Applying to a Graduate Degree Program

Application Deadline

Doctoral Programs (PhD & DMin) and Master's Programs (ThM & MA)

  • Applications are now closed; applications for 2025-26 admission will open in September 2024. 

NOTE: Applicants may submit only one application per academic year.

Apply: PhD Program             Apply: DMin Program   

Apply: ThM Program             Apply: MA Program   

Application FAQs
General Application Information
  • An application to a TST conjoint graduate degree program is made to the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies (GCTS) by completing and submitting the online application form, the required supplementary documents, and paying the non-refundable application fee.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is received by the application deadline.
  • Applications for entrance into a program at the mid-point of the academic year, i.e., January, will not be considered and no deferrals of admission will be granted.
  • All required application documents (see Step 1 - Meet Admission Requirements) must be received by the application deadline for an application to be considered for admission.
  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.
  • A confirmation fee may be requested by the TST college of registration within a month of acceptance into a graduate degree program. Contact the registrar's office of the member college for more information.
International Applicants
  • International applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they are able to obtain the necessary study permits in time for the Fall registration. No deferrals of admission will be granted.
Admissions Committee
  • Only applications that are complete will be processed for review by the Admissions Committee.
  • Decisions made by the Admissions Committee concerning admissions and related matters are not subject to appeal. 
  • All materials submitted to the Admissions Committee may be used in the assessment of an application, including information submitted which is not listed as a requirement. Application materials will be destroyed as per TST's document retention policy.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to consider more recent scholarly study, alongside qualifying degrees obtained more than five years prior to the year of admission, as an indication of current ability to be successful in the program. If this is the case, then this may impact the eligibility for courses from more recent scholarly study to be eligible for transfer credit or advanced standing.
Choosing a Member College
  • On the application form, applicants must indicate the member college to which they are applying. See Choosing a College.
  • In order to receive information about a member college's financial aid and other resources and requirements for graduate students, applicants must contact the Graduate Degree Director of the college of application, before the application deadline.
Financial Aid
  • Applicants who wish to apply for financial aid must do so directly through the member college to which they are applying.
  • Applicants who have applied for financial aid must ensure that their application, letters of reference, and all supporting documentation has been received by the application deadline.
  • All questions relating to scholarships should be directed to the registrar's office of the member college of application.