Advanced Degree Programs

The Toronto School of Theology (TST) has the largest graduate program in theology in Canada. Almost 400 students are registered in TST's advanced degree programs.

TST offers two advanced master's degrees, the Master of Theology (ThM) and the Master of Arts in Theology (MA). The ThM degree is granted conjointly by the University of Toronto and the TST member school in which the student is registered. The MA degree is granted by the University of St. Michael's College.

TST's doctoral program leads towards the Doctor of Theology (ThD), granted conjointly by the University of Toronto and the TST member school in which the student is registered, or the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (PhD), granted by the University of St. Michael's College.

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program is a professional doctoral degree granted conjointly by the University of Toronto and the TST member school in which the student is registered.

Academic policies for the Advanced Degree programs are administered collaboratively by the TST Director of Advanced Degree Programs (TST AD Director), by the Director of Advanced Degree Studies in the student's college of registration (college AD Director), and by the academic department in which the student is registered. An Advanced Degree Office located in the TST building supports the administration of the Advanced Degree programs. Applications to the Advanced Degree programs are made to the TST AD Director.


To inquire further about the information aboce, contact the Advanced Degree Administrator.

Programs

A NEW DOCTORAL DEGREE - The "Conjoint" PhD (in Theological Studies)

The Toronto School of Theology (TST) expects to open a conjoint PhD degree program in Theological Studies to a class entering in September 2015. "Conjoint" means that the proposed PhD (in Theological Studies) will be offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and six TST member colleges. It will be administered by TST’s Graduate Centre for Theological Studies. 

This program is designed to foster graduate-level competence in several basic areas of theological study, and to provide the opportunity for more advanced work in areas of particular interest to the student. It prepares the student for admission to a doctoral program.

An MA student may complete the degree program entirely on a part-time basis. The minimum time required to complete the program is two years, the maximum allowed is six years and consists of twelve courses. A thesis of at least 12,500 words is also required.

The Doctor of Ministry is a conjoint degree with the University of Toronto. The program provides the opportunity to develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of ministry in which theory and practice inform and enhance one other. It is designed to assist students in gaining advanced expertise in the general practice of ministry as well as advanced skill in specialized area of research particular to their ministry.

This program is designed to deepen students' knowledge of theology and further their preparation for doctoral study or pastoral ministry. To accomplish this, two options for the ThM program are offered:

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 Toronto School of Theology (TST) member colleges.

TST will soon be accepting applications for those wishing to begin doctoral studies starting in September 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.


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