A variety of introductory experiences and courses invite newcomers to discover theology at Regis College. Semi-annual Open Houses welcome the general public to a free day of lectures, tours of our facilities and informal conversations with faculty, students and alums. The Windows on Theology continuous learning series offers six to eight session non-credit courses on topical issues in scripture, church history, pastoral studies and theology.
Regis College offers four distinct entry level Master programs in theology. The twenty-unit Master of Theological Studies offers those with an established professional identity an opportunity to enrich their work and personal lives with a trans-disciplinary study of theology. The twenty-unit Master of Arts in Ministry and Spiritualty offers those with active ministerial experience an opportunity for reflection, professional development and personal integration, and/or an opportunity to discern their call and capacity for the ministry of spiritual direction. The thirty-unit Master of Divinity offers newcomers to ministry the first formation required for ordained or lay ministry in the Roman Catholic tradition. The eight-unit Master of Sacred Theology provides a fourth year of first formation focused on the practice of ministry.
Students in advanced research oriented programs at Regis College are provided with a context rooted in Scripture and tradition, enlivened by a communal sense of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and stimulated by the questions and challenges of our culture. They are prepared for their vocation of theological scholarship in its dimensions of learning, research and teaching in a thorough and systematic way, according to the level of their program. Advanced programs are administered through the Toronto School of Theology. For more information about the offerings, the application process and financial aid, please click here.
As an educational institute holding both ecclesiastical and civil charters, Regis College also offers three ecclesiastical degrees recognized across Canada and around the world. The thirty-unit Bachelor of Sacred Theology is a "first-cycle" program, corresponding to the Master of Divinity, that provides first formation in ministry. The two year, "second cycle," Licentiate in Sacred Theology provides the basic level of competence to teach theology in many Roman Catholic schools and is often pursued in conjunction with a Regis College research oriented advanced master program. The "third cycle" Doctor of Sacred Theology offers the in depth preparation required to teach at an advanced level or exercise other creative forms of leadership in the Church.
Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto and a Founding Member of the Toronto School of Theology.
Members of the public interested in theological education are invited to attend an open house in October and March each year.
First preparation for ministry in the Master of Divinity program at Regis College is steeped deeply in the Ignatian tradition of spirituality and theological reflection.
It is also possible to focus advanced research oriented degrees such as the ThM/STL and ThD/PhD on Ignatian themes.
For a listing of courses especially pertinent to Ignatian Spirituality and several options for pursuing second and third cycle programs focused in further formation in the Ignatian tradition, please click here.