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Master of Theological Studies

Convocation, Thursday, May 12, 2022

1:00 Chapel service  livestream
https://youtu.be/TjVNjL7MWIE

3:00 Convocation service livestream:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWR2UJ5j-0w

 

The Master of Theological Studies program will prepare you for theological engagement and leadership in a variety of settings – and can also provide a good foundation for further study in Theology. You will develop a solid scholarly grounding in the core theological disciplines, as well as knowledge and skills within a particular practical or academic concentration, including Islamic Studies. Students of all denominations and faith traditions are welcome in this program.

Alumni Stories

In today’s complex world, people who are educated to have a deep understanding of different religious, cultural and social practices will distinguish themselves as Leaders with Heart with a commitment to the betterment of the world. Our MTS graduates have gone on to create significant positive change through in religious leadership, but they have also done so in careers you may not immediately associate with theological education.

See where our Faculty of Theology alumni have found their purpose and consider whether your studies could take you in a similar direction. In the MTS, you can explore a variety of theological disciplines and religious traditions in a learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.

  • Huron provided all the financial support possible to make a married, low-income student like myself able to fully take part in academic life. The tremendous teaching and mentorship I received set me up to receive a full scholarship to the University of Edinburgh for my PhD. Without Huron, this would have never occurred.
    Chris Medland
    MTS ’13, MA ’15
    Read more
  • I really loved the faculty and staff at Huron and will always be grateful for their positive influence on my personal and academic life.
    Mahdieh Mirmohammadi
    Master of Arts (Theology)
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  • The Faculty is a citadel of excellence and Huron’s longstanding traditions set it apart. I would recommend Huron because of the quality of education it offers, the level of spiritual development it fosters, the excellent professors, and the school’s library − whose staff and resources help ensure students’ success.
    John Olufemi Adeyemi
    3rd Year student, MDiv
    Read more
  • You develop within classes that foster critical thinking; challenge you to ask complex questions; and learn how to understand the world in a more human way.
    Beth Koudys
    Honours BA, Master of Divinity ‘14
    Read more
  • I found my spark and pursued it at Huron, and the experience was phenomenal.
    Michael Bodkin
    Master of Arts (Theology) Graduate, PhD Candidate at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University
    Read more

Program

  • The MTS is a two-year, post-baccalaureate, professional undergraduate degree to prepare you for public leadership or further study.
  • The program may be taken full-time or part-time; however, the maximum duration of the degree is four years.
  • The degree is granted by Western University and accredited by the Association of Theological Schools; we are pleased to welcome students from any denomination or faith tradition.
  • Areas of concentration include Biblical Studies, Islamic Studies, Theology and Ethics, Comparative Religion and Theology, Congregational Ministry, Pastoral Care, and Public Service
General Information
Degree Requirements
Application

WHAT WILL I GAIN?

  • Informed knowledge and interpretive skill in the theological disciplines
  • Ability to reflect critically and theologically on religion’s role in public life
  • Knowledge and respect for the diverse religious traditions in Canada and the world
  • A broadened and enriched understanding of social justice and community transformation
  • Ability to collaborate across denominational and religious boundaries

WHY HURON’S MTS?

  • Small, inclusive learning community within one of Canada’s leading Liberal Arts universities
  • Over 150 years of excellence in theological education
  • Ability to specialize in an area of concentration, including Islamic Studies
  • New program mode includes convenient, two-day timetable and distance learning option
  • Knowledgeable, supportive faculty who take a personal interest in your learning and development
  • Excellent research support in Huron’s Library and Learning Services and Writing Services
  • Generous financial aid available to students who qualify
  • Access to Western University amenities
  • And graduate with a Western degree

ELIGIBILITY

You may apply to the MTS if you hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university. A limited number of competitive, discretionary admissions may be available for those without a bachelor’s degree (contact the Faculty for details).  Occasional January part-time admission is possible.  (Contact the Faculty for information.)

Taking Courses Only (Not the Degree), Letter of Permission, and Special Student:
You may take courses without being in a degree stream in the following ways when you already hold a university degree:

  • Special Students already hold a university degree & wish to take individual course(s), for audit or credit, without being in a degree program.
  • Letter of Permission students are visiting students from another university.

Non-Registered Students:  
If you do not already hold a Bachelor’s degree, you can contact the Faculty of  Theology office regarding the possibility of sitting in on courses in the Faculty.  You will not be an official Western/Huron student, no records will be kept, and audit fees will be charged.

Synopsis of MTS course requirements

All courses in the theological program are one-term half-courses (weight 0.5). Courses identified as “a” are offered in the first term; “b” courses are offered in the second term. Courses identified as “a/b” may be offered in either term.

Required: 20 half-courses (10.0 course weight) over 2 years (normal full-time, or part-time equivalent).

Take courses according to your concentration as outlined in Areas I to VI below, plus any concentration electives from Area I to VI, and complete the Multireligious Engagement Requirement.

Concentrations: Select a concentration in consultation with your advisor from among:
Theology & Religion
Islamic Studies
Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy
Ministry Leadership

Students in the Theology & Religion concentration may select a sub-concentration in:
Biblical Studies
Christian Theology & Ethics
Comparative Religion & Theology

Students in the Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy concentration select either the Muslim Communities stream or the Christian Communities stream.

