Degree Programs



Master of Divinity: The Master of Divinity is especially designed to prepare you for pastoral ministry in a rigorous 106 semester-hour degree typically completed in 3 or 4 years.  Students wishing to focus their electives can choose from the following emphases:


Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and CounselingThe Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling is a 71 semester-hour degree typically completed in 24 months to prepare for counseling ministry, specifically licensure as a LPC or LMFT. (Three-year track available.)

Master of Arts: The Master of Arts is a 66 semester-hour degree typically completed in 2 years. The 36-hour core establishes a solid academic foundation in biblical, theological, and historical studies.  30 hours of electives provides maximum flexibility for students to shape their coursework to fit their needs.

Doctor of Ministry: As of August 1, 2015, RTS Jackson is no longer accepting applications to the Doctor of Ministry program.  Current students in the DMIN program will be in a ‘teach out’ to finish the program.  If you are interested in a Doctor of Ministry at RTS, please contact our Orlando or Charlotte campuses.

Certificate Program: An extremely flexible 32 semester-hour program typically finished within a year for those interested in building a solid biblical foundation for the Christian Life.