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MTS Learning Aims

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Graduates of the Master of Theological Studies program should:

  • Demonstrate the skills, methods and knowledge constitutive of the academic discipline of theology so that they might be able to move successfully on to a PhD. This will include the ability to undertake original research and to describe the results of that research in an appropriate manner.
  • Describe and analyze Christian theology in its historical, cultural, and comparative expressions including attention to non-Western and/or traditionally marginalized Christian communities.
  • Demonstrate a level of expertise in a theological sub-discipline such as: Scripture, historical theology, systematic theology, moral theology, comparative theology et al.
  • Be able to evaluate appropriately scholarly work in theology.
  • Be able to read, translate, and understand a language that is original to some of the primary texts of the discipline.