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Master of Theological Studies

Progam Introduction

The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) in Biblical Counseling is a 36-credit-hour graduate degree. Students will gain a solid foundation in systematic theology and will complete seven courses in biblical counseling. This program is designed to equip students for vocational ministry in biblical counseling. 


M.T.S. Course List:

Biblical Hermeneutics

Systematic Theology I: Prolegomena and Theology Proper

Systematic Theology II: Bibliology and Anthropology

Systematic Theology III: Christology, Pneumatology, and Soteriology

Systematic Theology IV: Ecclesiology and Eschatology

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Theology of Biblical Counseling

Advanced Counseling I: Evaluating Methods of Counseling

Advanced Counseling II: Marriage and Family

Advanced Counseling III: Addictions

Advanced Counseling IV: Medical Issues

Biblical Counseling Practicum

Master of Theological Studies Prerequisites:

  • An undergraduate degree consisting of four years of full-time study (or equivalent)*

  • Membership in a local church

  • General Agreement with FTS' doctrinal stance

*In some cases, students who do not possess an undergraduate degree consisting of four years of full-time study may gain admission by exception. Students who desire admission by exception should indicate this on their application. 

Program Costs:

$60 monthly tuition subscription

$65 graduation fee


To Apply:

 Complete an application through our Admissions page and include your unofficial transcripts.

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