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The Toronto School of Theology (TST) has developed a new conjoint PhD degree program in Theological Studies. This program has been approved by the University of Toronto and the provincial Quality Council. We anticipate a September 2015 start for the new PhD. However, no offer of admission can be made to the new conjoint PhD program pending final approval by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.
The conjoint Doctor of Theology (ThD) program is intended primarily to equip persons for vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges and universities, or for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice. The ThD is offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and six Toronto School of Theology (TST) member colleges.
TST is now accepting applications for those wishing to begin doctoral studies starting in September 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.
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.
This program is designed to deepen students' knowledge of theology and further their preparation for doctoral study or pastoral ministry. To accomplish this, two options for the ThM program are offered:
The Doctor of Ministry is a conjoint degree with the University of Toronto. The program provides the opportunity to develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of ministry in which theory and practice inform and enhance one other. It is designed to assist students in gaining advanced expertise in the general practice of ministry as well as advanced skill in specialized area of research particular to their ministry.