Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

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Overview of Degrees Offered: Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree is offered by the Colleges affiliated with the Faculty of Religious Studies through the Montreal School of Theology.

Students who have completed a first degree prior to the B.Th. with a minimum CGPA of 2.7 are eligible to apply the B.Th. degree toward the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree conferred by the Theological Colleges.

The Master of Divinity Program is divided into two years of foundational studies at McGill's Faculty of Religious Studies (i.e., the Bachelor of Theology degree) and a year of professional studies, known as the “In-Ministry Year,” offered jointly by the three affiliated theological Colleges under the auspices of the Montreal School of Theology. The program is supervised by the Academic Committee of the Montreal School of Theology, on which all three Colleges and McGill's Faculty of Religious Studies are represented.

Students from the affiliated colleges may be eligible for bursary assistance if they are properly registered candidates for the ministry. Information about church requirements and the professional year should be sought from the principals of the appropriate colleges.

One biblical language, usually Greek, is required by some of the colleges. Ministerial candidates should consult with the College advisers regarding biblical language requirements.

Prospective candidates for ordination with a B.A. Honours or Major in Religious Studies and a CGPA of 3.3 (B+) may apply for the Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) degree upon completion of the professional In-Ministry Year (IMY).

Applicants for the M.Div. program must apply to the McGill B.Th. program, as well as to one of the Theological Colleges. College application forms should be requested from the Colleges themselves.

  • The Montreal School of Theology
  • (formerly the Joint Board of Theological Colleges)
  • École théologique de Montréal (affiliée à l'Université McGill)
  • 3475 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2A8
  • Montreal Diocesan Theological College
  • Séminaire Diocésain de Montréal
  • 3475 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2A8
  • The Presbyterian College
  • Le Collège Presbytérien
  • 3495 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2A8
  • The United Theological College
  • Le séminaire Uni
  • 3521 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2A9
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