Students in the Ministry Leadership concentration elect either the Christian Congregational stream or the Social Justice stream.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Theology & Religion

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below:

Area I: Scriptural Studies (1.5 courses)
EITHER
Biblical Studies 5110A/B: Introduction to the Bible as Scripture
Biblical Studies 5116A/B: New Testament Writings
Biblical Studies 5120A/B: Gods, Empires, Kings & Rebels: The Hebrew Bible in Context

OR
Either
Religious Studies 5310A/B: Interpreting the Qur’an
Or
Biblical Studies 5320A/B: New Scholarship in Qur’anic Studies
And
Biblical Studies 5119A/B: Studies Sunnah & Hadith
Plus one half-course from Area I, Scriptural Studies, including any Qur’anic Arabic course

Area II: Theological Studies (1.5 courses)
EITHER
Systematic Theology 5103A/B: Introduction to Systematic Theology
Plus two further half-courses from Area II, Theological Studies

OR
Systematic Theology 5208A/B: Key Issues in Islamic Theology
Theological Ethics 5213A/B: Islamic Ethics: Theory and Application
Plus one half-course from Area II, Theological Studies

Area III: Historical Studies (1.0 course)
Two half-courses from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (0.5 courses)
One half-course from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (1.0 course)
Field Education 5110A: Identity and Formation
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integration and Formation Seminar

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (0.5 courses)
One half-course from Area VI, Comparative & Contextual Studies

General Electives (4.0 courses)
Eight half-course electives from any of the areas

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Theology & Religion: Biblical Studies

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below:

Area I: Scriptural Studies (4.0 courses)
Either
Hebrew 5040A: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew 5041B: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew [II]
Or
Greek 5103A: Introductory Grammar
Greek 5104B: Continuation of Grammar and New Testament Readings
And
Biblical Studies 5110A/B: Introduction to the Bible as Scripture
Biblical Studies 5116A/B: New Testament Writings
Biblical Studies 5120A/B: Gods, Empires, Kings & Rebels: The Hebrew Bible in Context
Biblical Studies 5192A/B: Scriptural Foundations of Social Justice
Plus two further half-courses from Area I, Scriptural Studies

Area II: Theological Studies (1.5 courses)
Systematic Theology 5103A/B: Introduction to Systematic Theology
Theological Ethics 5203A/B: A Critical Investigation of Theological Ethics
One further half-course from Area II, Theological Studies

Area III: Historical Studies (1.5 course)
Three half-courses from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (0.5 courses)
One half-course from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (1.0 course)
Field Education 5110A: Identity and Formation
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integration and Formation Seminar

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (0.5 courses)
One half-course from Area VI, Comparative & Contextual Studies

General Electives (1.0 course)
Two half-course electives from any of the areas

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Theology & Religion: Christian Theology & Ethics

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below: 

Area I: Scriptural Studies (2.0 courses)
Biblical Studies 5110A/B: Introduction to the Bible as Scripture
Biblical Studies 5116A/B: New Testament Writings
Biblical Studies 5120A/B: Gods, Empires, Kings & Rebels: The Hebrew Bible in Context
One further half-course from Area I, Scriptural Studies

Area II: Theological Studies (3.5 courses)
Systematic Theology 5103A/B: Introduction to Systematic Theology
Theological Ethics 5203A/B: A Critical Investigation of Theological Ethics
Five further half-courses from Area II, Theological Studies

Area III: Historical Studies (1.5 course)
Church History 5104A/B: The Early Church to the Late Middle Ages
Church History 5106A/B: The Late Middle Ages to the Modern Period and Contemporary World
One further half-course from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (0.5 courses)
One half-course from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (1.0 course)
Field Education 5110A: Identity and Formation
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integration and Formation Seminar

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (0.5 courses)
Religious Studies 5134A/B: Navigating Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canadian Society

General Electives (1.0 course)
Two half-course electives from any of the areas

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Theology & Religion: Comparative Religion & Theology

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below:

Area I: Scriptural Studies (2.5 courses)
Five from the following:
Biblical Studies 5110A/B: Introduction to the Bible as Scripture
Biblical Studies 5116A/B: New Testament Writings
Biblical Studies 5120A/B: Gods, Empires, Kings & Rebels: The Hebrew Bible in Context
Religious Studies 5310A/B: Interpreting the Qur’an
Biblical Studies 5320A/B: New Scholarship in Qur’anic Studies
Biblical Studies 5119A/B: Studies in Sunnah and Hadith

Area II: Theological Studies (2.0 courses)
Four from the following:
Systematic Theology 5103A/B: Introduction to Systematic Theology
Theological Ethics 5203A/B: A Critical Investigation of Theological Ethics
Systematic Theology 5208A/B: Key Issues in Islamic Theology
Theological Ethics 5190A/B: Introduction to Islamic Law and Legal Theory
Theological Ethics 5213A/B: Islamic Ethics: Theory and Application
Systematic Theology 5228A/B: Theology and Religious Pluralism

Area III: Historical Studies (1.5 course)
Church History 5111A/B: History of Christian-Muslim Relations
Two further half-courses from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (0.5 courses)
One half-course from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (1.0 course)
Field Education 5110A: Identity and Formation
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integration and Formation Seminar

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (1.0 course)
Religious Studies 5134A/B: Navigating Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canadian Society
One half-course from Area VI, Comparative & Contextual Studies

General Electives (1.5 courses)
Three half-course electives from any of the areas

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Islamic Studies

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below:

Area I: Scriptural Studies (2.0 courses)
Either
Religious Studies 5310A/B: Interpreting the Qur’an
Or
Biblical Studies 5320A/B: New Scholarship in Qur’anic Studies
And
Biblical Studies 5119A/B: Studies in Sunnah and Hadith
Plus one half-course in Qur’anic Arabic
Plus one further half-course from Area I, Scriptural Studies, including any Qur’anic Arabic course

