One of the Toronto School of Theology's (TST) main assets is its proximity to, and association with, the academic community of the University of Toronto. The Memorandum of Agreement between TST and the University of Toronto provides for numerous opportunities for TST students.
Through the Memorandum of Agreement, many of the degrees offered within TST are awarded conjointly with the University of Toronto. Students who complete conjoint programs are conferred a degree conjointly by the University of Toronto and the student’s TST college. Diplomas bear the signatures of the Chancellor of the University of Toronto, the Head of the TST member college, and the TST Director. TST meets University standards in its faculty appointments and course requirements in its conjoint programs. It also conforms to University policy in its grading policies and procedures and in its academic discipline. TST students have a right of appeal to the University in academic matters.
The diversity of programs, people and courses available in this wider community offers remarkable opportunities to pursue a variety of specialized interests related to the study of theology. With the permission of the faculty, department, institute or centre sponsoring the course, and the approval of the student's own academic advisors, TST students may enrol for credit in University of Toronto courses. Further information is in the Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies or available from the individual department or centre offering the course. TST students also have access to the tremendous academic resource of the University of Toronto’s library system.
Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto
The remarkable diversity of the student population of the University of Toronto has added a new dimension to campus life. The Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto provides a wonderful opportunity for TST students to interact with the wider University of Toronto community and, in particular, with a diversity of faith groups. TST students are active participants in multi-faith discussions at the Multi-Faith Centre. The University of Toronto encourages interfaith dialogue and spiritual development as part of the learning experience for all students.