Palmer's MTS degree prepares women and men for careers in parachurch ministry, public policy, and teaching, among others, and encourages approaching all vocations as ministry. Students can choose concentrations in Christian Faith and Public Policy, Biblical Studies and Theology, Christian Counseling, and General Studies. View concentration and curriculum information.

Some pursue this degree in response to God’s call for vocational application in government, advocacy, counseling and lay ministry within their own congregation, or for personal spiritual growth. Others pursue this degree to prepare for PhD studies.

Program Details

  • Delivery: on-campus
  • Length: 48 credits; 2 years average full-time (part-time options available)
  • Cost: view the cost per unit and our financial aid options
  • Locations: St. Davids, PA
  • Start Terms: January and August
“What I appreciated most about Palmer was the space to rethink the fundamentals of Biblical Christianity, which have been shaped sometimes more by culture than by the scriptures. Any educational experience should not just confirm, but challenge, and Palmer provided just such a “wrestling” arena!”

Linda Hytha, MTS '17

Whole Gospel. Whole World. Whole Persons.

  • Whole Gospel: Demonstrate a biblically informed and theologically grounded commitment to a Holistic Gospel Witness. Activate a commitment to service in the church and community to minister to changing times.
  • Whole World: Develop the ability to engage in the reality and the theology of diverse communities; through a global context of the Christian tradition and intercultural understanding.
  • Whole Persons: Develop a hunger for lifelong spiritual formation and a commitment to fostering interdependent relationships.