FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is offering a promotional tuition rate for students who enroll in its new, online, Spanish-language Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree.

This spring, Southwestern’s trustees approved the fully online and accredited MTS degree, which includes 36 hours of study in Old Testament, New Testament, systematic theology, church history, Baptist heritage, Christian apologetics, and Bible and moral issues. This fully accredited degree was approved by seminary trustees this spring.

Now, the seminary is offering a promotional tuition rate of $100 per class for Hispanic students who desire to enroll in a completely Spanish version of this degree program. The degree requires no internet fee, nor does it require TOEFL or WES. On-campus students, however, cannot enroll in the program.

Four classes toward the Spanish MTS—Etica Cristiana, Historia Eclesiastica I, Introduccion al Nuevo Testamento I, and Teologica Sistematica I—will be offered this fall. The remaining courses will be unveiled during the next two years.

According to Craig Blaising, executive vice president and provost at Southwestern, the Spanish MTS is “part of a strategic global outreach.”

During an international summit at Southwestern Seminary, Aug. 6-10, Blaising said that students at schools within the Global Theological Innovations (GTI) network can earn their complete master’s degrees at this $100 promotional rate. During the summit, seminary leaders from the Hispanic world gathered together to learn from and partner with one another to improve theological education around the globe.

“Our desire,” Blaising said, “is to get education to those who strategically need it.”