Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Theological Studies

Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Theology
Field of Study:Theology/Theological Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.

Careers:Professional Occupations in Religion


The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a two-year conjoint degree program designed for students preparing for further graduate work, for ministry, or for personal enrichment. The Theological Studies program draws on the college’s academic strengths in theology, biblical studies, and church history, to foster and sustain the academic study of the beliefs and practices of Christianity, and particularly the Anabaptist/Mennonite tradition. Students may also draw on the college’s distinctive teaching and research areas of music and peace.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • The minimum academic requirement for admission to the program is a four-year bachelor degree with an overall 75% average, or its equivalent. Applicants who do not meet these requirements but who demonstrate aptitude for such graduate studies may be admitted after meeting the requirements of probationary or transitional admission or completing a qualifying program as deemed appropriate by the Admission Committee.
  • Applicants to the Thesis option will be expected to have successfully completed considerable previous undergraduate or graduate study in religion and theology, in areas related to their proposed thesis research. Applicants to the Thesis option whose previous academic study has been in other disciplines may be admitted to the Thesis option as transitional students. Additional requirements will be specified at the time of admission.
  • The Graduate Admissions Committee will consider applications after all the required documents are uploaded. Application material submitted in support of the application will not be returned.
  • Application Notes :
  • Résumé
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s): From each institution through which the student has completed coursework.
  • 3 References: 2 of these should be from people competent to assess the candidate's academic capacities and potential.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 02, 2022