Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity, University of Toronto

Adult Education

Do you want to learn more about your Orthodox faith? Studying theology enables us to strengthen our Christian identity and deepen our knowledge of God and life of prayer and mission, as well as equip ourselves for positions of leadership and teaching within the church.

Adult learners seeking a mature and rich knowledge of Orthodox tradition may enrol in any of the individual courses at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College. Most classes are taught in evening, for benefit of students with jobs.

Taking seven individual courses (whether as an auditor or for credit) will earn you a Certificate in Orthodox and Eastern Christian Studies. Completing 14 courses will earn you an Honours Certificate (if audited) or a Diploma in Orthodox and Eastern Christian Studies (if taken for credit).

We welcome all Orthodox Christians, as well as western Christians who are interested in the history, faith and life of the early church and the Christian East.

Auditing Courses

The requirement for non-credit students is only regular attendance, class participation and doing the readings; no essays or exams are required.

Auditing individual courses does not require a formal application to Toronto School of Theology. You simply need to fill in an audit form (PDF) and pay the auditor's fee ($250) for each course. (This is the cheapest option, but it does not earn you a credit. You cannot take a course as an auditor and then decide to convert it to a credit.)

Taking Courses for Credit

Instead of simply auditing individual courses, students may register to take courses at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College for credit. For these credit students, the work is what is naturally expected in Masters-level courses.

You will pay a higher fee ($614 per course) but you will receive an actual credit and grade from Toronto School of Theology that will remain on your record.

Taking courses for credit requires a formal admission to Trinity for either the Master of Theological Studies or Master of Divinity degree programme. The Divinity Office can help with all the necessary application paperwork. Note that students taking a one-off course for credit will be temporarily admitted to the MTS stream, and will be asked to complete their registration if they pursue further studies.

For more information about auditing or taking courses for credit, please contact us.