Academic Programs

YTI’s programs and courses are designed with you in mind, regardless of where you are on your faith journey.

Whether you are preparing for vocational ministry in the local church or a parachurch organization, want to be better equipped to serve in a volunteer capacity, or are exploring the meaning of faith in today’s dynamic world, YTI seeks to meet you where you are at. All courses may be taken for academic credit or audited for personal enrichment.

MASTER OF DIVINITY

YTI’s Master of Divinity degree is an innovative program delivered in Bozeman, Montana. The three-year residential course integrates the learning process into four interrelated tracks: Scriptures (biblical studies, languages), faith and life (theology, ethics, spirituality), world and culture (world religions, cultures), and practicum (worship, counseling, sacraments-ordinances). These tracks provide a contemporary learning environment that promotes student achievement more than a traditional lecture setting. The interrelated seminars with the tracks of YTI’s curriculum cover critical topics providing preparation for Christian ministry. The goal is for the student to leave “a master” of divinity, not simply with a master of divinity degree.

MASTER OF APPLIED THEOLOGY

YTI’s Master of Applied Theology degree is delivered through a combination of classroom engagement and online learning. Courses are theologically and biblically orthodox while simultaneously being relevant to culture, and are reviewed and revised every two years as necessary. YTI’s hybrid “Peripatetic” form of instruction is designed to meet the needs of the contemporary student and 21st century church. M.A.T. students will share the classroom experience with Diploma students and auditing students, but will have more rigorous academic requirements including online follow-up interaction with professors, essays, and exams.

DIPLOMA OF DIVINITY

The Diploma of Divinity program provides students a solid introduction to essential areas of biblical knowledge, theological understanding, and skills for the Christian life and ministry. Students complete seven core courses to satisfy the requirements of the Diploma. Diploma students will share the classroom experience with M.A.T. students and auditing students, and will have additional academic requirements including online follow-up interaction with professors, essays, and exams at a less-strenuous level than for M.A.T. students.