Welcome to the School of Theological Studies

Nina Gunter, the former general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene once said, "If you take missions out of the Bible, you won't have anything left but the covers." The Bible is, therefore, a missional text. It is the story of a God on mission to redeem his creation, drawing men and women from every tribe, tongue, people, and language into His kingdom. 

At Missional University we believe that a Biblical theology of mission is more than a core course. It is foundational to the University’s purpose and curriculum. Compelled by that foundation, the School of Theological Studies is committed to sound teaching in Scripture and doctrine, always in light of God’s missional purpose. As a student in the School of Theological Studies you will learn how to read the entire Bible missionally - from the heart of a missional God who invites us to participate in his redemptive mission and who sends us as a source of blessing to all peoples of the world. Furthermore, as a student, you will be taught, challenged, and equipped with a missional view of Scripture, history, theology, and ethics, all with a view of deepening your character and growing your ministry.

The School of Theological Studies has programs that lead to a Certificate in Theological Studies, an Associate of Theological Studies degree, a Bachelor of Theological Studies (completion) degree, and a Master of Theological Studies.  Graduates will be able to apply the scripture to the missional task, teach others missional theology, and apply the scriptures to contemporary social issues. 


Number of Departments:  5

Number of Dual Enrollment Programs:  1

Number of Undergraduate Certificates Programs:  3

Number of Associate Programs:  3

Number of Bachelor Completion Programs:  6

Number of Master's Programs:  13

Number of Faculty:  17 

Percent of Faculty with Doctorates:  100%   

Percent of Faculty with International Experience:  100% 




The Bachelor of Theological Studies is a degree completion program.  A minimum of 42 transfer credit hours and fulfillment of general education requirements are necessary to be admitted.

  • Biblical Studies
  • Missional Theology & History
  • Moral Formation & Social Ethics
  • Cultural Theology
  • Contextual Theology
  • Ecotheology Studies



Admission into the Master of Theological Studies requires prior graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.  Below is a list of majors in the Master of Theological Studies:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Contextual Theology
  • Cultural Theology
  • Missional Theology
  • Early Christian Mission
  • Moral Formation & Social Ethics
  • Public Theology & Applied Ethics 
  • Ecotheology