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Licentiate in Theology (LTh)

Take the opportunity to deepen your knowledge through courses toward the new pre-degree diploma program, the Licentiate in Theology.

See our latest LTh brochure!
  • Course Requirements of the LTh

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  • A total of 16 courses, with an overall average of 65%, will be needed for successful completion of the LTh. The courses will usually run for 6 weeks at 2-3 contact hours per week; however, on-line and intensive courses will also be offered.  

    Of the 16 courses, you will need to complete:
    • 2 in the core area of Theological Studies
    • 2 in the core area of Sacred Texts
    • 2 in the core area of History of Religion
    • 10 Electives
  • What Is the LTh?

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  • This is a pre-degree diploma program intended for those who take seriously a call to Ministry while recognizing that "Ministry" is manifested in many diverse yet equal ways.  For example, the LTh may be:

    for your personal development,
    to deepen your knowledge for discipleship, or
    for those contemplating Ordained Ministry, or
    for those preparing for Diaconal Ministry, or
    for those already engaged in Ministry who are seeking to complement their education.

    Courses in the LTh program are also available individually to clergy and lay people.

    By entering into agreements with other theological educational institutions, Huron has ensured that students across Canada, and across denominational traditions, will have a full range of course options.

  • Admission & Application

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  • Admission Requirement:
    Applicants must hold a secondary school graduation diploma or equivalent.

    Application:
    Application form (pdf)
    Complete this application form and send it to us at least two weeks before each class is to begin.  (If this date has passed, contact the Faculty of Theology directly to see whether there is still space in the class.) 

    If there is insufficient registration in a course, that course will be cancelled and your fees refunded.

    If you must withdraw from the course during the course or during the two weeks prior to the course beginning, then we will credit your account with the course fee, and you may use this amount toward a future LTh course at Huron.
  • Cost

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  • $300 per course (unless otherwise indicated on course description).

    Group discount:  (groups of 3 or more) $250 per person
                                (groups of 5 or more)  $250 per person minus $75

    Please register by 2 weeks before the beginning of class.  If the course has insufficient enrolment, it will be cancelled, and your fees will be refunded.  If you need to withdraw during the course or in the 2 weeks prior to the course beginning, we will credit you your course fees, and you may use them toward a future LTh course.

  • Upcoming Courses

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  • Courses counting toward the LTh may also be taken by clergy and lay people individually, rather than toward the LTh.

    *Courses marked with * also qualify for Priests for Specialized Ministries Program


    Highlighted course:  May 12-21, 2017, Trip to Rome & Area! (see below)

    Islam for Christian Leaders  
    with Dr. Mahmoud Haddara
    An introduction to various aspects of Islam. 
    Subject area:  
    Course outline  
    Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm, Tuesdays, January 24 - February 28, 2017; Rm W104, Huron

    Church History from Reformation to Present  (see date changes!)
    with Rev. Janet Anstead, MDiv, MA
    Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, January 25-February 22, 2017; 6:30 - 9:30 pm; W104, Huron

    Anglican Theology and Identity.*
    with the Ven. Dr. William Harrison  

    Dates:  March 4 & 5, 2017, 2017; 9 am to 9 pm; Huron

    Luther: Love Him? Loathe Him? Learn from Him?
    with Dr. Murray Watson
    Marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and exploring Protestant-Catholic relations today.
    Dates: Saturdays, March 11-April 15, 2017; 10 am-1 pm; Huron

    Parish Administration:  How to run an Anglican Church.*
    with TBA
    Dates:  April 1 & 2, 2017; 9 a.m. – 9 pm; Huron

    Sex, Marriage, and Family in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) 
    with Dr. T. M. Lemos
    Consider implications for modern controversies and understandings surrounding issues of gender, sexuality, love, marriage, and perhaps--above all--biblical authority, through an intro to texts from the Old Testament.  You'll be introduced to social realities of the Israelites and the most relevant exegetical methods for understanding biblical materials on these topics.
    Subject area:  
    Course outline
    Dates/Time:  May 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, June 1, 2017; 6:30-9:30 pm; Huron

    Pastoral Care and Christian Education* 
    with The Rev’d Rita Harrison 
    Dates:  May 6 & 7, 2017; 9 am – 9 pm; Huron

    *Courses marked * also for credit in Priests for Specialized Ministry Program

    Trip to Rome and Area!
    with guides Dr. Murray Watson and Rev. Janet Anstead
    May 12-21, 2017
    detailed brochure
    This trip will supplement the material covered in Dr. Watson's "Luther" course in March 2017, but completion of the course is not required.
    Approximate cost:  Cdn $2,795 per person (includes airfare and all travel, 3-star hotel accommodation (double), buffet breakfast and supper, admission costs, gratuities; NB:  lunch daily is not included.  Airline taxes, surcharges $572.28 (subject to change); Single room supplement: $600 each)


    See also LTh courses available through Renison Institute of Ministry, Waterloo.


  • Trip to Rome, May 2017!

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  • Attend our Info Session about the trip, to learn more!
    Saturday, February 11, 2 pm, W116, Huron University College
    RSVP to:  the Rev. Janet Anstead

    Explore the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation

    May 12 - 21, 2017
    Detailed Brochure (pdf)

    Enjoy and learn during this deluxe 10-day motorcoach tour of Rome, Siena, Assisi, Montecassino, and Canciano.

    The trip will be escorted by the Rev. Janet Anstead and Dr. Murray Watson.  This trip would make a great companion to the LTh course:  Luther--Love Him?  Loathe Him?  Learn from Him!
  • Further Questions?

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  • Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

    For registration questions/problems:
    Sandra Rice
    at 519.438.7224, ext. 289
    srice@uwo.ca

    For questions about the program itself, how it works, and how it can help you reach your goals:
    The Rev. Janet Anstead
    janstead@uwo.ca

    Consider attending the Prospective Student Open House, Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  Details and registration are here.