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Accreditation & Quality Assurance

Universities Canada: Trinity College is a member institution of Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada), as is the University of Toronto, with which Trinity is federated.

Association of Theological Schools: Trinity College’s Faculty of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools requires accredited schools to publish a statement regarding the school’s educational effectiveness.

Educational Effectiveness Statement.

Master of Divinity

  • Average time to graduation 3.91 years
  • Average GPA at admission (2011) 3.19
  • Ratio of admissions/applications (2009-11): 66.0%
  • Ratio of registrations/applications (2009-11): 54.0
  • Average GPA at graduation 3.59 (2000-2011)
  • Post-graduation occupation of graduates (2000-2011): ordained ministry 83.6%; chaplaincy 5.2%
  • Completion rate for MDiv: Summary for those initially registered for the MDiv between 2001 and 2006 inclusive:
    • 89.3% have graduated
    • 3.6% are still registered and expected to complete
    • 7.1% have abandoned program or transferred to another institution

Master of Theological Studies

  • Average time to completion 6.08 years
  • Average GPA at admission (2011) 3.18
  • Ratio of admissions/applications (2009-11): 96.55%
  • Ratio of registrations/ applications (2009-11): 82.76%
  • Average GPA at graduation 3.54 (2000-2011)
  • Post-graduation occupation of MTS graduates (2000-2011): ordained ministry 32%; Continuing studies 16%; academic teaching 16%; chaplaincy 4%; other 32%
  • Completion rate for MTS: Summary for those initially registered for the MTS between 2001 and 2006 inclusive:
    • 54.50% have graduated
    • 13.60% are still registered and expected to complete
    • 31.80% have abandoned program, died or transferred to another institution

Doctoral Programs (Trinity College cohort within Toronto School of Theology)

  • Average time to completion of degree 8.8 years
  • Post-graduation occupation of doctoral graduates (2000-2011): academic teaching 71.4%; ordained ministry 57.1%; other 14.3%
  • Completion rate for ThD/PhD (TST-wide): Of the 463 students included in the ten-year study, 57 of them (12%) did not complete; gender did not make an appreciable difference; the majority of these (34 of 57, or 60%) withdrew at the course stage.
  • Completion rate for DMin (TST-wide): Of the 109 DMin students enrolled 2001-2010, 6.4% lapsed with a thesis proposal and are eligible to complete, 18.3% lapsed without thesis proposal and are not eligible to complete.

Master of Arts in Theology (Trinity College Cohort within Toronto School of Theology)

  • Average time to completion (MA) 4.89 years
  • Post-graduation occupation of graduates (MA, 2000-2011): ordained ministry 40%; continuing studies 40%; other 20%

Master of Theology (Trinity College Cohort within Toronto School of Theology)

  • Average time to completion (ThM) 7.80 years
  • Post-graduation occupation of graduates (ThM 2000-2011): ordained ministry 89.9%; chaplaincy 11.1%

 

University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process: Degree programs of the Toronto School of Theology (including the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College) are reviewed by the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process.

If you have any questions, please contact the Faculty of Divinity at divinity@trinity.utoronto.ca or 416 978-2133.