Area II: Theological Studies (1.5 courses)
Systematic Theology 5208A/B: Key Issues in Islamic Theology
Theological Ethics 5213A/B: Islamic Ethics: Theory and Application
Plus one half-course from Area II, Theological Studies

Area III: Historical Studies (1.0 course)
Church History 5111A/B: History of Christian-Muslim Relations
One further half-course from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (0.5 courses)
One half-course from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (1.0 course)
Field Education 5110A: Identity and Formation
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integration and Formation Seminar

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (0.5 courses)
Religious Studies 5134A/B: Navigating Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canadian Society

General Electives (3.5 courses)
Seven half-course electives from any of the areas

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy – Muslim Communities Stream

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below:

Area I: Scriptural Studies (1.5 courses)
Either
Religious Studies 5310A/B: Interpreting the Qur’an
Or
Biblical Studies 5320A/B: New Scholarship in Qur’anic Studies
And
Biblical Studies 5119A/B: Studies in Sunnah and Hadith
Plus one further half-course from Area I, Scriptural Studies, including any Qur’anic Arabic course

Area II: Theological Studies (1.5 courses)
Systematic Theology 5208A/B: Key Issues in Islamic Theology
Theological Ethics 5213A/B: Islamic Ethics: Theory and Application
Plus one from:
Religious Studies 5202A/B: Spirituality of Muslim Women
Any others from Area II, Theological Studies

Area III: Historical Studies (1.0 course)
Church History 5231A/B: Independent Study: History of Spiritual Care
One further half-course from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (3.5 courses)
Foundations for Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Practice
Pastoral Theology 5231A/B: Pastoral Care and Counseling Ministry

Human Development & Theories of Growth
Pastoral Theology 5XXXA/B: Human Development & Growth Process

Professional Ethics
Pastoral Theology 52XXA/B: Case Studies in Chaplaincy and Professional Ethics

Spiritual Distress and Assessment
Pastoral Theology 5XXXA/B: Spiritual Care Assessment and Planning

Theories of Psychotherapeutic Practice (Choose one of four:)
Pastoral Theology 5232A/B: Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Muslim Community Contexts
Pastoral Theology 5330A/B: Couple and Family Dynamics
Pastoral Theology 5332A/B: Family of Origin Seminar
Pastoral Theology 5334A/B: Grief, Crisis, and Pastoral Care

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (2.0 course)
Field Education 5110A: Identity and Formation
Supervised Practical Education 51XX: SPE Basic I
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integration and Formation Seminar

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (0.5 courses)
Religious Studies 5134A/B: Navigating Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canadian Society

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy – Christian Communities Stream

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below:

Area I: Scriptural Studies (1.5 courses)
Biblical Studies 5110A/B: Introduction to the Bible as Scripture
Biblical Studies 5116A/B: New Testament Writings
Biblical Studies 5120A/B: Gods, Empires, Kings & Rebels: The Hebrew Bible in Context

Area II: Theological Studies (1.5 courses)
Systematic Theology 5103A/B: Introduction to Systematic Theology
Plus two from:
Theological Ethics 5203A/B: A Critical Investigation of Theological Ethics
Any others from Area II, Theological Studies

Area III: Historical Studies (1.0 course)
Church History 5230A/B: Independent Study: History of Spiritual Care
One further half-course from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (3.5 courses)
Foundations for Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Practice
Pastoral Theology 5231A/B: Pastoral Care and Counselling Ministry

Human Development & Theories of Growth
Pastoral Theology 5XXXA/B: Human Development & Growth Process

Professional Ethics
Pastoral Theology 52XXA/B: Case Studies in Chaplaincy [and Professional Ethics]

Spiritual Distress and Assessment
Pastoral Theology 5XXXA/B: Spiritual Care Assessment and Planning

Theories of Psychotherapeutic Practice (Choose one of four:)
Pastoral Theology 5232A/B: Islamic Studies Pastoral & Spiritual Care [Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Muslim Community Contexts]
Pastoral Theology 5330A/B: Couple and Family Dynamics
Pastoral Theology 5332A/B: Family of Origin Seminar
Pastoral Theology 5334A/B: Grief, Crisis, and Pastoral Care

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (2.0 course)
Field Education 5110A: Introduction to Ministry [Identity & Formation]
Supervised Practical Education 51XX: SPE Basic I
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integrative Seminar [MTS Integration and Formation Seminar]

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (0.5 courses)
Religious Studies 5134A/B: Navigating Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canadian Society

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Ministry Leadership – Christian Congregational Stream

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below:

Area I: Scriptural Studies (1.5 courses)
Biblical Studies 5110A/B: Introduction to the Bible as Scripture
Biblical Studies 5116A/B: New Testament Writings
Biblical Studies 5120A/B: Gods, Empires, Kings & Rebels: The Hebrew Bible in Context

Area II: Theological Studies (1.5 courses)
Systematic Theology 5103A/B: Introduction to Systematic Theology
Theological Ethics 5203A/B: A Critical Investigation of Theological Ethics
One further half-course from Area II, Theological Studies

Area III: Historical Studies (1.5 course)
Three half-courses from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (2.5 courses)
Homiletics 5204A/B: The Theology & Practice of Preaching
Liturgics 5204A/B: Liturgical Theology: An Introduction
Pastoral Theology 5230A/B: Congregational Development and Leadership
Religious Education 5203A/B: Teaching Ministry
One further half-course from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (2.0 courses)
Field Education 5110A: Identity and Formation
Field Education 5211A: Parish/Community Practicum I
Field Education 5212B: Parish/Community Practicum II
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integration and Formation Seminar

