Academic Doctoral Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theological Studies

The conjoint Doctor of Philosphy (PhD) in Theological Studies is intended to provide students with the analytical skills, methodological rigour and knowledge base that will enable them to carry out innovative research at the leading edges of their areas of specialization. In practical terms, the purpose of the program is to produce graduates who will be qualified to teach theological (and related) subjects in universities, liberal arts colleges and theological schools. Secondary purposes include equipping persons for positions of leadership in ecclesiastical and related organizations, or for academically enhanced ministerial practice.

The program distinguishes itself by its attention to methodological rigour within an interdisciplinary framework and by the unique ecumenical context provided by the Toronto School of Theology. The PhD is offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and six TST member colleges. 

  • Length: Normal length is four years.

CLOSURES:  Please note that as of November 2014, TST closed admissions to the conjoint ThD program and non-conjoint PhD (University of St. Michael’s College). The new conjoint PhD in Theological Studies replaces these other doctoral degrees. TST, of course, is strongly committed to supporting all doctoral students to the completion of the programs into which they were admitted.