Master of Theological Studies
The Master of Theological Studies is a degree program in the academic study of theology. It is an introductory program of studies designed both to provide a general understanding of the Christian faith and to permit students some focus on themes and issues of personal and social relevance. The M.T.S. also constitutes a basis for further graduate studies in theology. Students planning advanced degree study should include an ancient language in their program and note the further requirements of the department under consideration.
There is no residency requirement for the M.T.S. Normally two years of full-time study is required to complete the program.
Admission to the M.T.S. Program
Applicants holding a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized university or college, having achieved at least a B- average, will be considered for admission to the M.T.S. program.
Completed application forms, official transcripts of all post-secondary education, three letters of reference, and a résumé or personal history should be sent to the College by March 31 of the year in which admission is sought. If places are available, applications will be accepted after this date. Petitions for advanced standing or transfer credit should be made at the time of application. When an application has been approved, an interview is arranged with the Dean and Director of Basic Degree Studies.
Of the twenty course credits required for the program, five will be required introductions to bible (Old Testament, New Testament), history, theology, and pastoral theology and each must be supplemented by two further courses in each of the four departmental fields. All students must enrol in a one-credit course of independent studies in their final term in which they will engage in a summative reflective exercise resulting in a substantive report or major paper; those considering the possibility of further graduate work in theology are advised to complete a further independent research paper for course credit. The remaining five or six courses are electives, permitting students to concentrate their studies in areas of particular interest.
|BIBLE||HISTORY||PASTORAL||THEOLOGY||INDEPENDENT STUDY||OPEN ELECTIVES|
Introduction to Old Testament
TRH2061HS Birth of Theology OR History of Christianity (to AD 843) or other elective in the Historical Department
An introductory course on Pastoral Theology
|TSX3090H_ Reading and Research Course||Elective|
Introduction to the New Testament
Students planning advanced degree study should include an ancient language in their programme and note the further requirements of the department under consideration.