Houston Theological Seminary is an evangelical and multi-denominational community, which exists as a graduate school within Houston Baptist University to provide a Christ-centered biblical education for the church and for the city. Drawing on our foundation in biblical studies, our goal is to bring together the best of missional and academic resources to further the Kingdom of God. We partner with Second Baptist Church Houston so our ministry classes are taught by those on the front lines. Students also have access to graduate level courses from other parts of the university, such as the business school, to supplement their theological education for the practicalities of modern ministry.
We offer a range of programs that bring together the life of faith, academic study, and the practice of ministry. Each of these programs emphasize different aspects so that you can tailor your educational path to match your personal goals and interests. Not sure which degree is right for you? Check out these further details about our different degree programs.
- Master of Divinity (MDiv) – 72 hours
- MA in Christian Leadership (MACL) – 36 hours
- MA in Theological Studies (MATS) – 36 hours
- MA in Apologetics (MAA) – 36 hours
- MA in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) – 36 hours
- MA in Biblical Languages (MABL) – 36 hours
- MA in Classics & Early Christianity (MACEC) – 36 hours
- *Doctor of Ministry (DMin) – 30 hours
*Pending Approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Houston Theological Seminary is a special place shaped by a vibrant faith and a diverse community. Why HTS?
- Come Study with the Authors
- Biblical Foundation
- Personal, Seminar-Focused Classes
- Flexible and Accessible
- Spiritual Formation
- Ministry Formation and Internships
- Graduate Certificates
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For Admissions questions regarding Houston Theological Seminary, please contact The Graduate School.
Surveyors- A surveyor is someone who is taking a course in a not-for-credit capacity, simply for one’s own enjoyment and personal development. Please note that any courses taken as a surveyor will not count for credit in the future either. Find out about the current opportunities to audit/survey a class.
There are a variety of ways to engage the Department of Theology: we’re on Facebook, we have a community blog, we offer an annual Theology Conference, and we have regular lectures by preeminent scholars as part of the A.O. Collins Lecture Series.