Master of Divinity (MDiv)


Who's It For?

If you feel called to ministry, you likely want communal support. Wycliffe’s MDiv program invites you to join a close-knit community of Evangelicals who worship, work, and study together -- all while preparing for a life of Christian mission.

Taking time for communal mentoring isn't cheap. Wycliffe is proud to offer among the lowest tuition rates in Canada. We also run our own in-house residence with room and board at unbeatable prices in downtown Toronto.


What if I can't move to Toronto?

Our MDiv requires only 2 terms of full-time residence.

The remaining terms can be done part-time or at a distance. Our courses frequently run

  • evenings
  • weekends
  • by remote access
  • in summer intensives
  • online


Take advantage of our rich academic and practical resources:

  • Formation in a deeply Evangelical community
  • Hands-on, supervised placements in church and parachurch ministries
  • Interaction with evangelists, pastors, and preachers from across the Evangelical and Anglican spectrums
  • Worship in the Anglican tradition
  • Access to University of Toronto libraries and student services
  • 300+ courses across campus in theology, biblical studies, history of Christianity, and pastoral ministry
  • Incredible tuition value


What Will I Prepare For? 

An MDiv degree prepares you for church or parachurch ministry of all kinds. Our grads work in

  • campus ministry
  • chaplaincy

  • charities

  • counselling

  • higher education

  • missions

  • parachurch organizations

  • pastoral roles

  • youth leadership


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What if ministry isn't for me?

If you want to deepen your faith but don't feel called to ministry, our MTS program may be right for you. With lots of elective space and no full-time requirement, the MTS gives you the flexibility to pursue your own interests in theology.

Plus, MTS and MDiv credits are often interchangeable, so there's room to change your mind!

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MDiv Program Requirements

  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree (some exceptions apply)
  • Program length: 3+ years
  • 18 core courses (see the MDiv Program Worksheet)
  • Choice of an MDiv Stream
  • 3 Placements (2 year-long, 1 summer)
  • Comp exams


Master of Divinity Streams

Students choose at least one of the following three streams:


Missional Leadership MDiv (ML)
  • For those interested in being equipped to cultivate established churches and ministries that are intentionally missional in focus.
  • Emphasis on: Leading organizational change, cultivating missional churches, liturgics, missional hub team student placements and discipleship


Pioneering Ministries MDiv (P)
  • For those interested in being equipped to lead new forms of ministry including church plants, church reboots, innovative outreach ministries and fresh expressions of church.

  • Emphasis on: Church planting and fresh expressions of church, cultural analysis and engagement, Christian worship, apologetics, student placements in innovative ministry contexts


Advanced Academic MDiv (AA)
  • For those interested in learning the biblical languages with the view of qualifying for doctoral work while also meeting the traditional requirements of the MDiv degree.

  • Emphasis on: Hebrew and Greek, Biblical and theological electives emphasized

Comprehensive Exams

All MDiv students take comprehensive written exams in their 1st and final years. These non-credit exams are ungraded, but they form the basis for evaluating your progress through the program. 


Anglican MDiv Students

Anglican MDiv students must take courses such as Anglican Liturgics & Intro to Anglican Theology. Students from other denominations can take other appropriate courses and electives.

Note that ordination and employment in the Anglican Church rest solely with the ecclesial authorities.


Honours Program

MDiv students with an average of at least A- in their first year may opt for the Honours degree but must maintain an A- average throughout in order to stay in the program. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Biblical language course

  • Research paper

  • Third-year MDiv honours colloquium course called "The Image of God,"  which includes an original group research project.


Language Requirements in Preparation for Doctoral Studies

MDiv students planning to pursue doctoral studies should keep in mind the following details about the language requirements:

  • For entry to the doctoral program, you must provide evidence of reading competence in one ancient or modern language necessary for your field of research. This competence can be demonstrated by transcript evidence in the form of two semesters of university-level courses, not more than four years prior to your application to the doctoral program.

  • If the primary sources of your research are in a language other than English, you must provide evidence of competence and/or reading proficiency in that language. For instance, if you are focusing on a biblical text, you are required to demonstrate proficiency in Greek or Hebrew, and competence in either the other biblical language or a modern research language.

  • You can take language courses as free electives during the MDiv program in consultation with, and approved by, your faculty advisor. 

Once admitted, all PhD students will need to give evidence of their research language(s) by taking a TST Language Exam or by passing a TST Language Course before registration in September.


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Rob Montgomery


“Wycliffe stands strong at the vital intersection of higher learning, Christian formation, and active service in God’s global mission. I was deeply blessed by experiencing what God is doing in and through Wycliffe College.”
- The Rev. Robert Montgomery, MDiv ‘16