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ADVANCED DEGREE ADMISSIONS FOR FALL 2014 ARE NOW OPEN

Knox College is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted to the ThM, MA and conjoint ThD programs for Fall 2014. The deadline for applications is Thursday, January 9, 2014. For information on how to apply to these programs please consult the information available through the Advanced Degree Office of the Toronto School of Theology at: tstadv.degree@utoronto.ca.


Conjoint ThD Program: TST is now accepting applications for those wishing to begin doctoral studies starting in September 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year. The conjoint Doctor of Theology (ThD) program is intended primarily to equip persons for vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges and universities, or for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice. The ThD is offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and Knox College as one of six member schools in the Toronto School of Theology.

Application to an advanced degree program is made by submitting the online form and sending all of the supporting material to the TST Advanced Degree Office by the stated deadline. Applications are not processed until all materials and the application fee have been received. To request a separate financial aid application form, applicants should contact the TST member college to which they are applying. See this section of the TST website for information on the ThD and the application process: http://www.tst.edu/academic/programs/doctor-theology-thd.

EXPECTED CLOSURE.  Please note that TST’s current expectation is that the conjoint ThD program will be permanently closed to new admissions after September 2014. A new conjoint PhD in Theological Studies (currently undergoing an approval process) is expected to replace the ThD degree program. TST, of course, is strongly committed to supporting all doctoral students to the completion of the programs into which they were admitted.

For information about the Conjoint ThD: See this section of the TST website for information on the ThD and the application process: http://www.tst.edu/academic/programs/doctor-theology-thd.


New Conjoint PhD (Theological Studies): TST expects to open a conjoint PhD degree program in Theological Studies to a class entering in September 2015.  “Conjoint” means that the proposed PhD (in Theological Studies) will be offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and Knox College as one of six TST member colleges.  It will be administered by TST’s Graduate Centre for Theological Studies. Please see this section of the TST website for Program Features, General Areas of Study, Program Structure and the “Conjoint PhD Bridge Program”: http://www.tst.edu/academic/programs/conjoint-doctor-philosophy.

The new conjoint PhD application received approval from U of T (on Oct. 23) and has been submitted to the Quality Council for its approval, followed by a submission to the provincial government for funding approvals. Announcements and information have been added to the TST website: www.tst.edu.

Please note that the conjoint PhD program has not yet been approved by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance or the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities of the Province of Ontario. No offer of admission will be made to the new conjoint PhD program pending final approval by the Quality Council and the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.  Approval by the Association of Theological Schools is also required.


If you have questions about the conjoint PhD, please contact Dr. Alan Hayes at alan.hayes@utoronto.ca, or Dr. Jaroslav Skira at jerry.skira@utoronto.ca. If you have questions about the Advanced Degree admissions process, please contact Ms. Jenn Neufeld at tstadv.degree@utoronto.ca. If you have questions about being an Advanced Degree student at TST registered through Knox College please contact Dr. John Vissers at john.vissers@utoronto.ca.

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Registration still open for Renew – A Continuing Education Event

Renew: A Continuing Education Event for those on the front lines of theology and practice. November 11-16, 2013 at Knox College. Featuring Brian McLaren, David Csinos and Peter Bush.

Knox College, 59 St. George Street

For those on the front lines of theology and practice.
Renew is a week-long event to stimulate reflection and dialogue, featuring:

  • Brian McLaren speaking on “Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World” and “A Generous Orthodoxy”
  • Dave Csinos “Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus: Nurturing Young Disciples in a Changing Church”
  • Peter Bush “The Missionary Rebound” reporting on his research on first generation immigrant clergy from Asia and Africa serving English speaking Presbyterian congregations
  • Knox Faculty providing insight as they work through the scriptures for Advent and Christmas seasons
  • Individual reading and research in the Caven library under the direction of Chief Librarian, Joan Pries
  • Mesopotamia: Inventing our World exhibit at the ROM with an overview introduction by Dr. Brian Irwin, Associate Professor Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures
  • Opportunities to mingle with students, engage in worship, share meals together and enjoy a principal’s reception

Register online or mail a completed form from our brochure.

For more information about Renew, contact the Continuing Education Coordinator.

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