Basic degree programs

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

An academic program that provides students a general introduction to theological scholarship, with a view to their own enrichment or to setting a theological context within which to exercise their own ministry or apostolate within the world. The minimum requirement for the MTS, offered by all TST colleges, is twenty (20) courses or equivalent units, over a minimum of two years. Both programs may comprise a measure of specialization and must include a summative exercise.

Master of Sacred Music (MSMus)

Offered by Emmanuel College, the Master of Sacred Music's (MSMus) has as its chief purpose the equipping of persons for competent leadership in a specialized area of ministry — sacred music. The minimum requirement for this degree is twenty (20) courses or equivalent units, over a minimum of two years.

Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality (MAMS)

Offered by Regis College, the Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality (MAMS) has as its chief purpose the equipping of persons for competent leadership in a specialized area of ministry — pastoral ministry and spiritual direction. The minimum requirement for this degree is twenty (20) courses or equivalent units, over a minimum of two years.

Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS)

Offered by Emmanuel College, the Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) has as its chief purpose the equipping of persons for competent leadership in a specialized area of ministry — pastoral care ministries. The minimum requirement for this degree is twenty (20) courses or equivalent units, over a minimum of two years.

Master of Religious Education (MRE)

The primary purpose of the MRE is to equip persons for competent leadership in various forms of educational ministry in congregations and other religious institutions. Twenty (20) courses over a minimum of two years can be completed on a part-time basis. The MRE is offered by Knox College, St. Augustine’s Seminary and the Faculty of Theology of the University of St. Michael’s College.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This program, offered by all TST colleges, prepares persons for ordained ministry and for responsibilities of general pastoral and religious leadership in congregations and other settings. The minimum requirement for this degree is thirty (30) courses or equivalent units (15 credits), over a three-year period. Students may take a longer time to complete this program, but a minimum of two sessions must be devoted to full-time work, and it is educationally appropriate for the program to be completed within eight calendar years.


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