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Online Master of Theological Studies

Accepting students for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

For those who study where they live and work

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology now offers its Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree online! The online MTS program is equivalent to the on-campus version of the same degree. It comprises 16 three-credit courses delivered asynchronously. Eight required courses cover the foundations of Orthodox Theology, including:

  • Biblical Studies (Old and New Testament Introductions)
  • Church History
  • Patrology (Church Fathers)
  • Liturgics
  • Dogmatic Theology
  • Ecumenism/World Religions

The program serves those who are ...

  • looking for a customizable graduate theological degree comprised of eight electives and eight required courses.
  • wishing to pursue doctoral studies following their MTS degree.
  • are Orthodox Christians from all jurisdictions seeking graduate study in theology.
  • deacons or monastics who need additional theological education.
  • members of other Christian traditions interested in a graduate degree in Orthodox theological studies.
  • lay Orthodox leaders that desire to serve their parishes by deepening their understanding of the Orthodox faith.

Program Description

The MTS program is designed to offer a general introduction to Orthodox theology through graduate-level study. It is a first degree in theology. Students also choose an area of concentration to devote at least four courses. Four open electives round out the 16-course curriculum. In the final semester, students write an Integrative Academic Essay.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Application (to apply fill out above form)
  • Academic transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a priest)
  • Personal Statement
  • An accredited bachelor’s or higher degree
  • The GRE exam is not required

Cost and Scholarships

  • Applicants may be eligible for scholarships and financial aid.
  • The cost of the MTS online program is $1,875 per three-credit course.
  • Contact Michael Kirchmaier, the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, for information or to apply for financial assistance (email mkirchmaier@hchc.edu).

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