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The MTS will prepare you for theological engagement and leadership in a variety of settings. You'll develop a solid academic grounding in the theological disciplines as well as knowledge and skills within a particular academic or practical concentration.

  • MTS Degree Synopsis/Course Requirements

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  • Your Choice:  General Degree or MTS with Area of Concentration

    The MTS is available as a general degree, or you may choose to complete it with an area of concentration in:
    •     Biblical Studies
    •     Theology and Ethics
    •     Comparative Religion and Theology
    •     Congregational Ministry
    •     Pastoral Counselling
    •     Public Service
    The degree is two years of full-time studies (20 half courses), but is often completed part time.

    Choose either the General MTS Degree or the MTS with Concentration.  In the MTS with Concentration, courses in your particular concentration replace the General Program Electives.

    General MTS Degree Requirements 

    Area I: Biblical Studies--Old Testament, New Testament, and related studies
    • Biblical Studies 5110a/b, 5116a/b, and 5120a/b 
    • One further half-course from Area I, Biblical Studies, including Greek, or Hebrew

          (Those who began the degree prior to September 2014 may substitute Biblical Studies
          5112a/b for 5120a/b)
    (
    what courses are in Area I?)

    Area II: Theological Studies--Philosophical Theology, Systematic Theology, Theological Ethics

    • Systematic Theology 5103a and Theological Ethics 5203a/b
    • One further half-course from Area II, Theological Studies
    (what courses are in Area II?)

    Area III: Historical Studies--Studies in Church History, History of Christian Thought, and other historical studies of Christianity, the Christian tradition
    • Two half-courses from Area III, Historical Studies
    (what courses are in Area III?)

    Area IV: Public Leadership and Ministry Studies--Studies in the work of the church, in particular conducting liturgy and preaching, and of the various forms of ministry, pastoral care and public leadership
    • Pastoral Theology 5213a/b
    (what courses are in Area IV?)

    Area V: Contextual and Formational Studies--Field Education and Community-Based Learning conducted alongside theological reflection on parochial, social, educational, or clinical ministries
    • One half-course from Area V, Contextual and Formational Studies
    (what courses are in Area V?)

    Area VI: Comparative and Cultural Studies--Ecumenical, Interfaith and cross-cultural studies in religion, philosophy, the arts, sociology, and anthropology
    • Two half-courses from Area VI, Comparative & Contextual Studies
    (what courses are in Area VI?)

    General Program Electives
    • 7 elective half-courses from any of the 6 areas above.
    (For an area of concentration, replace these 7 General Program Electives with 7 courses listed for your area of concentration in the tab below.)

    Official Theology Calendar here.

  • MTS Concentrations

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  • If you wish to complete an MTS with a concentration, complete the MTS General Degree, but replace the 7 courses of the "General Program Electives," with one of the concentrations below.

    Biblical Studies Concentration

    • Hebrew 5040a/b or Greek 5103a/b
    • 2 further half-courses from Area I, Biblical Studies, including Greek & Hebrew
    • 4 electives from any Area

    Theology and Ethics Concentration

    • 3 half-courses from Area II (Theological Studies)or Area III (Historical Studies)
    • 4 electives from any Area

    Comparative Religion and Theology Concentration

    • 4 half-courses from Area II, Area III, and Area VI.
    • 3 electives from any Area

    Congregational Ministry Concentration

    • Homiletics 5204a/b, Liturgics 5204a/b, Field Education 5310a, Field Education 5110a, and Field Education 5211a
    • 1 further half-course from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies or Area V, Contextual and Formational Studies
    • 1 elective from any Area

    Pastoral Care Concentration

    • 6 half-courses from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies or Area V, Contextual and Formational Studies, or other master's-level course with permission of the dean
    • 1 elective from any Area

    Public Service Concentration

    • 6 half-courses from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies or Area V, Contextual and Formational Studies and Area VI, Comparative & Contextual Studies
    • 1 elective from any Area
  • Current Courses Offered

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  • These 5000-level courses are available to those in the Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, and Special and approved Letter of Permission students. 

    Course timetables, descriptions, and outlines can be found here.
  • Faculty Members

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  • For Faculty of Theology teaching members, see here and choose the "Faculty Members' tab.