TST is currently pursuing a conjoint PhD degree with the University of Toronto. Information about admission requirements and procedures will likely be available by Fall 2013. Once the details are known about the admission process, applicants are welcome to apply to the program. Please check the TST website for updates in Fall 2013.
The TST doctoral program aims to develop competence that will enable students to make an original contribution to scholarship in a chosen area of specialization. The program requires two years of full-time study, followed by a period of post-residential study (full-time or part-time) which should not exceed four years.
The program is divided into four distinct stages: coursework and language preparation; comprehensive examinations; the preparation of a thesis proposal; the writing and defence of a thesis, which must make an original contribution to theological scholarship and demonstrate the student's competence to advance theological understanding for the sake of church, academy and society.
The ThD is offered through the Biblical, Historical, Pastoral and Theological Departments. Each department specifies how the program requirements are to be fulfilled by its students. Doctoral candidates shall be required to take three units in areas of significantly minor interest in their own department or in another department of the TST or the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies.
ThD degrees are granted conjointly by the University of Toronto and the TST member school in which the student is registered.