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (0.5 courses)
Religious Studies 5134A/B: Navigating Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canadian Society

General Electives (0.5 courses)
One half-course electives from any of the areas

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

MTS Degree with Concentration in Ministry Leadership – Social Justice Stream

Complete all 20 half-courses (10.0 full courses) in the degree from the areas and electives as indicated below:

Area I: Scriptural Studies (2.0 courses)
EITHER
Biblical Studies 5110A/B: Introduction to the Bible as Scripture
Biblical Studies 5116A/B: New Testament Writings
Biblical Studies 5120A/B: Gods, Empires, Kings & Rebels: The Hebrew Bible in Context
Biblical Studies 5192A/B: Scriptural Foundations of Social Justice

OR
Either
Religious Studies 5310A/B: Interpreting the Qur’an
Or
Biblical Studies 5320A/B: New Scholarship in Qur’anic Studies
And
Biblical Studies 5119A/B: Studies in Sunnah and Hadith
Biblical Studies 5192A/B: Scriptural Foundations of Social Justice
Plus one half-course from Area I, Scriptural Studies, including any Qur’anic Arabic course

Area II: Theological Studies (1.5 courses)
EITHER
Systematic Theology 5103A/B: Introduction to Systematic Theology
Plus two further half-courses from Area II, Theological Studies

OR
Systematic Theology 5208A/B: Key Issues in Islamic Theology
Theological Ethics 5213A/B: Islamic Ethics: Theory and Application
Plus one further half-course from Area II, Theological Studies

Area III: Historical Studies (1.0 course)
Two half-courses from Area III, Historical Studies

Area IV: Public Leadership & Ministry Studies (1.0 course)
Two half-courses from Area IV, Public Leadership & Ministry Studies

Area V: Contextual & Formational Studies (2.0 courses)
Field Education 5110A: Identity and Formation
Field Education 5211A: Parish/Community Practicum I
Field Education 5212B: Parish/Community Practicum II
Pastoral Theology 5213A/B: MTS Integration and Formation Seminar

Area VI: Comparative & Cultural Studies (0.5 courses)
Religious Studies 5134A/B: Navigating Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canadian Society

General Electives (2.0 courses)
Four half-course electives from any of the areas

Multireligious Engagement Requirement
At least one half-course (from any area or from among electives) must focus on a religious tradition other than the tradition primarily studied in the degree program.

APPLICATION LINKS

Traditional Applicants + Special Students (those who already hold a university degree & wish to take course(s) for credit, without being in a degree program)

Program Application

 

Letter of Permission Students those who are currently in a program in another university, who would like to visit Huron to take a course, and have the results of that course sent back to their university.

Letter of Permission Application

REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Theological Studies degree program is designed to provide opportunities for intellectual growth and leadership development. As such, admission is based not only on academic considerations, but also on evidence of personal characteristics and interpersonal skills required to function effectively in such an educational environment. In order to assess these criteria for admission, we rely on the candidate’s application materials and the confidential statements made by referee(s).

Once an application file is complete, with all supporting documents received by Huron, it is reviewed by an Admissions Committee comprised of the Dean of Theology and two full-time members of the Faculty of Theology. After its review of the completed application, the Admissions Committee will make a recommendation concerning admission.

Upload to Portal:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • Transcript showing completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (If applicable. See “English Language Proficiency Requirements” below)

Send to Referee:
(Please note your referee emails or mails your reference form directly to Huron.)

For Applicants to MTS Concentrations in Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy (either Christian or Islamic stream) OR Ministry Leadership (Christian Congregational stream) (Please note your referees should email or mail your reference form directly to Huron.):

DEADLINES

Winter Term
Applicants seeking admission in the Winter term should apply by December 1.

Fall Term
Applicants seeking admission in the Winter term should apply by May 30. Please enquire at theology@huron.uwo.ca or srice@huron.uwo.ca for flexibility with applications beyond this deadline.

International Applicants
International applicants seeking admission to the MDiv or MTS programs should have their applications complete, including all supporting documents, by March 1 for September admission and September 1 for January admission.

FINANCIAL AID

If you wish to be considered for Financial Aid, please complete the form below:

TRANSFER CREDIT AND WAIVER OF PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS POLICY

The Transfer Credit and Waiver of Program Requirements Policy for the MDiv and MTS programs can be accessed here:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

If you have not completed your degree/diploma at an institution where the principal language of instruction is English, you are required to submit a satisfactory English Language Proficiency test score.

Huron requires one of the
following:

Test Minimum Score Required
TOEFL(iBT), 83, with no less than 20 on any section

TOEFL(PBT), 500, with TWE of 5

MELAB, 80, with no less than 78 on any section

IELTS, 6.5, with no less than 6.0 on any section

CAEL, 60, with no less than 60 on any section

PTE Academic, 58, with no less than 56 on any section

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Program Learning Outcomes

By completing the Master of Theological Studies program, students will demonstrate:

  1. a critical and culturally sensitive engagement with the scriptural, historical, theological, and liturgical foundations of a religious tradition, and the ability to apply this knowledge responsibly in multireligious and secular settings
  2. proficiency in the key skills and competencies for contextually appropriate leadership and practice
  3. an ability to analyze diverse social and intercultural contexts and to adapt behaviour and formulate strategies to acknowledge differences, recognize commonality, and pursue justice
  4. an integrative academic preparation that combines intellectual, ethical, and emotional maturity in the cultivation of attitudes, habits, and character

Master of Theological Studies Course Timetable

Theology Orientation Handbook 2022-23
can be found here: Orientation Handbook link

Course Registration for 2022-23

Admitted MDiv & MTS Students, Theology Special and Letter of Permission Students, may register for courses once they receive their registration appointment from Western.  Here is the REVISED Registration Handbook.

