master of theological studies


ACTS Seminaries offers a Master of Theological Studies for Christian leaders called to teaching, pursuing a doctorate or seeking to enhance their ministry.

The MTS program equips graduates with expanded knowledge and research ability in one of several disciplinary specialization from which they may choose. Through mentorship, in-depth discussion, advanced study in a specific theological discipline, students become better prepared to teach and influence the current and future generations of Christians.

Great Preparation for future academic pursuits (PhD)

Access to TWU campus and library services – one of the greatest collections in Canada for a Masters program

Home to the John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies – the only one of its kind in North America

Financial Aid and Grants Available

Graduates are prepared to make a difference leading in the following settings:

Research and Doctoral Studies
Religious Education
Church-based teaching ministries
Academic Administration Ministries

Specializations are available in the following areas:

Church History

New Testament
Old Testament
Septuagint (Greek Old Testament)

  The MTS program at ACTS encourages rich conversation and study about the work of God. It not only challenged me, but also helped me to construct critical and careful thinking skills. The MTS program has proven invaluable for my continued academic and professional pursuits. 

– Ashley John Moyse,
PhD Graduate from University of Newcastle, Australia


  • A 4-year bachelor degree from an accredited college or university. The degree should include at least 30 semester hours in biblical and theological studies, of which at least 12 semester hours correspond to the intended area of specialization. (For students planning to pursue the Old Testament specialization, six of the 12 semester hours corresponding to the intended area of specialization must be Hebrew language, and for students planning to pursue the New Testament specialization, six of the 12 semester hours corresponding to the intended area of specialization must be Greek language.)
    Admission may be granted to motivated applicants who do not have the appropriate prerequisites, on the condition that the student will meet these deficiencies by taking additional graduate courses to increase their level of competence.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and of 3.0 (B) in the courses that correspond to the intended area of specialization.
  • Confess faith in Jesus, be members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic, ministerial and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community.
  • As a specialized research program, the MTS demands a high level of proficiency in the discipline of specialization and the capacity to write a quality graduate thesis.
  • Students are expected to maintain a grade point average consistent with graduation requirements for the degree (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, with a GPA of 3.0 in the area of specialization). The MTS program committee monitors student progress through coursework, with a view to confirming that the student is ready for the thesis project and reasonably assured of being able to complete the program successfully.
  • Formal program candidacy coincides with a committee-approved thesis proposal.

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