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.
Applicants must have a three-year baccalaureate degree (B.A.) or equivalent; normally with a minimum cumulative average of 75 percent.
* A maximum of 12 units in Ministry Studies courses is allowed in the MTS program.