Degree Begun prior to Sept. 2022

MTS 2021 Islamic Studies Degree Map for students who began before September 2022.
MTS 2021 Degree Map for students who began before September 2022.

Degree Begun Sept. 2022 and onward
All MTS Concentrations  beginning September 2022–a degree map is forthcoming for you below; however, in the meantime, you can use the recommended first year course list in the Registration Handbook 2022-23 for your concentration, and see your concentration’s complete requirements in Program section, above.
MTS 2022  Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy, Muslim Community Degree Map, beginning September 2022.  See recommended 1st-year courses on final page.
MTS 2022 Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy, Christian Community Degree Map, beginning September 2022.  See recommended 1st-year courses on Final Page.
MTS 2022 Degree with Concentration in Islamic Studies

 

2022-2023 Course Timetable

Link to copy of timetable with classrooms
“A” courses are in fall term
“B” courses are in winter term
No suffix = full-year course
Courses are Hybrid (online for approved students/in person for all others) unless otherwise noted.
Calendar course descriptions are found in MDiv map.
See sample course outlines from last year in 2021-22 timetable.

Course Subject
Course #
Course Outline
Day
Start
End
Instructor
Arabic1070AQuranic Arabic for Beginners (in person)Tu8:3011:20Kharrat, Y.
Arabic2080AIntermediate Quranic Arabic  (in person)Th14:3017:20Kharrat, Y.
Arabic5260BReadings From The Qur’anTh11:3014:00Kharrat, Y.
Bib Studies5110A Intro to the Bible as ScriptureTh11:3014:00Smith, D.
Bib Studies5116BNew Testament WritingsTu18:0020:30
Bib Studies5119BQur’an, Sunnah, HadithW14:3017:00Mattson, I.
Bib Studies5120BIntro to the Hebrew BibleTh11:3014:00Lemos, T.
Bib StudiesNEW
5205a
Major Letters of PaulTh18:0020:50tbd
Bib
Studies
5210BStudies in the Pentateuch (online only)Tu11:3014:30TBA
Bib
Studies
5222AProphetic LiteratureTh11:3014:00Lemos, T.
Church Hist5104AEarly Church to Late Middle AgesTh8:3011:00Acres, W.
Church Hist5106BLate Mid Ages to Modern PeriodTu9:3012:00McClatchie, S.
Church Hist5111BHistory of Christian-Muslim RelationsTh14:3017:00Mattson, I.
Church Hist5232BSpecial Topics:  Christianity & IndigenaityTh18:0020:30Acres, W.
Church Music5223BLiturgical MusicW14:3017:00Lupton,W./ McClatchie, S.
Field Educ5110AIdentity & FormationW14:3017:00Davis, D.
Field Educ5211AParish/Community PracticumTh8:3011:00Davis, D.
Field Educ5212BParish/Community PracticumTh8:3011:00Davis, D.
Field Educ5313AParish/Community Practicum (3rd yr)Contact:
Davis, D.
Greek5103AIntroductory GrammarTu

Th

14:3016:30tbd
Greek5104BCon’t of Greek Grammar & New Testament ReadingsTu
Th
14:3016:30tbd
Homiletics5204ATheol & Practice of Preaching (contact srice@uwo.ca to sign up)W14:3017:00Townshend, T.
Homiletics5305BContinuation of HomileticsTu9:3012:00Crittenden, J.
Liturgics5204AIntro to Liturgical Theology (contact srice@uwo.ca to sign up; online course only)W18:0020:30Gibaut, J.
Liturgics5301BLiturgical Leadership (online course only)Th14:3017:00tba
Past Theol5213B MTS Integration & Formation SeminarTu9:3012:00Marks, D.
Past Theol5230ACongregational Development & LeadershipTu14:3017:00Morrison, B.
Past Theol5231APastoral Care & Counselling MinistryTu18:0020:30Morrison, B.
Past Theol5235bMissiology, Colonialism & the Gospel  (online only)Th11:3014:00Ruso, D.
Past TheolNEW
5250b
Human Development & Group ProcessTu14:3017:00Morrison, B.
Past Theol5313BMDiv Integration & Formation SeminarPlease contact D. Davis
Past Theol5330BCouple & Family DynamicsTu180020:30Morrison, B.
Rel Educ5203BTeaching MinistryTu14:3017:00Morrison, B.
Rel Stud2130Living ReligionsM15:3017:30Acres, B
see Theol Office for permiss.
Rel Stud5134BFreedom of Religion & Accommodation in CanadaW18:0020:30Fahmi, M.
Rel Stud5224ASpecial Topics:  Sociology of ReligionTh18:0020:30Elliot, Neil
Supervised Past Educ5120SPE Basic Isee D. Davis for permiss’n
Syst Theol5103AIntro to Systematic TheolW8:3011:00Potter, B.
Syst Theol5206BChrist, Salvation, TrinityW8:3011:00Potter, B.
Syst Theol5231ASpecial Topics:  Readings in Islamic TheologyTh11:3014:00Taleb, L. R.
Theol Ethics5203BCritical Investigation of Theological EthicsW18:0014:30Gruning, H.

