A seminary of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, a Federated College of the University of Toronto and a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology, Knox College is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.
These partnerships allow Knox to be a leader – enabling it to be relevant and informed about the reality that is the church today and a guiding influence for the future of the Church in Canada and around the world.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Deeply rooted in the reformed tradition, the PCC partners with Knox College financially and provides support and strength for our students to share the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada has about 1,000 congregations with members coming from many national and racial backgrounds eg. English, French, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese and Ghanaian. Within the denomination there are many different languages and styles of worship.
The University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is a world-renowned university in a celebrated city where knowledge meets achievement, history meets future and ambition meets inspiration. Canada’s largest University, there are over 70,000 students studying at three campuses.
Being literally at the heart of U of T’s downtown campus provides Knox’s students with access to its rich resources, both academic and in student life (libraries, athletic facilities, health insurance, food services, advocacy, counseling offices, computer services, cultural opportunities etc.). It provides an ecumenical and multi-faith community within which to situate the realities of the Christian world today and in future.
The Toronto School of Theology
The Toronto School of Theology is the largest ecumenical consortium for theological education in Canada with seven member schools and four affiliate schools representing Anglican, Protestant, Reformed, Roman Catholic and Anabaptist traditions.
Bringing together people from a wide variety of Christian and non-Christian traditions, the federation offers students an unusually rich environment to research and understand the Bible, Christian thought and the history of Christianity.
The Association of Theological Schools
The ATS is a membership organization that accredits more than 250 graduate schools in the United States and Canada and educate persons for the practice of ministry, for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. Its mission is to promote excellence in theological education for the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public.
Korean Evangelical Church of the Americas
Since 2002, Knox College has been the seminary selected by the Korean Evangelical Church of the Americas to prepare their Canadian candidates for ministry. Students receive an M.Div. degree from Knox College and a certificate for ordination from the denomination.
To facilitate this work, the KECA has established the Sangjoon Hall of Theology at Knox College.
Sangjoon Hall of Theology (SHT) was established on February 26 2006 upon agreement with Knox College to establish a theological institute for The Korean Evangelical Church of America, and began receiving students in September of that year. This institute is named after Sangjoon, who is one of the founders of The Evangelical Holiness Church in Korea.
The students of SHT receive the M. Div. degree conferred by Knox College. At the same time they receive a Certificate for Ordination by The Korean Evangelical Church of America as they fulfill the program requirements.
SHT has the same admission requirements as Knox College. The applicants must have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. In order to fulfill the program requirements, the students have to complete 30 academic credits including field education, biblical language (Greek or Hebrew), and must demonstrate not only academic ability but also Christian living and ministerial leadership. The graduates of SHT may enjoy the same benefits as Knox graduates; thereby allowing them to continue their studies in such advanced programs as Th.M., Th.D., Ph.D., etc. at Knox College or in other well known theological institutions around the world.
Two courses, Wesleyan Theology and the Denominational History and Constitution, are mandatory for the students of Sangjoon Hall of Theology. They can also be taken also as electives by other students at Knox College.
Ecumenical Chaplain at UofT
Founded by Knox and now joined by Emmanuel College, ECUT provides a Christian voice, rooted in the traditions of the Presbyterian and the United Churches of Canada, for those studying, working and living at the University of Toronto.