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Welcome to the Course of Study School of Ohio (COS). COS is a regional school that is supported by Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) and United Theological Seminary (UTS) in Dayton, OH. Courses for full-time and part-time local pastors are taught on both campuses. The Course of Study School of Ohio is an educational program established by the Division of Ordained Ministry, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church. Connected with the regional school are two extensions -- West Virginia Extension (Spencer, W. VA.) for part-time local pastors, and the Native American Course of Study, for Native American local pastors and persons serving Native American congregations.

COS offers the required five-year Course of Study for licensed local pastors who are not attending seminary. Courses are held on the MTSO campus in four two-week-end sessions and one two-week summer intensive session. Students are in residence for all classes. We also offer courses on the UTS campus. This program offers courses in a hybrid format, that is, the first half of the class is taught online, with the second half in-residence on the United campus. With these offerings, students have an opportunity to experience classes through a variety of methods.

Another vital aspect of our program at COS is the integral opportunity for spiritual formation and direction, as well as enrichment programs that offer additional educational or experiential sessions that are not covered in the normal course load.

Our faculty is comprised of faculty from the two seminaries, neighboring institutions, and well-qualified persons from the surrounding community. They are all academically gifted, theologically grounded, and persons who are committed to developing the best leadership possible for the church.

COS is committed to providing you with the education you need. We look forward to your joining us here at the Course of Study School of Ohio.

Blessings and Peace,


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Fees for 2014

$30 Registration Fee
$270 Tuition (per class)
$100 Housing (per term)
$455 Summer Intensive
Housing + Meals






New Revised Curriculum, Effective September 2014





2014 Fall Schedule - Draft



2014 Fall Housing is Full

TARRP Workshop coming to MTSO
"Small Membership Churches

 Can Have A Big Impact:
Making Your Voice & Vote Count
with Bishop Gregory V. Palmer

Saturday, September 6, 2014
9 am – 4 pm



Student Information HANDBOOK
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Course Planning Grid - MTSO / UTS 


 2014 Summer Int

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Current Students Only:
CLICK HERE to update contact or conference information

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