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Master of Theological studies (m.t.s.)

Program overview

The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) in Biblical Counseling is a 42-credit-hour graduate degree. Students will gain a solid foundation in hermeneutics and systematic theology and will complete seven courses in biblical counseling. This program is designed to equip students for vocational ministry in biblical counseling and includes a fifty-hour supervised counseling practicum. 

We are pleased to announce that Forge Theological Seminary is a Certified Training Center with the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). IABC provides recognized biblical counseling certification rooted in the truth of the sufficiency of God's holy Word. Forge students will now be able to earn counseling certification while simultaneously earning a degree program.

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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