Advanced Degree Programs
Knox College participates fully in the Advanced 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 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 Theology (Th.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 Department 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.
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.
The following degrees are awarded by the University of St. Michael’s College (Advanced Degree Division):
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Students with a B average in their undergraduate (B.A. or equivalent) enter the M.A. program. This course of study introduces the student to the academic study of theology, but does not offer the pastoral dimensions.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The academic program for this degree is essentially the same as that of the Th. D.