Academic Programs Master of Divinity The MDiv is the basic professional degree for ordained ministry in the local church and other ministerial leadership positions. The degree encompasses the breadth of traditions reflected in students and staff while connecting those traditions to the historic Christian church and faith. TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 87
Master of Theological Studies The MTS is an academic degree focused on a specific concentration within a general theological discipline. The degree is currently offered in four concentrations: Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Christian Spirituality, and Missional Theology. TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 50-52
Master of Arts in Counseling The MAC is a professional degree designed to meet the educational requirements set by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors (LPC) and the Texas State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 62
Doctor of Ministry The DMin is an advanced professional degree designed to enable the student to practice ministry at an exceptionally high level of competency. It builds on the foundation of the Master of Divinity degree and at least three years of subsequent professional practice in ministry. TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 43
Certificate Programs For information on Certificate programs in Spiritual Direction, Christian Spirituality, and Missional Leadership, or to take courses for credit without admission to a degree program, please contact the Admissions Office.
Affiliations Houston Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. The Commission contact information is: The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada,10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA; telephone 412-788-6505; fax 412-7886510; website www.ats.edu
Houston Graduate School of Theology
HGST is a member of the Council of Southwestern Theological Schools and is listed in the Education Directory: Colleges and Universities, published by the U.S. Department of Education. HGST is eligible to participate in programs regulated by federal law and is approved for veteransâ€™ benefits and Federal Student Loans.
Empowering Spiritual Leadership
HGST does not discriminate in any of its policies, practices, or procedures on the basis of color, sex, race, handicap, or national or ethnic origin. To obtain additional information and to schedule a visit, contact our Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 877-TRY-HGST or 713-942-9505 Fax: 713-942-9506 2501 Central Parkway, Suite A-19 Houston, TX 77092 www.hgst.edu
The mission of HGST is empowering spiritual leadership through the intellectual, spiritual, and vocational development of men and women in order to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world
Who We Are
Master’s degree prerequisites: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. Applicants to the Counseling program must have completed the GRE exam within the last five years.
Doctor of Ministry prerequisites: Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent plus three subsequent years of professional ministry experience. International Students: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 79 on the Internetbased exam, is required for those whose first language is other than English. Official academic transcripts from foreign institutions must be sent to an independent agency for evaluation (HGST does not pay for this service).
Tuition and Fees (subject to change) Tuition (Master’s): $390 per credit hour Tuition (DMin): $390 per credit hour Application Fee Master’s: $50 (non-refundable) Application Fee DMin: $100 (non-refundable) Student Services Fee: $200 per semester Immigration Documentation Processing Fee for international students): $135+
Evangelical – Though diverse in theological perspective, HGST consciously identifies with historic evangelical Christianity. Multicultural – HGST brings together people from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, economic, and language backgrounds.
Multidenominational – HGST encompasses a broad spectrum of faith experiences and doctrinal orientations and encourages the passionate espousal of personal convictions within an atmosphere of mutual respect for differences.
Our Mission The mission of HGST is empowering spiritual leadership through the intellectual, spiritual, and vocational development of men and women in order to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Student growth and development occurs in three related areas: The mind is challenged and strengthened; The spirit is guided and formed; The calling of God is discerned, yielded to, confirmed, and cultivated.
Steps to Admission 1. Submit the completed application form, including the application fee. 2. Have official transcripts of all postsecondary work sent directly to HGST from the registrars of each school previously attended. 3. Have three required reference forms sent directly to HGST, attesting to the applicant’s ability to do graduate-level work. 4. Submit answers to admission questions for the appropriate degree program. 5. Complete the English Proficiency Examination as part of the admissions process for Master’s applicants. 6. Submit official GRE score report for Counseling Applicants. 7. Submit Church Endorsement Form for DMin Applicants. 8. The Admissions Committee may require a personal interview with the applicant. Complete instructions and forms can be downloaded from the HGST website at www.hgst.edu.