Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity, University of Toronto


The MTS in Orthodox and Eastern Christian Studies programme requires 20 course credits. One credit is given for each semester course successfully completed. Normally, courses meet once a week for two hours. Courses are offered at Trinity College and at the other cooperating schools of the Toronto School of Theology, and are listed in the TST course calendar.

There are 15 required credits (which earn a Diploma in Orthodox and Eastern Christian Studies):

(Note only one of Liturgy 2 or Liturgy 3 is required.)

In addition to these 15 required credits, all students must enrol in a one-credit course of independent studies in their final term in which they will engage in a summative reflective exercise resulting in a substantive report or major paper; those considering the possibility of further graduate work in theology are advised to complete a further independent research paper for course credit.

The remaining four credits are electives, permitting students to concentrate their studies in areas of particular interest from the fields of Biblical studies, history, theology and pastoral theology. To ensure sufficient breadth of knowledge and understanding, at least two of these electives should be from non-Orthodox courses at Trinity College or other schools within TST.

Students planning advanced degree study should include an ancient language in their programme and note the further requirements of the department under consideration.

For more information, please contact us.