Combined M.Div and MTS (Development)

Combined M.Div and MTS (Development)

Combined M.Div and MTS (Development)


  • This option combines two degrees into one package.

  • A 20% credit reduction gives you the full benefits of both the MDiv and MTS, without the extra time and cost.

  • You will prepare for active ministry that moves into the community to bring new life to existing churches.


Who It’s For?

  • Those looking to serve in a combination of pastoral ministry and development settings.


Time to Complete

  • Four years full-time


Details about Completion

  • Students may apply for the combined degree directly.

  • Students already in the MDiv or MTSD programs may apply for the extra degree after graduating with the first degree.

  • After acceptance, 10 credits of the first degree are counted toward the completion of the second.



  • 40 credits, including the core MDiv and MTSD courses
  • An Experiential Learning Module (ELM)

Program Requirements

Eight core courses are common to both programs, as follows:

  • WYT 1106 Introduction to Missional Theology (1 credit)

  • WYB1008H Intro to Old Testament I  (1 credit)

  • WYB1009H Intro to Old Testament II (1 credit)

  • WYB 1501 From the Gospel to the Gospels - New Testament I

  • WYB 2660 Who is Jesus? - New Testament II

  • WYT 1101 Systematic Theology I

  • WYT 2101 Systematic Theology II

  • WYF 3020/TSX 3341 Internship/Placement

To complete the MTSD Program, MDiv graduates will take 10 courses of which the following 4 are required:

  • WYP 1615 Poverty, Development and Transformation I

  • WYP 1616 Poverty, Development and Transformation II

  • April 1-week intensive

  • April/May 1-week intensive

Courses currently available for the intensives include:

  • Urban Poverty and Development

  • Cross-Cultural Ministry

  • Theology of Development

Electives (6 credits) (at least one must be related to Development)

Some possible electives include the following:

  • Community Based Assessment (highly recommended)

  • Urban Development and Ministry

  • Ethics of Wealth and Poverty

  • Gospel, Church, and Culture

  • Beyond Homelessness

  • Christ Among the Religions

  • History of Missions and Development

Electives with a development focus may also be selected from:

  • TST courses

  • OISE courses (e.g. Community Development)

  • Munk School of Global Affairs

Experiential Learning Module (ELM)

  • 4-month placement (May-August) with an organization/agency.

    • The second year summer placement for M.Div. students can count for this module. If so, students should plan to give it a development focus.
  • An Experiential Learning Paper or (for those intending doctoral studies) an Extended Research Paper.

  • The Extended Learning Module is worth two credits, the Extended Learning Paper one credit, and the Extended Research Paper two credits.

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