Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

Awarded conjointly by Regis College and the University of Toronto

MISSION

The Master of Theological Studies Program is a first degree in theology that complements previous professional or academic training. Students may select one of two streams. The Integrating Studies stream enables students to engage in a dialogue between their profession and/or life experience and theology in an environment enriched by graduate theological research. Experienced church ministers may also find this a rewarding program stream for ongoing professional development. The First Studies stream provides those preparing for professional ministry with an initial intellectual formation emphasizing selected themes in Western philosophy from a theological perspective. These studies take place in a Roman Catholic faith community grounded in Ignatian spirituality that prepares students to respond insightfully and creatively to the needs of the world with generosity and discernment.

GOALS

  • To foster among Regis College students a general understanding of theology as a discipline and of the Roman Catholic tradition within it. This understanding will include knowledge of the major areas of systematic theology, the exegesis of Sacred Scripture, the principles and issues of moral theology, the history of the Church and the role of spirituality in integrating faith and life experience.
  • To prepare students for their service to the Church and to the world.
  • To promote a community of faculty and students actively engaged in theological reflection on the religious basis of their life and work, whether in secular careers or within Church life.

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)