The Graduate Centre for Theological Studies (GCTS) was established in 2014 as a new entity for the administration and governance of TST's graduate degree programs, replacing the "Advanced Degree Division" of TST, which was created in 1969 with a similar but more restricted authority.
The GCTS administers TST's conjoint graduate degree programs. "Conjoint" means degrees are conferred jointly by the the University of Toronto and the student's member college of registration. Those programs are:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theological Studies
- Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
- Master of Theology (ThM)
- Master of Arts (MA) in Theological Studies
The Graduate Centre boasts over 50 graduate faculty experts in theological studies for over 250 graduate master’s and doctoral students in a wide range of program areas. Members of the graduate faculty play a pivotal role in the delivery of TST's graduate programs in teaching, student supervision, examinations, directing theses, serving on various program and administrative bodies and, more generally, sharing in the responsibility for excellence in graduate theological education.
The GCTS develops and implements appropriate regulations and operating procedures for admissions, programs of study and the completion of degree requirements. The GCTS also administers the graduate programs admissions process including reviewing program applications, extending offers of admission, and allocating financial awards within its jurisdiction (such as provincial and federal scholarships or fellowships). Students are represented within the GCTS through the TST Graduate Students' Association and its elected representatives.
Contact the GCTS Office