Methodist Theological School in Ohio
For six decades, Methodist Theological School in Ohio has been a portal to lives of service, leadership and lasting significance. Located on 80 hillside acres in Greater Columbus, the MTSO campus is a place where church, society and scholarship intersect for the benefit of all three.
MTSO graduate programs have evolved and expanded over the past five decades. Today the school offers six degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries, Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Arts in Social Justice, Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Ministry. Campus facilities also have been expanded and updated. Technological advances enable the Dickhaut Library to offer access to 46 million books through an online system, in addition to the 102,000 volumes on its shelves.
Updated and fully wired academic facilities are complemented by housing options ranging from a residence hall that can accommodate single-night stays to townhomes suitable for families. The wooded beauty of the campus provides a backdrop for an outdoor chapel, a prayer labyrinth and a mile-long walking path.
MTSO aspires to be a vibrant, diverse, inclusive community that faithfully engages the intersections of church, society and academy to prepare leaders for ministry and service in pursuit of a transformed world. Celebrating and appropriating the scriptures, traditions and myriad experiences of Christian faith in an open and challenging formational community, cultivating learning for ministry and service.
MTSO is deeply committed to transformative, sustaining justice as an expansive theological vision consistent with the creative, renewing, resurrecting activity of God in the world. To this end, the school creates a new imagination for the church of the future through creative work in institutional programs, relationships and resources to promote equity, justice and integrity. MTSO intentionally connects with social justice movements that attend to sustainable social change, transforming both church and world.