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Queen's University

Master of Theological Studies (General)

The Master of Theological Studies is a degree program in the academic study of theology, for the purpose of enhancing one's understanding of the Christian life and witness and/or as the first step towards further graduate studies.

The goals of this program are to develop a critical understanding of scripture, tradition and theology, knowledge of selected theological disciplines, and skills in research and communication.

The program can be completed in four semesters of full-time study, or a part-time program can be developed. Such students normally complete the program in 5 years.

In consultation with their faculty advisor, students will design a program of study suited to their interests and goals, culminating in a thesis prepared under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. Students must have, or obtain, the linguistic tools appropriate for their chosen field of study (eg. normally a working knowledge of Hebrew and Greek is required for biblical study.

The degree is awarded by Queen's University on the recommendation of the Faculty of Queen's School of Religion.

Admission and Application Requirements

Applicants must have a three-year baccalaureate degree (B.A.) or equivalent; normally with a minimum cumulative average of 75 percent.

  • Degree Program Application (PDF, 67KB)
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education
  • A one-page statement of program goals (including research interests and plans following completion of the degree)
  • A sample of academic writing (a paper previously submitted for a course)
  • Three (3) completed reference forms, two from Academic Program Instructors (PDF, 72KB), and one from an Employer/Lay Person (PDF, 80KB). Please ask your referees to use the appropriate form. 

Program Requirements - 64 units

Required Courses (36 units)

General Electives (28 units)

* A maximum of 12 units in Ministry Studies courses is allowed in the MTS program.

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