Mastering Theological English (MTE) is an intensive language course sequence that equips international students with the high level of skill in theological English required for study at Westminster.

Students who qualify for admission to a Westminster program in all respects, with the exception of their TOEFL scores, may satisfy this requirement by successfully completing the appropriate level of MTE:

MTE I is for students with TOEFL iBT scores of 68–87 who are applying to Westminster’s MDiv, MAR, DMin, or Certificate programs. It is also for students who are applying to the ThM program and need to fulfill the prerequisite to enter MTE II.


MTE II is for students with TOEFL iBT scores of 85–99 who are applying to the ThM program. Entrance requirements can also be met through successful completion of MTE I.

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