Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.)

Non-Thesis (45 credits)

ATS Accreditation: The S.T.M. program is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada.

The normal requirement is 2 years (of 2 terms each) of full-time study. Students are permitted to take the S.T.M. over a period of 12 full months (three terms) but must first meet with the S.T.M. advisor.

The S.T.M. degree may, by permission, be taken on a part-time basis. Note: Ordination requirements for S.T.M. graduates will normally involve a further year of professional pastoral studies (the In-Ministry Year) provided by the Montreal School of Theology affiliated with the School of Religious Studies.

The pass mark in courses is (B-) for S.T.M. students.

Required Course (15 credits)

RELG 645 Methods in Religious Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 646 Research Project 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 647 Research Project 2 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

 

12 credits from Area studies listed below

Area Studies:

RELG 644 Biblical Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 648 Church History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 652 Christian Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 653 Philosophy of Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 656 Theological Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 663 Comparative Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

18 credits at 500 level or higher.

Advising

Course selection approval is required by the S.T.M. Advisor.

Students who take the S.T.M. Non Thesis as part of their ordination requirements are to choose their courses in consultation with the Principal of the Theological College with which they are associated.

Related courses, at the 500 level or higher, are also available in other departments and chosen in consultation with the S.T.M. advisor.