ITS now offers courses in sequence for students to earn a Master of Divinity degree, an MA in Biblical and Theological Ministry degree or a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies. Courses are $165 per credit hour. Auditing is half the tuition.
Taught by Dr. Nicholas Piotrowski
Taught by Drs. Stephen Wellum & David Schrock
Taught in conjunction with the 2019 Simeon Trust Workshop
Taught by Dr. Mark Eckel
Taught by Dr. Ryan Griffith
Taught by Dr. Nicholas Piotrowski
Taught by Dr. Kristofer Holroyd
Taught by Dr. Samuel Emadi
Taught by Dr. William Barcley
Taught by Dr. James Brandyberry
Taught by Dr. James Gregory
Indianapolis Theological Seminary offers two degrees and one certificate:
Designed for those pursuing vocational ministry, particularly the pastorate (95 credits).
Designed for those who wish to sharpen their lay-leadership skills (60 credits).
Designed for those who seek to grow through in-depth biblical and theological studies (30 credits).
The aim of the MDiv and MA is to graduate students who are adept at:
Hermeneutics & Biblical Theology,
Historical & Systematic Theology,
Ministerial Leadership, and
The GCCS aims at giving students a diverse sampling of these areas of study. Read more about these distinctives here.
The unique component about the MDiv and MA is that a significant number of the courses will be offered in local church contexts (internships, apprenticeships, etc.) while the rest will be taught in classroom settings. Thus, ITS has the vision of wedding robust graduate-level academic instruction with real ministerial experience right here in Indianapolis. Internships will be carried out as arranged by the student and the supervising church/pastor; in-class courses meet on various days throughout the week, with occasional weekend intensives. Those who graduate with the GCCS can still use those earned credits towards the MA or MDiv.
The ITS Master of Divinity degree includes credits earned in class and in internships in the following disciplines:
The ITS Master of Arts in Biblical Ministry degree includes credits earned in class and in internships in the following disciplines:
The ITS Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies includes credits earned in class in the following disciplines:
ITS has a growing collection of study and research materials, housed in the Belton Resource Center (room 211) at Castleview Church.
Students can search the ITS library catalog through Sycamore. Specific call numbers can be found on the Library of Congress search page. Many journals can be searched and accessed through the Open Access Digital Theological Library and the Directory of Open Access Journals.
NOTE: Library hours commonly change between semesters, as well as on/around holidays. You can call Castleview to verify hours here: 317.842.4220.
Students with an access code can use the library on Saturdays and weeknights as well. It is always closed, however, on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and Fridays before noon.
Contact the ITS librarian here with any questions and/or book renewal requests:
ITS students can search holdings through their Sycamore Campus accounts:
To find books on the ITS shelves, find call numbers here:
Open access journals can be searched here:
Archives and access to these specific journals can be found here:
Internships with local churches and/or ministries comprise ITS's "Practical Theology" (PT) courses. Students pursuing the M.A. in Biblical & Theological Ministry degree are required to take 9 credits of Practical Theology (PT) courses. Students pursuing the M.Div. degree are required to take 23 credits of PT courses. Internships can be in the following areas:
PT 501 Pastoral Theology (2 credits)
PT 510 Polity (2 credits)
PT 515 Evangelism & Discipleship (3 credits)
PT 601 Preaching I (3 credits)
PT 602 Preaching II (3 credits)
PT 701 Counseling (3 credits)
PT 710 Missions (3 credits)
PT 715 Church Planting (3 credits)
Additional internship in other areas can be considered as well.
Some areas of study are better accomplished by immersion into the life and daily activities of practitioners. The purpose of ITS internships is to provide students with real-world learning experiences that will foster practical ministry wisdom with strong theological moorings in the context of healthy Christian ministries, led by tried and proven practitioners. Students will learn practical details of the specific ministry in which they are interning, apply theological knowledge to said ministry, and produce experiential ministry fruit (preach, teach, counseling, evangelize, disciple, etc.).
The timing of these internships is very flexible. Students can fit them into their schedule as suites them best in the course of pursuing a degree, beginning with the 500 level internships right away. The 600 and 700 level internships are better experiences after having some Bible and Theology classes first. The Preaching internships have Hermeneutics as a prerequisite.
Students should locate their own internship or may approach the ITS Internship Director (ID) for assistance in securing an internship. The internship may or may not be completed in the student’s home church. The student should consider an opportunity which will broaden their experience and add depth to their resume.
Read more about where our students have interned: History of Student Internships
Students must complete an Approval Form for each internship, and return to the Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org by the following dates:
July 15 for fall internships
December 15 for spring internships
April 15 for summer internships
Internships will be approved by the ITS Internship Director (ID) by the following dates, at which time the student must register for PT course:
August 15 in order to register for fall internships
January 15 in order to register for spring internships
May 15 in order to register for summer internships
For more information, download the Internship Handbook here.
There are three steps to apply to ITS:
STEP 1: Fill Out the Application Form
STEP 2: Pay the $30 Application Fee
STEP 3: Have Official Post-Secondary Transcript(s) Sent to ITS (only necessary for students planning to take courses for credit)
Indianapolis Theological Seminary
8601 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256
This step is only necessary for students planning to take courses for credit. Auditors may skip this step.