*NOTE: The deadline for application to the 2014-2015 DMin program is November 15, 2013. Applications to the DMin program will be recieved beginning September 2013. An updated version of the DMin application form will be available in August 2013.
List of Application Materials Needed
An application for the DMin program can be obtained from the Toronto School of Theology website or the DMin office. The application requirements consist of the following:
- An application form and $100 application fee (payable by Visa, cheque, or money order only)
- Competence in English is required for those candidates whose first language is not English (see section 1.4 of the DMin Handbook).
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
- A personal statement, not more than 1200 words, on the following: thoughts on the theory and practice of Christian ministry including goals, objectives, and rationale for ministry; thoughts on the present and future needs of the church as it ministers in changing social, economic, and political contexts; description of research interests and reasons for applying to the TST DMin program, including TST AD faculty with whom the applicant may study; future plans for applicant’s practice of ministry.
- A writing sample. All students applying to the DMin program must submit, either electronically or by mail, a writing sample (e.g., essay, thesis) of between 15-25 pages demonstrating independent research and writing ability. This sample may be submitted electronically, by email to email@example.com. If sending electronically, please use PDF format.
- A selected bibliography of applicant’s current readings in theology or other fields related to their practice of ministry and research interest.
- Official transcripts: undergraduate, MDiv or its academic equivalent (pending approval by the CSM Admissions Committee), and any other post-graduate degrees. Note: transcripts should be sent directly to the DMin office by the degree-granting institution.
- Four letters of reference: Two academic letters of reference from faculty members who taught the applicant in the institution from which they received their MDiv (or equivalent degree); Two letters of reference from colleagues of good standing and known reputation who are active in the field of ministry in which the applicant is currently working.
- A Ministry Base Group letter of support from a person in the applicant’s intended ministry base. This person is to assist in the formation of a ministry base in the church or institution in which the applicant’s ministry will be located for the duration of the program. This group exists to support the applicant through the essential components of the DMin program.
- A Denominational or Institutional letter of support from an appropriate official in the applicant’s diocese, religious order, presbytery, conference, or institution. They must declare full recognition of the applicant’s intention to enter the DMin program and be aware of what the program requires (e.g., 4-5 years of study, on average, until completion of the program, beginning with a one-week residential in the spring and one two-week residential for three successive summers thereafter; in addition, continued self-study and online peer collaboration throughout the rest of the academic year will be required).
All material should be sent to:
Doctor of Ministry Office
Toronto School of Theology
47 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3
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