Master of Theological Studies

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Program Type: 
Professional Degree
Program Duration: 

Designed to be completed in 2 years

  • Agreement with the McMaster Divinity College Statement of Faith
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a B- average
Pastoral Studies
Christian Worldview
Church and Culture
Counselling and Spiritual Care
Biblical Studies: General, OT, or NT
Christian Thought and History
Specialized Studies
Program Description: 
Foundations in Biblical Studies I 3
Foundations in Biblical Studies II 3
Total Required: 6
Foundations in Theology and History I 3
Foundations in Theology and History II 3
Total Required: 6
Foundations for Effective Ministry I and Ministry Reflection Seminar 9
Spiritual Formation Retreat P/F
Total Required: 9
Specializations (6 courses) 18
Christian Worldview  
Church and Culture   
Pastoral Care and Counseling  
Biblical Studies: General, OT, or NT    
Christian Thought and History  
Interdisciplinary Studies  
Free Electives (5) 15
OR Free electives (3) and Thesis Option (25,000 words) 15
Total Required: 15
Program Total  54

Thesis Option
There is also the option of doing a thesis as part of this degree.  Students who demonstrate sufficient academic success (at least a B+ or higher in the subject area and a GPA of at least B+) are encouraged to consider the thesis option.  The thesis allows students to pursue their own research, while working with an academic mentor on the faculty. Those who intend to go on for further academic training are strongly encouraged to pursue the thesis option.  (6 units) NOTE: Students wishing to write a thesis in biblical studies, must use two (2) of their electives for appropriate biblical language study.