Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

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Beginning in September, Wycliffe College will offer in-person classes, chapel, and events (as public health guidelines permit). For those who cannot come to Toronto, we will continue to make available a full array of online courses, chapel, and events until the end of August 2022. 



Who's It For?

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) equips you with biblical and theological knowledge for personal faith development, ministry, or vocational practices.  The MTS offers flexible study options and affordable tuition while giving you critical tools for study and practice.



MTS students may study part-time or full-time, on campus or at a distance.

Whatever your stage of life, take advantage of the MTS’s rich features:

  • Interaction with leading scholars within the Evangelical tradition

  • Development stream specialization

  • Tons of elective space (up to 9 classes out of 20)

  • Online-only option

  • Small class sizes (1:13 faculty-student ratio)

  • Access to University of Toronto libraries & student services

  • 300+ courses across campus in theology, biblical studies, history of Christianity, and pastoral ministry

  • Affordable tuition


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Program Requirements

  • Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree (any subject)

  • Program length: 2+ years, depending on part-time/full-time status

  • Courses: 9 core courses, 8-9 electives, and a summative project.

  • Total credits: 20 credits (1 course = 1 credit). For the credit/course breakdown, see the program worksheet.

  • Summative project (5 options available): 40-60 pages.


Program Course Requirements


  • WYT1106H Intro to Missional Theology


  • WYP1610H The Church, The Faith, and Our World (1 credit)

  • WYB1008H Introduction to Old Testament I (1 credit)

  • WYB1009H Introduction to Old Testament II (1 credit)

  • WYB1501H From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I) (1 credit)

  • WYB2660H Who is Jesus? (NT II) (1 credit)

  • __H1010H History of Christianity I (1 credit)

  • WYT1101H Systematic Theology I (1 credit)

  • WYT2101H Systematic Theology II (1 credit)

  • WYT1105H Teaching the Faith (1 credit)

  • *Summative Exercise (2 or 3 credits)

  • Free Electives (8 or 9 credits)


TOTAL COURSES (20 credits)

*Two (or three) credits at the end of the program are required as a summative exercise.

The following five options are available:

  • An integration paper of about 40 pages.

  • A survey of literature, about 40 pages in length.

  • A field-based project.

  • An extended research paper about 40 pages in length.

  • A thesis of about 60 pages (3 credits). See the M.T.S. Program Thesis Guidelines.


Qualifying for Doctoral Study

Students who achieve an "A-" average and develop an academic focus with a thesis during their program may use the MTS to qualify for doctoral study in the Toronto School of Theology.


Program Worksheet


To Apply


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Ilana Wiebe

“Wycliffe provides an excellent forum for scholarship, Christian formation, and participation in God’s mission in the world. Its exceptional faculty and staff, warm community, and deep roots in the Anglican tradition ensure a unique and wonderful learning and growing experience. I have been richly blessed by God’s work through this place.”
- Ilana Wiebe, MTS ‘17