Global Degree Programs
Concerned directly with the text of Holy Scripture, the 66-hour MABS trains students in hermeneutics and the exegesis of the Greek and Hebrew for the purpose of theological reflection.
The 66-hour MATS focuses on the systematic exposition of Christian doctrine, guided by the Westminster Standards, reliant on the witness of Church history, and rooted in Holy Scripture.
The 60-hour MAR is designed for Christians who desire to bring biblical and theological reflection on a wide spectrum of societal issues.
Certificate programs are tailored to meet the needs of the candidates or the requirements of agencies with which they may be associated. Missionary candidates may meet the requirements of their sending agencies by taking a one-year program in Bible, Theology, or Missions. Campus ministry candidates may find courses in Bible and theology to be a helpful addition to training that may be given by their supporting agencies. As with degree programs, a B.A. degree or its equivalent from an accredited school is required.
The church-based mentor is a key component of the M.A. degree programs, and all Global M.A. students are required to choose a mentor early in their degree work. Students meet with their mentors to review course material and discuss application to personal growth and ministry. The mentor may be a pastor, elder, or another qualified layperson in the church. Mentors discuss lectures with students, may serve as proctors for exams, read their thesis, and help evaluate the progress of the students throughout the program.
RTS Global Education provides mentors with resources for effective mentoring, including schedules and guides for working through each course with the student. For a more detailed description of the mentoring program, contact Brittain Brewer, Director of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.