MDiv after MTS in Religion Posted April 29, 2017 Can someone ELI5 and explain why someone in the RS field would get two Masters (not judging, it just seems like this has been a hot topic online lately within the field)? None of my professors have received two masters, and the majority of graduate students at "top tier" programs only have one as well (as you can find on the schools website in graduate students section). I'm sure there are some students who may have two masters, but it seems like a huge time inconvenience - not to mention it suggests to me, that we grad students may not be selecting the best coursework? I know a lot of students who got MDIV went back because they felt it was too "preachy" and they wanted to work more on the "academic" side (MA/MTS). I was always under the impression that papers, presentations, and conferences were huge qualifiers, as well as learning a language (which can be done over 2 summers and continuously through semesters). Isn't the goal to get a PhD after Masters?