Doctor of Theology (ThD)

The conjoint Doctor of Theology (ThD) program is intended primarily to equip persons for vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges and universities, or for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice. The ThD is offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and six TST member colleges.

TST is now accepting applications for those wishing to begin doctoral studies starting in September 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Application to an advanced degree program is made by submitting the online form and sending all of the supporting material to the Advanced Degree Office by the stated deadline. Applications are not processed until all materials and the application fee have been received. To request a separate financial aid application form, applicants should contact the TST member college to which they are applying.

To submit an on-line application click here.

EXPECTED CLOSURE.  Please note that TST’s current expectation is that the conjoint ThD program will be permanently closed to new admissions after September 2014. A new conjoint PhD in Theological Studies (currently undergoing an approval process) is expected to replace the ThD degree program. TST, of course, is strongly committed to supporting all doctoral students to the completion of the programs into which they were admitted.

For a description of the new proposed conjoint PhD, and opportunities for incoming doctoral students, please click here.



Transfer into the proposed Conjoint PhD

Students admitted into the ThD for Fall 2014-15 will have the option of transferring into the new conjoint PhD by enrolling in TST’s “Conjoint PhD Bridge Program,” assuming the new degree receives its final approvals. The “Bridge Program” will mimic the new conjoint PhD program, and offer students the same Program Features and Program Structure described above. Students will thus complete the requirements of the new degree. All students offered admission into the conjoint ThD in Fall 2014-15 are automatically eligible to enroll in the “Bridge Program.” Students with a first registration in Fall 2013-14 are also automatically eligible for this program.

Once the new conjoint PhD is approved (anticipated date: late Summer 2014), TST will contact all applicants offered admission into the conjoint ThD Program (for Fall 2014-15 and Fall 2013-14) to determine whether they would like to enroll in the Bridge Program or continue with their initial admission into the ThD.


Doctoral Handbook

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