 

2022 Summer/Intersession Timetable

How to Register for an Intersession course
First, beginning Feb 22, activate yourself for the Summer Session on student centre.
Second, once activation is complete, register yourself for the course in student centre.   Here are some helpful detailed instructions!
Or contact srice@uwo.ca for assistance.
Remember,  Huron students pay Huron for summer courses.  

Intersession 2022 falls between May 16 and June 24, followed by exams if scheduled.
“A” courses are  half-courses in first half , May 16-June 3
“B” courses are half-courses in second half
No suffix = full-course, lasting all Intersession, May 16-June 24

Calendar course descriptions are found below.

Course Subject
Course #
Course Outline
Day
Start
End
Instructor
Pastoral
Theology
5304AChurch & Non-Profit Admin and Organisationonline
M/Tu/
W/Th
6:309:20Hessler, Soren
Religious
Studies
2130Living Religions of the Worldonline
M/Tu
W/Th
9:0012:00Acres,
William

PT 5304a  Church & Non-Profit Organisation & Administration (Online)
An introduction to organization and administrative leadership in church and other not-for-profit organizations.
0.5 course

RS 2030  Living Religions  (Online)
A study of the history, faith, and practices of the major living religions – selected from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
1.0 course

2021-2022 Course Timetable

“A” courses are in fall term
“B” courses are in winter term
No suffix = full-year course
Calendar course descriptions are found in MTS booklet.

Course Subject
Course #
Course Outline
Day
Start
End
Instructor
Arabic1070AArabic 1070aM8:3011:20Kharrat, Y.
Arabic2080AIntermediate Quranic ArabicTh14:3017:20Kharrat, Y.
Arabic5260BReadings From The Qur’anTu9:3012:00Kharrat, Y.
Bib Studies5110AIntro to Biblical ScriptureTu6:008:30Smith, D.
Bib Studies5116BThe New Testament WritingsTu18:0020:30Quigley, J.
Bib Studies5120BIntro to the Hebrew BibleTh11:3014:00Meyer, N.
Bib
Studies
5222AIsaiah and Ezekiel comparedTh11:3014:00Lemos, T.
contact srice@uwo.ca to register!
Bib
Studies
5250AEarly history of God W14:3017:00Lemos, T.
Bib
Studies
5255AGender and Sexuality in Early ChristianityTh8:3011:00Quigley, J.
Church Hist5104AChurch History I W14:3017:00McClatchie, S.
Church Hist5106BChurch History 2W14:3017:00Acres, W.
Church Hist5227AHistory of AnglicanismTh14:3017:00Acres, W.
Church Hist5232BCANCELLED
Medieval Heresies
CANCELLED
Church Music5222BTTheory & Practice of Music in the ChurchTh14:3017:00Lupton, W. / McClatchie, S.
Field Educ5110AIntro to MinistryW8:3011:00Davis, D.
Field Educ5211AParish Community PracticumTh18:0020:30Davis, D.
Field Educ5212BParish/Community PracticumTh18:0020:30Davis, D.
Field Educ5313BParish/Community Practicum (3rd yr)Contact:
Davis, D.
Greek5103AIntro to Biblical Greek GrammarTu

Th

14:3016:30Quigley, J.
Greek5104BCont of Greek Grammar & NT WritingsTu
Th
14:3016:30Quigley, J.
Hebrew5040AIntro to Biblical HebrewTu
Th
14:3016:30Meyer, N.
Hebrew5041BHebrew 2Tu
Th
14:3016:30Meyer, N.
Homiletics5204ATheology & Practice of PreachingTu9:3012:00Townshend, T.
Homiletics5305BCont of Homiletics Th8:3011:00Crittenden, J.
Liturgics5204BLiturgical TheologyW18:0020:30Gibaut, J.
Past Theol5213BIntegrative MTS SeminarTh8:3011:00Marks, D.
Past Theol5230ACongregational Development and LeadershippTu14:3017:00Morrison, B.
Past Theol5231APastoral Care and Counselling MinistryTu18:0020:30Morrison, B.
Past Theol5232bIslamic Pastoral & Spiritual Carepostponed until Fall ’22
Past Theol5305ATheological ReflectionW14:3017:00Connor, T.
Past Theol5313BMDiv Integration & Formation SeminarPlease contact D. Davis
Past Theol5333B Grief Crisis and Pastoral Care Tu18:0020:30Morrison, B.
Rel Educ5203BIntroduction to Christian Education Tu14:3017:00Morrison, B.
Rel Stud2130Living Religions of the WorldM13:3016:30Acres, B
see Theol Office for permiss.
Rel Stud5220AIslam and PoliticsM18:0020:30Mattson, I.
Rel Stud5310BInterpreting the QuranTh11:3014:00Taleb, L.
Syst Theol5103AIIntro to Systematic TheolTh8:3011:00Potter, B.
Syst Theol5201BContextual TheologyW8:3011:00Davis, D.
Syst Theol5208BKey Issues in Islamic Theology Th14:3017:00Mattson, I.
Syst Theol5228BTheology & Religious PluralismTh8:3011:00Potter, B.
Syst Theol5232BTheological AnthropologyW14:3017:00Potter, B.
Theol Ethics5190BIslamic Law and Legal Theory W18:0020:30Mattson, I.
Theol Ethics5203BIntro to Theological EthicsTh18:0020:30Gruning, H.
Theol Ethics5213AIslamic EthicsW18:0020:30Mattson, I.

