Program Overview

The Master of Pastoral Studies program equips persons for leadership in helping professions. At Knox College, MPS students choose one of the three foci:

  • Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, for providing spiritual care and therapy in faith communities, private practice offices, social service agencies, or public institutions such as healthcare institutions, long-term care facilities, hospices, prisons, and educational institutions.
  • Social Services Ministry, for providing leadership in faith-based organizations, non-profits, or secular social agencies.
  • Congregational Leadership (Worship and Preaching), for providing leadership in Christian congregations by focusing on worship, preaching, pastoral care, or other areas of congregational life and mission.

 

MPS Degree with Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy Certificate (MPS, SCP Cert.)

Students within the Spiritual Care stream may apply for the MPS, Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy Certificate (MPS, SCP Cert.), a recognized education program for the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Graduates of the Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy certificate are thereby eligible to move toward registration in the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. With two additional CPE units (Advanced), graduates may move towards certification with the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) as psycho-spiritual therapists or spiritual care practitioners with focus in healthcare, prison, or community-based chaplaincy.

Admission Requirements

 

  • An undergraduate degree (some exceptions apply) or equivalent degree from a university recognized by the University of Toronto
  • CGPA 2.7/4.0 or greater (70%; B-); if your undergraduate degree was conferred by a postsecondary institution that uses a grading scale other than the 4.0 GPA scale, please review your transcripts to confirm CGPA equivalency before applying to Knox College.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Academic/professional and pastoral references
Tuition Basics

Following are general estimates. See Tuition/Financial Aid for helpful information on tuition, bursaries, and scholarships.

Domestic students

  • Full-time annual tuition: approximately $6,870 to $8,750
  • Part-time annual tuition: approximately $1,820 to $4,220
  • Bursaries available: $430 per course

International Students

  • Full-time annual tuition: approximately $20,970 to $25,700
  • Part-time annual tuition: approximately $5,345 to $14,800
  • Bursaries available: $430 per course