 18 course program, which when combined with 2 additional practical ministry courses, meets all educational requirements for credentials with PAOC.
2. Continuing education track: MTS in Pentecostal Studies
With 5 core courses in Pentecostalism, and a concentration in one other area: e.g., youth and family ministry, leadership, biblical studies.
– NEW – 9 courses, ideal for the one who is not looking for vocational ministry, but desires training in theology and bible within the Pentecostal tradition. This courses can be counted towards the Recognition of Ministry credential with the PAOC.
A 3-year, 27 course program, the Master of Divinity is a traditional ministry preparation degree, which includes both theoretical and practical training as well as study in one Biblical language, Hebrew or Greek.
A Choice of Electives
All of our courses may be taken as electives in any program offered at Tyndale. Visiting Pentecostal scholars from across North America teach many of our intersession and summer courses.
Which degree is for me? M.Div. or M.T.S.?
Since both may be used to gain credentials, there is a good reason to consider the M.T.S. Pent. (+2) as a credential track. The M.Div. is a 27 course program, and the M.T.S. Pent (+2) is 20. Much of the difference is that the M.Div. requires biblical languages, but the MTS does not.
* Courses should be selected with the program director to ensure they meet credential requirements.
Please note, once you are accepted into any of our joint programs all your courses are selected through the Tyndale University registration system.
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