At Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University you have the option of pursuing a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree or our blended online Openseminary MTS degree. Admissions requirements for these degrees are identical.
The Master of Divinity is a professional theological degree to prepare men and women for some form of ordained ministry. This degree is also useful for persons pursing a variety of professinal and personal goals for work in multiple ministry opportunities.The degree is completed in three years of full time study.
The Master of Theological Studies degree is designed for students who are interested in theological studies to ground them as they preparation for careers in areas such as social work, parachurch ministry, Christian publishing, and public policy. Many MTS students desire to become more informed and spiritually mature so that they can develop into more effective lay leaders. Some students go on to pursue a PhD after completion of the program.