The Master of Practical Theology, available fully online or in a hybrid online format, equips church leaders to think creatively and constructively about how the church shapes its life to respond to what God is doing in our world.  Rooted in Scripture and in a commitment to the spiritual formation of participants, students will learn how to do theology holistically as they explore, discuss, and engage six local church practices in depth. 

Participants will interact with and learn from experienced pastors in the context of the local church and experience the joy of doing theology as part of a team, while applying their learning immediately to their local ministry contexts.  As students progress through the program, they will also have the option at any time to switch into the fully online MDiv program, receiving credit for all courses taken toward the Master of Practical Theology.  Watch a full description of the Openseminary™ approach.

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OnlineUPalmer Seminary has been ranked among the most affordable online colleges for a master's in theology by OnlineU. 

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Note: This program replaced the Openseminary™ Master of Theological Studies. Current students can find information about the Openseminary™ MTS by viewing the Eastern University Catalog from the year they enrolled.