 

2020-2021 Course Timetable
Course Subject
Course #
Course Outline
Day
Start
End
Instructor
Arabic1070AQuranic Arabic for BeginnersTh3:306:20Kharrat, Y.
Arabic2080BIntermediate Quranic ArabicTh3:306:20Kharrat, Y.
Arabic5260BReadings From The Qur’anTu9:3012:20Kharrat, Y.
Bib Studies5110AIntro to Bible as ScriptureM7:009:20Meyer, N.
Bib Studies5116BThe New Testament WritingsM12:303:00Meyer, N.
Bib Studies5119AQur’an, Sunnah & HadithM7:009:20Mattson, I.
Bib Studies5120BIntro to the Hebrew BibleM7:009:20Lemos, T.
Bib Studies5222BProphetic LiteratureM8:3011:00Lemos, T.
Bib Studies5224BStudies in the GospelsTu9:3012:00Meyer, N.
Church Hist5104AEarly Church to Late Middle AgesM12:303:00McClatchie, S.
Church Hist5106BLate Mid Ages to Modern PeriodM8:3011:00Acres, W.
Church Hist5111AChristian-Muslim RelationsM12:303:00Mattson, I.
Church Hist5223AChristian Tradition in CanadaM3:306:00Acres, W.
Church Music5223ALiturgical MusicTu9:3012:00Lupton, W. / McClatchie, S.
Field Educ5110AIntro to MinistryTu7:009:00Smith, G.
Field Educ5211AParish/Community PracticumTBA
Field Educ5212BParish/Community PracticumTBA
Field Educ5313BParish/Community PracticumTBA
Greek5130AIntro to Greek GrammarM

Tu

3:306:00Meyer, N.
Greek5104BCon’t of Greek Grammar and New Testament ReadingsM

Tu

3:306:00Meyer, N.
Greek5223AReadings in New TestamentTu7:009:20Meyer, N.
Homiletics5204ATheol & Practice PreachingM12:303:00Townshend, T.
Homiletics5305BContinuation of HomileticsM7:009:20Crittenden, J.
Liturgics5204BLiturgical TheologyM8:3011:00Larson-Miller, L.
Liturgics5223BSpecial Topics in LiturgicsTu7:009:20Larson-Miller, L.
Liturgics5301BLiturgical LeadershipM3:306:00Larson-Miller, L.
Past Theol5213BIntegrative SeminarM3:306:00Marks, D.
Past Theol5230ACongregational Develop & LeadershipTu3:306:00Morrison, B.
Past Theol5231APastoral Care & CounsellingTu7:009:00Morrison, B.
Past Theol5313BMDiv Integration & Formation SeminarPlease contact D. Davis
Past Theol5332BFamily of Origin SeminarTu7:009:20Morrison, B.
Rel Educ5203BIntro to Christian EducationTu3:306:00Morrison, B.
Rel Stud5134AFreedom of Religion and Accommodation in CanadaM8:3011:00Fahmy, M.
Rel Stud5202BSpirituality of Muslim WomenM7:009:20Mattson, I.
Rel Stud5223BIntro to Sufi Spiritual TeachingsM12:303:00Taleb, L.
Syst Theol5130AIntro to Systematic TheologyM8:3011:00TBA
Syst Theol5201BContextual TheologyM12:303:00Davis, D.
Syst Theol5206BChrist, Salvation, & TrinityTu3:306:00Connor, T.
Syst Theol5231BTheology of Anglican SacramentsTu7:009:30Larson-Miller, L.
Syst Theol5234ASpecial Topics CourseM3:306:00Badcock, G.
Theol Ethics5203BTheological EthicsTu7:009:20Gruning, H.
2019-2020 Course Timetable
2018-2019 Course Timetable

2018-19 MDiv/MTS Fall/Winter Course Timetable

Room #s available at student.uwo.ca under “your Weekly Schedule”

“a” and “f” courses are in first (fall) term;  “b” and “g” in second (winter)

“Calendar/catalogue description is found by clicking “Course #.”
Interested in taking a course below, without being in MDiv or MTS degree stream?
Contact the Faculty of Theology, srice@uwo.ca.

Islamic Studies and Related Course Outlines

Course
Course #
Course
Outline
Description
Day
Start
End
Instructor
Arabic1070a2018-19Quranic Arabic for beginners (avail to MDiv/MTS too)Th3:306:20Kharrat, Y
Arabic5260b2018-19Readings for the Qur’an. 
MTS/MDiv students should register for this number;
bachelor’s students register for Arabic 3260b
Th4:307:20Kharrat, Y
Bib Studies5110a2018-19Intro to Bible as ScriptureTu11:302:20tba
Bib  Studies5120b2018-19Intro to the Hebrew BibleW

F

9:30

9:30

10:20

11:20

Lemos, T.
Bib Studies5116b2018-19New Testament WritingsTu11:302:20Meyer, N.
Bib Studies5205b2018-19Major Pauline EpistlesF11:302:20Meyer, N.
Church Hist5104a2018-19Early Church to Late Middle AgesTh9:3012:30McClatchie, S.
Church Hist5106b2018-19Late Mid Ages to Modern PeriodTh9:3012:20McClatchie, S.
Church Hist5111b2018-19Christian-Muslim RelationsM14:3017:20Mattson, I
Church Hist5223a2018-19Christian Tradition in CanadaW8:3011:20Acres, W.
Church Hist5350a2018-19Eastern & Orthodox Church HistoryM2:305:20Larson-Miller, L.
Church Music5223b2018-19Liturgical Music (if you have dif signing up for this course, just email srice@uwo.ca)Tu

