The Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) is an advanced degree for students with a previous undergraduate degree in theology or a related subject. It can be done in one full-year (including a summer term) or in two years part-time. There is no thesis requirement, although students are expected to undertake two substantial independent projects.
The degree is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and offered in conjunction with the School of Religious Studies of McGill University. More information about the requirements for the program is available on McGill’s website. Under the terms of our affiliation agreement with McGill, tuition is paid directly to the college although students are also responsible paying student fees to McGill. See our tuition and fees page for more information.
After completing the S.T.M., students preparing for ordained ministry may also complete the In Ministry Year, which adds a full year of ministerial experience, theological reflection, and further course work to a students preparation for ministry. Further details are available on the Diploma in Ministry page.
Admissions and Applications
To apply to the S.T.M. and be eligible to pay tuition directly to the college, students must apply both to McGill and to the college. The McGill application is available online and includes a charge of about $110. The college application is also available online and there is no charge, though in order to be considered the McGill application must be complete.
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