Program Overview

The Master of Theological Studies is an academic program that provides students with a general introduction to scriptural, theological, historical, and pastoral disciplines. The MTS program requires 20 semester-long courses. It may be completed in 2 academic years of full-time study or can be completed part-time over a period of up to 8 years.

Students may approach the program in one of two ways:

  • Those interested in a broad knowledge can take their elective courses across many disciplines and conclude the program with an integrative paper or project.
  • Others who are interested in an in-depth knowledge of a specific discipline of theological studies may specialize and produce a thesis.

Courses are required to be completed in a particular order. Students must consult their Faculty Advisor to ensure successful program completion. With careful planning and course selection, the MTS program could lead to doctoral studies.

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

Program Structure

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