Overview of Programs

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) - Details

  • Three-year ministerial training program
  • Ideal for those seeking ordination to Holy Orders
  • Greek and Hebrew required
  • Solid core training in Scripture, Church History, Theology, Homiletics, Liturgics, Pastoral Theology, and Practical Ministry

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

  • Two-year intensive study program
  • M.A.R (or equivalent) required for acceptance into this program
  • Greek and Hebrew required
  • Will help to become 'M.Div. equivalent' (required by most jurisdictions for those pursuing the presbyterate/priesthood)
  • Up to 1/3 of courses may be completed through External Studies program

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) - Details

  • Two-year program
  • Ideal for those pursuing lay-ministry, further graduate study, or seeking ordination as a perpetual Deacon (i.e., not pursuing Holy Orders later)
  • May be completed via CTH’s External Studies program

M.A.R. Deaconess Studies - Details

Master of Theology (Th.M.) - Details

  • M.Div. or B.D. (or equivalent) required for acceptance into this program
  • One- to two-year intensive study program
  • Equivalent of a four-year Th.M. degree offered by some seminaries
  • One-year thesis option (CTH graduates only)
  • May be completed via CTH’s External Studies program

Certificate in Anglican Studies - Details

  • Designed for those who do not have a seminary degree and want to know the distinctives of Anglicanism
  • Can be completed in one year
  • May be completed via CTH’s External Studies program

Statement on Accreditation

CTH is not accredited by any secular accrediting organization, governmental agencies, or theological accrediting associations. CTH is licensed by the REC Theological Commission, relying on the integrity of the REC and her origination in 1873 for legitimacy.

CTH does not directly offer or confer civil academic degrees on the authority of the State of Texas. Successful CTH graduates are awarded the appropriate titles and degrees of their qualifications directly by the Diocese of Mid-America (REC) under the direction of the REC Theological Commission. CTH’s credits are widely accepted by many institutions and denominations for ordination purposes, but there is no guarantee of such.

Awards and Graduation

Graduation exercises are normally held during the diocese’s annual Synod but may be held at different times during the year at the discretion of the Chancellor and President. The photo below is from the graduation services at Synod, 26 February 2015. (Photo © Lawrence Jones, used by permission.)

CTH Graduation 2015