At the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary, students can receive a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religious Education, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Students also can obtain a Dual degree, namely a combination of two of the Master’s programs offered at the ITC. Master of Divinity is offered on campus and online. It generally takes three years (72-78 semester hours) to complete the Master of Divinity degree, the basic, first professional degree for the ordained ministry offered to Students who enroll at the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary.
Certificate in Theology
The Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center offers a Certificate in Theology Program. You can participate by enrolling in this program in site near you, or by enrolling in the Program here at the Atlanta campus. We want to partner with you in your efforts to prepare yourself to minister in a rapidly changing world. To learn more about the Certificate in Theology Program, Click here:
Continuing Education Programs
At the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary/ITC, the curriculum is complemented by innovative special programs that provide research and learning opportunities for students and faculty and service to society. A partial list of such initiatives at the ITC includes: RISE Together, Youth Hope Builders Academy; the Sankofa Center: and the Black Women in Church and Society Program. For more information about these programs, Click here:
At the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary, students too have access to the following professional organizations:
American Academy of Religion www.aarweb.org
The Society of Biblical Literature www.sbl-site.org
The Society of Pentecostal Studies www.sps-usa.org
The Society for the Study of Black Religion
Students seeking admissions to the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary/ITC should plan to visit the ITC and participate in the Conference on the Ministry. It, too, would be good for perspective students to visit the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary/ITC during Founder’s Week, which usually is the last full week in February.
Tuition and Financial Aid:
The Church of God in Christ provides tuition assistance to the majority of students enrolled in the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary. If a student is enrolled in any of the Masters level programs, and is in good standing with the Church of God in Christ, and the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary, this financial support can be in the form of tuition assistance, housing assistance, and support for books and other supplies. Students enrolled in the Doctorial programs can receive limited aid. To learn more about these sources of financial assistance, the student should inquire at the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary’s office.
Prospective students at the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary also may apply for funding from a host of other sources, which are not Church of God in Christ. It is important that students who are interested in receiving federal financial aid complete an application with the ITC Financial Aid Office yearly, before April 1 of the year they plan to enroll in the ITC. Amounts of federal student financial aid are determined after a decision is reached about the status of a student’s application for admission. Students who wish to receive financial assistance must request from The ITC Financial Aid Office a Financial Aid packet, which contains the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA). Learn More : Click Here
Prospective students at the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary may apply for funding from a host of other sources, and the student can visit the sites listed below to obtain information about these sources of support: