Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
St. John's Seminary
127 Lake Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Secretariat: Cardinal's Office
Parent Office: Saint John Seminary


Angela Franks, Ph.D.
Office: 617-779-4104
Fax: 617-746-5459

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)


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Academic Formation      

  • Whole-Person Formation of the MTS  
  • Friday Formation Colloquium  
  • Evangelizing the Culture Requirement  
  • Admissions    

During his landmark visit to Poland in 1979, Pope Saint John Paul II proclaimed, “A new evangelization has begun.” The pontiff’s words, rooted in the Second Vatican Council’s renewed emphasis on the work of evangelization, would echo and reecho in years to come, leading Pope Benedict XVI to declare in 2013 a “Year of Faith” focusing on the “New Evangelization” – an outreach to baptized Catholics who have fallen away from the faith and a heightened commitment to proclaiming the beauty of the gospel to an increasingly secularized world. 

In response to the calls of recent popes to engage in the work of new evangelization, the Theological Institute at Saint John’s Seminary offers laypeople, deacons, and religious the opportunity to pursue a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree with a concentration on this important apostolate.

The MTS relies upon the four pillars of formation that Saint John’s Seminary provides to seminarians and, through the Theological Institute, to lay people, deacons, and religious: academic, human, spiritual, and apostolic.