Reformed Theological Seminary

Reformed Theological Seminary

Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is a non-denominational, evangelical Protestant seminary dedicated to training current and future leaders (especially in its Presbyterian and Reformed branches) to be pastors, missionaries, educators, and Christian counselors. It maintains a belief in the inerrancy of the Bible and generally follows Reformed tradition, including Covenant Theology. It was founded in Jackson, Mississippi and also has campuses in Orlando, Florida, Washington D.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina.


One of the unique features of RTS is its governance. Founded out of the liberal-conservative tensions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, the seminary is held together by an active Board of Directors exercising oversight through its administration. RTS does not employ the traditional tenure system for its faculty. The RTS leadership consists of institutional support and individual campus administration. Each campus has its own president that reports to the Chancellor. The present Chancellor and CEO of RTS is Robert "Ric" Cannada, Jr. The president of RTS Orlando is Frank James. The president of RTS Charlotte is Michael A. Milton. Guy Richardson is the president of RTS Jackson, Mississippi. The president of the RTS Virtual Campus is Andy Peterson.


Reformed Theological Seminary offers the following academic degrees:

* Master of Arts (M.A.) in Religion, Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Missions, Marriage and Family Therapy (Counseling), Christian Thought, and Christian Education
* Master of Divinity (M.Div., professional degree)
* Master of Theology (Th.M., research degree, prior M.A. or M.Div. required)
* Doctor of Ministry (D.Min., terminal professional degree)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies (Ph.D., terminal research degree)

Campus locations

In addition to the original campus in Jackson, Mississippi and the campuses in Orlando, Florida, Washington, DC and Charlotte, North Carolina, there is an extension in Atlanta, Georgia that offers the MAR but not the M.Div degree. RTS's distance learning program, RTS Virtual, offers an accredited MAR.

Notable faculty

Current and past resident faculty members include Greg L. Bahnsen, Steve Brown, J. Ligon Duncan, John Frame, Roger Nicole, Richard L. Pratt, Jr., R. C. Sproul, and Bruce Waltke. Guest faculty have included D. A. Carson, Mark Dever, and Tim Keller.

External links

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