The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) equips pastors and church planters for the full range of local church ministry: preaching and teaching, cultural exegesis, evangelism, discipleship, counseling, administration, leadership development, and church planting. The program consists of 12 core courses (36 credit hours), with optional concentrations in Church Planting, Urban Ministry, or Pastoral Leadership (12 additional credit hours). The degree may be completed in 2 years of study.
In accordance with the core vales of accessibility to persons of all socio-economic levels and flexibility for people from various backgrounds, Grimké offers a Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) degree for qualifying students. Eligible applicants are men who have a high school diploma or GED, but who lack a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning. The BDiv program is identical in curriculum and requirements to the MTS with a concentration.