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Program Overview

In partnership with the Toronto School of Theology, Knox College provides the opportunity for more advanced work in areas of interest to our students. All Graduate Degrees are offered through the Toronto School of Theology (TST), and students are required to register at one of the TST Colleges. Knox College is one of the seven TST Colleges. Administration of the graduate program is a joint responsibility of TST and the particular College. Graduate programs at Knox include two master’s programs (MA and ThM) and two doctoral programs (PhD and DMin).

The Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (PhD) is a research doctorate undertaken in a specialized area of study. Program requirements include meeting research language requirements in two languages, course work, general examinations, and a thesis which makes an original contribution. Find a full program description here on the TST website.

Admission Requirements

Admissions to this program are overseen by the Graduate Center for Theological Studies (GCTS) at the Toronto School of Theology (TST). Interested applicants must submit a Graduate Degree Program Application through the GCTS at TST.

Application, Admissions, and related deadlines are posted on the TST website at Please contact for more information and assistance.

Program Outcomes

Doctor of Philosophy program learning outcomes
Students will demonstrate:
1. Expertise in one theological area of focus, engaging with other areas of focus as appropriate.
2. Ability to practice pedagogical excellence in an academic, ecumenical, intercultural and multi-religious context.
3. Capacity to carry out original research at an advanced level.

Tuition Basics

For full tuition details and bursary information, visit our Tuition/Financial Aid page.