Th

12:30

12:30

2:20

1:20

Lupton, W. & McClatchie, S.
Field Educ5110a2018-19Intro to MinistryM9:3012:20Smith, G & Silcox, JA
Field Educ5211a2018-19Parish/Community PracticumTu9:3011:20Smith, G
Field Educ5212b2018-19Parish/Community PracticumTu9:3011:20Smith, G.
Field Educ5313b2018-193rd-yr Placement I.S.contact G. Smith
Greek5103a2018-19Intro to Greek GrammarTu

F

4:30

1:30

6:20

3:20

tba
Greek5104b2018-19Con’t of Grk Grammar and NT ReadingsTU/F2:304:20tba
Hebrew5040a2018-19Intro to Biblical HebrewTU

F

2:30

11:30

4:20

1:20

tba
Hebrew5041b2018-19Intro to Bib Hebrew, part 2Tu/F2:304:20Meyer, N.
Homiletics5204a2018-19Theol & Practice PreachingM9:3012:20Townshend, T
Homiletics5305b2018-19Continuation of HomileticsF9:3012:20Crittenden, J.
Liturgics5204a2018-19Liturgical TheologyTh2:305:20Larson-Miller, L
Liturgics5301b2018-19Liturgical LeadershipW2:305:20Larson-Miller, L
Liturgics5302b2018-19Christian Initiation
(New!  see description below timetable
Tu6:309:20Larson-Miller, L.
Past Theol5213b2018-19Integrative Seminar (MTS only) Registered students should contract instructor to arrange convenient class timeMarks, D.
Past Theol5230a2018-19Congregational Develop & LeadershipTu2:305:20Morrison, B.
Past Theol5231a2018-19Pastoral Care & CounsellingTu5:308:20Morrison, B.
Past Theol5313a/b2018-19MDiv Integration & Formation Seminar (see G. Smith for details)Smith, G.
Past Theol5333b2018-19Grief, Crisis & Pastoral CareTu5:308:20Morrison, B.
Rel Educ5203b2018-19Intro to Christian EducationTu2:305:20Morrison, B.
Rel Stud21302018-19Living Religions of the World (avail to Master’s students if instructor agrees.  = 2 half courses)Th6:309:30Acres, W.
Rel Stud2297a2018-19Faith in Sound, Stone & Paint (MDiv/MTS may take toward degree if instructor agrees)W

F

9:30

9:30

11:20

10:20

McClatchie, S.
Rel Stud2300a2018-19Religion & PsychoanalysisW6:309:20tba
Rel Stud3030g2018-19Angry God:  The Bible & War (MDiv/MTS may take toward degree, if instructor agrees)Tu2:305:20Lemos, T.
Rel Stud3333f2018-19Theology, Science & Society (MDiv/MTS make take toward degree if instruct agrees)M

W

2:30

3:30

3:20

5:20

Marks, D
Rel Stud3450g2018-19Judaism & the Holocaust (MDiv/MTS may take toward degree, if instructor agrees)W3:306:20Marks, D.
Rel Stud5134a2018-19Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in CanadaTh6:309:20tba
Rel Stud5202b2018-19Spirituality of Muslim WomenTu

Th

2:30

2:30

4:20

3:20

Mattson, I.
SPE5101a/b2018-19Supervised Pastoral Educ (for those who want credit along with CPE unit) see Faculty of Theol office for details
Syst Theol5103a2018-19Intro to Systematic TheologyM

W

3:30

2:30

5:20

3:20

Badcock, G.
Syst Theol5222b2018-19Theology of Karl BarthM

W

10:30

9:30

11:20

11:20

Badcock, G.
Syst Theol5226b2018-19Christian Theol in the 20th CenturyM

Th

3:30

2:30

5:20

3:20

Badcock, G.
Theol Ethics5203b2018-19Theological Ethics Th2:305:20Gruning, H.
Theological Studies3333f2018-19Theology, Science & Society (MDiv/MTS may take toward degree with instructor perm.)M

W

2:30

3:30

3:20

5:20

Marks, D.

Professors

Huron’s Theology professors have found their purpose within our university where they have continuous opportunities to inspire students to find theirs. Regardless of whether or not students are set on pursuing career paths that include religious or theological vocations, you will find the professors within this department to be extremely open-minded, supportive and knowledgable.

Meet the educators who are going to help you better understand how religions shape the most influential aspects of humanity, so you can Lead with Heart, compassion and conviction – no matter where your calling takes you.

  • I aim to do constructive theology that draws on the Christian tradition while also intentionally engaging in interreligious dialogue, particularly around justice, ecology, and the arts.
    Brett Potter, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
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  • I allow myself to feel the anger, sadness, despair over the things that humans are capable of doing in order to understand the phenomenon - in order to limit, to minimize, the things that cause the despair.
    Tracy Lemos, PhD
    Professor, Theology
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  • My teaching goal is have students engage with a broad diversity of Islamic thought and practice in order to contextualize current events and to understand how Islam is a dynamic source of meaning for a large part of humanity in the past and today.
    Ingrid Mattson, PhD
    Professor, Islamic Studies; London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies
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Master of Theological Studies Careers

Half of the recent graduates from our MTS program have gone on to further studies. However, over the years, many others have focused on pursuing careers that reflect their belief systems, knowledge and strong skill sets they refined during the attainment of their degree. The career options outlined below are just a few of the vocations that demand exceptional critical and creative thinking, the affinity for building meaningful relationships, and the cultural and social sensitivity necessary to navigate successfully within our global community.

This degree will prepare you for many diverse paths, including professions in:
  • Teaching
  • Community & Public Service
  • Advocacy & Social Justice
  • Business
  • Foreign Service
  • Ministry
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Government/Politics
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