For the degree, 58 semester hours of coursework are required, with 23-27 dedicated to core and option courses, 15-18 hours in the student’s concentration, and 13-20 hours of electives. The degree is typically completed in two years.The Master of Theological Studies degree requires a two-part extended essay (2 semester hours total). With the approval of faculty, a student may choose to complete a thesis (4 semester hours total). Additionally, joint degree programs are available, including a Master of Theological Studies/Juris Doctorate (M.T.S./J.D) and a Master of Theological Studies/Master of Science in Nursing (M.T.S./M.S.N.).