Diploma in Theological Studies (D.T.S.)

Awarded by Regis College.


Interested applicants are recommended to apply for the Master of Theological Studies Program (Integrating Studies Stream) or the Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality Program (Pastoral Praxis Stream).

This ten-credit program is designed for students who wish to study theology and possibly discern a commitment to one of the three basic Master level programs offered by Regis College.

The DTS invites men and women from a variety of cultures and ministerial experiences to expand their social and spiritual vision in an atmosphere that is deeply Catholic and widely ecumenical. The diploma is built on the belief that the cultural crisis of our time is planetary in proportion and spiritual in essence, calling for re-imagining community, spiritual and societal structures.

All students are required to maintain an electronic portfolio that documents their progress through their programs.

Students are encouraged to participate in spiritual direction and in opportunities for personal enrichment.

The DTS can be pursued on a full- or part-time basis.


The ten courses can be taken in any combination of Biblical, Historical, Pastoral or Theological courses.

In addition, students may elect to focus their studies in an area of special concentration, drawing on one of the College's many areas of teaching and research strengths, including:

  • Eastern Christian Studies
  • Lonergan Studies
  • Ignatian Spirituality

The ten units may be selected to fulfill the first year requirements of the following three basic level Master programs:



Diploma in Theological Studies (D.T.S.)