Graduate Degree Application Form

Submitting this form and the required attachments is the first step in the application process.

Please complete all sections of the application form. An asterisk (*) next to a field indicates a required field. 

At the conclusion of the form, please attach in PDF format your statement of intent and, if required, a bibliography and writing sample. PhD, DMin, and MA applicants may also attach a curriculum vitae. 

TST strongly recommends applicants requisition official transcripts at the beginning of the application process. However, for the purposes of initial admissions assessment, unofficial transcripts (e.g., scans, copies, or transcripts received from the student) will be accepted providing that the transcripts are fully legible and are complete copies of the original, including the grading legend. Information on appropriate methods of official transcript delivery can be found on the How to Apply page of your program of interest. Unofficial copies of transcripts may be attached as PDF scans to this form or they may be sent by regular mail to the GCTS, 47 Queens Park Cres. E, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C3, CANADA (please ensure NO signature is required upon delivery). NOTE: documents sent by courier cannot be recieved at this time. 

If you experience difficulty with the attachment function you may also send electronic materials to

Once you have submitted this form, please see your program's How to Apply page (DMin How to Apply; PhD, ThM, MA How to Apply) on how to submit the remaining required application materials (e.g. fee, letters of reference).

Please note that your application will not be considered until all supporting material, including the application fee, have been received by TST.

Financial aid must be applied for separately from this application for admission. Please contact the college you have selected on this form for financial aid information.

*Please do not enter information in all-capital letters.*


Section 1: Personal Information

Please be sure to enter your full legal name (i.e. as it appears on your passport). Do NOT use all-capital letters.

Statistical Information

This information is used for statistical purposes only and is NOT communicated to the Admissions Committee.

Current Address
Permanent Address
Place and date of birth and citizenship status:

Please indicate in which city and country you were born. Your date of birth is used for administrative purposes only. It will not be considered by the Admissions Committee.

Please list all countries for which you hold citizenship (e.g. Canada, Nigeria, India)
Section 2: Program Information

Please indicate which program and college you are applying to. You are also required to indicate whether you have applied to a TST Graduate Degree Program within the last two years. Please note that the ThM II in Pastoral Counselling is so longer open to new admissions.

Please indicate potential supervisors for your research project. You may indicate more than one possibility, and indicate an order of preference. Supervisors are normally drawn from your college of application.
NOTE: Applications are considered for alternate degrees at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Selecting this option does not guarantee that your application will be considered for another degree.
NOTE: Applications are forwarded for consideration by other colleges at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Selecting this option does not guarantee that your application will be considered by other colleges.
Section 3: Academic Background

Please list your post-secondary education, starting with the most recent institution (count from year of convocation, or, for unfinished degrees, from last year studied). Please provide us with the name of the institution, your major subject, the years that you attended, the name of the degree or qualification sought, and, if applicable, the year the degree was conferred.

Post-Secondary Education
Most Recent Institution
Previous Institution 1
Previous Institution 2
Previous Institution 3
If you have attended more than four institutions, please enter the additional information in the box below, providing the same information as the above entries.
Practice of Ministry (DMin Supplement)
Years in Professional Ministry
Ministry positions held:

Please list chronologically beginning with your current position.

Current Position
Previous Position 1
Previous Position 2
Previous Position 3
Please list any earlier positions.
English Proficiency
Research Languages

Please list all languages you have studied relevant to your research. Please review the appropriate handbooks for language requirements.

Language 1
Language 2
Language 3
Language 4
Please indicate any other languages studied that are relevant to your research. Eg. "Ugaritic (2017-18)"
Section 4: Letters of Recommendation

Please indicate the names of the individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. Please briefly indicate their title (e.g. Dr. John Smith, Professor of Systematic Theology).

Academic References
Denominational/Institutional Letter of Support

This letter must come from the person with authority in your denomination or institution to permit this time of study (e.g. bishop, conference executive secretary, presbytery clerk).

Ministry Base Group Letter of Support

An integral part of our program requires the support of a Ministry Base Group (MBG) to assist you with critical reflection and support in your ministry setting. The MBG is established on the site of your practice of ministry. This letter should be sent by someone who will serve as a member of the MBG.

Section 5: Application Materials
Section 8. Questions or Comments; Questionnaire
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.