Memphis Theological Seminary
Memphis Theological Seminary is a Cumberland Presbyterian seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. Although it is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, it accepts and trains ministerial candidates from other groups as well. Besides the traditional Master of Divinity (MDiv), Memphis Theological Seminary also grants the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM), Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM), and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degrees. It also administers the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination's Program of Alternate Studies or PAS.
MTS is a continuation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Theological School. It was moved from the campus of Bethel College (now Bethel University) in McKenzie, Tennessee, to Memphis.
The current interim president is Dr. Susan Parker. The seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and the Commission on Colleges and Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The seminary is also approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church to educate United Methodist theological students.