Frequently Asked Questions

Where is SLST located?

While all classes have an online (remote access) option, core classes are also offered in person. Students are highly encouraged to attend in person whenever classes are offered in that format. In-person classes are held at either Risen Life Church or Gospel Grace Church, depending on the class.

The location of each class will be posted at the time of registration.

Can I really get a fully-accredited Master’s degree here?

Students can earn a fully-accredited Master of Theological Essentials from Gateway Seminary by taking half of their classes through SLST and the remaining classes through a Gateway campus, remote access or Gateway Online. That means a student can take both in-person and distance classes without leaving Salt Lake City to earn the MTE.

What is the relationship between Salt Lake School of Theology and Gateway Seminary?

SLST is an official teaching site of the Rocky Mountain Campus of Gateway Seminary. Professors teaching classes in the MTE program at SLST are considered adjunct faculty for Gateway Seminary. Students pursuing a Gateway degree at SLST must apply and be accepted for enrollment at Gateway Seminary.

SLST additionally offers a certificate program that is distinct from Gateway Seminary’s degrees. SLST also provides local resources and contextually relevant colloquia to students and ministry leaders in the area.

Can I still apply if I don’t have a bachelor’s degree?


Some students may be eligible for the Master’s by Exception program at Gateway. For more information about the Master’s by Exception program, consult the Academic Catalog or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What’s the difference between the MTE and the certificate program? Can I take both?

We encourage you to take both! The MTE is an accredited master’s degree offered by Gateway Seminary at SLST. The Intermountain Church Ministry certificate program is offered exclusively from SLST and is designed to further equip students spiritually, theologically, and missionally. Click the button below to find out more.

How much work is involved with the certificate program?

Students in the certificate program must attend at least six colloquia and complete the associated reading and paper. Additionally, certificate students will work through multiple semesters toward the completion of a capstone writing project. Under the mentorship of a local professor or pastor, students will complete a research or applied writing project and then teach their capstone project content in an approved missional setting.

How long does it take to finish the MTE?

Classes are offered on a three-year rotation, meaning that a student can finish the MTE in three years.

The proposed three-year class schedule can be accessed by request. Students who are unable to take a particular SLST class or wish to speed up their pace, can do so through Gateway Online or remote access classes at one of the other Gateway campuses or teaching sites.

Is there any financial help available?

Yes, financial help is available to qualifying students. To find out if you qualify, contact us.

When should I apply?

Now! If you are interested or think you might be interested, apply! On the Gateway site, select the Rocky Mountain Campus. There is no firm deadline for application submission. However, in the interest of new student success, we suggest that applications are completed by July 15 for fall term entry and by December 15 for spring term entry.

How do I register for classes?

Follow the instructions on this page to begin the process.

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