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Graduate Degree Programs

Knox College participates fully in the Graduate Degree programs of the TST. Through these programs students can receive specialized education in the various disciplines of theology and in the practice of ministry. The programs are challenging and, for the candidate whose interests and abilities are suitable for them, satisfying and exciting.

The following degrees are awarded conjointly with the University of Toronto:

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theological Studies 

MA students engage issues of research and scholarly method at an advanced level in a cohort setting, and then follow individualized programs organized around their research interest and “area of study,” often in conjunction with a cognate area. The program, which is designed so that it can be completed in one year, comprises a set of courses (core and elective) with the option of a Master’s Research Paper. 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. Learn more here.

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

This degree offers the student an opportunity to specialize in one of the four departments of TST: Biblical, History, Pastoral or Theology. The candidate must complete work equivalent to 12 academic courses in one of two ways: either 6 courses and a thesis or 8 courses and an extended essay. This program of study can be undertaken on a part-time or full-time basis.

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (Ph.D.)

This program of study demands of the candidate mastery of a particular area of theology and an original contribution to learning in some specific field. The candidate must complete the number of advanced level courses required by the program chosen in consultation with an advisory committee, pass comprehensive examinations, and produce and defend a doctoral dissertation. This program requires two years of full-time residency.dmintst

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

This program is designed to encourage excellence in the practice of ministry. It is open to candidates who received at least a B+  average in their basic theological degree and have completed a minimum of five years of ministry. The program is ‘ministry based’; in that the student continues to engage in his or her ministry throughout the program. The student is required to design, implement and evaluate a project in a particular aspect of ministry.





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Admission Deadlines

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: May 31
  • Winter Admission:
    International students – Sept. 30;
    Domestic students – Oct. 31
  • Spring/Summer Admission: February 15
  • For Th.M. and Ph.D.: check current date
  • For D.Min.: check current date

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