This program is designed to foster graduate-level competence in several basic areas of theological study, and to provide the opportunity for more advanced work in areas of particular interest to the student. It prepares the student for admission to a doctoral program.
An MA student may complete the degree program entirely on a part-time basis. The minimum time required to complete the program is two years, the maximum allowed is six years and consists of twelve courses. A thesis of at least 12,500 words is also required.
Please note that the Master of Arts in Theology degree is awarded by the University of St. Michael’s College, and is not conferred conjointly with the University of Toronto and your college of registration. Students in such non-conjoint degrees have limited access to student and library services provided by the University of Toronto.
More information can be found in the MA Handbook.
*CLOSURE. Please note the non-conjoint MA in Theology (St. Michael’s) program will be permanently closed to new admissions after September 2016. TST has received approval from the Ontario Quality Council and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to open a conjoint MA degree program in Theological Studies. Applications are now being received for September 2017 entry. Approval by the Association of Theological Schools is pending, and will need to precede any unconditional offers of admission. Get more information here.