What You Need to Know
Electives, Concentrations, and Certificates
The MATS curriculum is chock full of electives. In other words, you can focus on your area of interest. You can use the electives to earn a concentration or graduate certificate (Concentration in Formative Spirituality, Concentration in Biblical Studies, Certificate in Biblical Studies, the Spiritual Direction Graduate Certificate, or the Formative Spirituality Graduate Certificate) or you can use them to build something completely your own.
Continuing Education Requirement
Each MATS student is required to participate in at least 4 continuing education programs. You get to choose which ones you attend—and there are lots to choose from.
You can take many of our courses via distance learning. Some of these might be intensive classes or "hybrid" classes in which at least 50% of the course is held with all students on campus. The Seminary does not currently offer a completely online degree program. To obtain the MATS degree, students must complete at least one-third of the required credits on campus in Bethlehem, PA.