MTS/BTS Program Manual

(diaconal ministry degrees where indicated) 

Program Description (MTS)

History and Values of the MTS Degree Program
College Program Structure
MTS Degree Requirements & Credits (51 Credits- 2013)
MTS Degree Requirements & Credits (60 Credits- Original Program)

Collegia (MTS/BTS)

Collegia Requirement

Mini-Projects (MTS/BTS)

Mini Project Guidelines
Mini Project Completion Form (New Form)

Practicum (MTS/BTS)

MTS Practicum Guidelines
MTS Practicum Supervisor Profile (New Form Oct 2015)
Record of Hours
Student Report
Supervisor Report

Thesis (MTS and MTS Diaconal)

Master’s Thesis Guidelines

Thesis Supervisor Profile
Approval of Thesis Proposal – Supervisor 2015
Approval of Thesis Proposal – Department Chair 2016
Approval for Completed Thesis – Supervisor 2015
Feedback for Thesis – Internal Examiner 2015
Feedback for Thesis – External Examiner 2015
Approval of Revised Thesis for Re-Exam 2015
Final Approval Completed Thesis with Revisions – Supervisor 2015
Thesis Process Evaluation Form – Student 2015
Thesis Process Evaluation Form – Supervisor 2015

Integrative Study (MTS)

Students coming into the MTS program after February 2013 will be required to write a thesis. The Integrative Study is an option available only to students enrolled in the program prior to that date.
Rationale: The Integrative Study (IS) was created as an option to a thesis in the early years of the MTS program. It is a personal, reflective project developed at a time when qualitative research did not embrace autoethnographic or heuristic research methodologies. These research method tools are now available and widely used, making the need for a specific reflective and integrative process redundant.
A supporting research methodology course is required by all students in the program. Mentors have been asked to encourage students who have been in the program since 2009, to consider the thesis process.
2016 Integrative Study Guidelines

Thesis (BTS in Diaconal Ministry)

Undergraduate Thesis Writing Outline
BTS Thesis Flow Chart
Helpful Hints for Supervisors
Thesis Supervisor Profile
Undergrad Thesis Proposal
Approval of Thesis Proposal – Supervisor
Feedback for Thesis Proposal from Chair
Approval for Completed Thesis – Thesis Supervisor
Feedback for Completed Thesis – Internal Reader
Final Approval Completed Thesis by Supervisor after Feedback
Thesis Process Evaluation Form – Student
Thesis Process Evaluation Form – Supervisor
Formatting Instructions For Thesis
Guidelines for Writing the Abstract
Undergraduate Thesis vs ITP Comparison

Integrative Theology Paper (BTS and BTS in Diaconal Ministry)

Outline for Writing the ITP-BTS
ITP Supervisor Profile
Feedback for ITP Proposal
Approval of Proposal – Supervisor
Approval of Completed ITP to go to Internal Examiner
ITP-Internal Examiner Evaluation
Final Approval Completed ITP – after feedback
ITP Process Evaluation Forms – Supervisor
ITP Process Evaluation Form – Student
ITP Sample Cover Page
Undergraduation Thesis vs ITP Comparison