Academically focused doctoral and advanced masters degrees, most conferred conjointly by the University of Toronto and TST member colleges.
Providing the opportunity to develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of ministry in which theory and practice inform and enhance one other.
Offering students a deeper knowledge of theology and further preparation for doctoral study or pastoral ministry.
Member colleges of the Toronto School of Theology offer a variety of specialized diplomas and certificates.
Large size and Diversity
The Toronto School of Theology (TST) and its member schools make up one of the largest ecumenical centres for theological education in the English-speaking world. The seven member schools and the 1500 students enroled within TST represent dozens of denominations and diverse theological and cultural traditions, creating unusually rich opportunities for theological conversation. On our doorstep is a university of over 80,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Although students are part of a sizable school in a very large university, you will find a smaller, more personal and very welcoming community within your "home college", one of TST's member colleges. Your home college provides not only fellowship but also worship services and other opportunities for spiritual growth, academic counsel, internships and field placements in settings of ministry (for its professional programs) and denominational connections.
Programs for Different Purposes
TST offers programs and courses for a wide variety of educational purposes. We have over a dozen professional and academic degree programs, and some colleges offer diploma programs as well. We offer nearly 500 courses per year.
The excellence of our programs is carefully monitored and assured by external organizations. TST and its member schools are members of the Association for Theological Schools, which accredits theological schools across North America.
TST is located in Toronto, Ontario, which is Canada's largest metropolis, and one of the world’s most diverse, multicultural and vibrant cities. Forty-nine percent of Toronto’s population was born outside of Canada. For students in professional programs, the result is an enormous variety of potential placements in ministry.