Master Degrees
CTS has degree programs in several fields as well as offering transfer degrees from other institutions. View the options below and click on the particular degree to discover more details.

No degree will be issued to any student unless that student has taken a minimum of 12 Credit Hours (4 courses) from Covenant Theological Seminary in the field of that degree. This does not diminish the number of required courses for each type of degree.


Master of Ministry

Requires a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum 30 credit hours of additional study.

This senior level Ministry degree program is designed to challenge you while also provide practical information. Your walk will be challenged and you will grow in your Christian walk as you put into practice in the real world what you are learning. 

Master of Ministry in Intercultural Studies

Requires a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum 30 credit hours of additional study.

As the graduate-level degree in Intercultural Studies, our program offers a solid framework for future ministry to other cultures whether at home or abroad helping you impact your world.

Master of Theology

Requires a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum 30 credit hours of additional study.

The study of God has often been altered to views that place God as our puppet. Not so with our program…we want God to be more real in your life, not less real.

(Dissertation Required)

Master of Ministry in Christian Counseling

Requires completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Our first graduate level Christian Counseling program is designed build on the foundation of our Bachelor program and further enhance your expertise in ministering to individuals and families.

Master of Ministry in Christian Education

Requires a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum 30 credit hours of additional study.

Our graduate level program for educators and administrators. It is designed to give you a solid foundation with which to minister in teaching settings – whether at church, Christian schools, or seminars.

Covenant Theological Seminary has been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards. All degrees of Covenant Theological Seminary are of an ecclesiastical nature, and whether granted or conferred, are in the restricted area of religion with the special purpose of preparing persons to work in the area of religion, whether educational or ministerial; they are not designed to be used in general academic circles. Transferability of credits earned at Covenant Theological Seminary and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. The degree programs of this seminary are designed solely for religious vocations. Credits and degrees earned from independent colleges in the State of North Carolina, which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, do not qualify the holder for a state teaching certification, nor do they qualify him or her to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a state teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his/her interest.

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