Basic Degrees

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

    Awarded conjointly by Regis College and the University of Toronto
    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 focuses. The Integrating Studies focus 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 for ongoing professional development. The First Studies focus 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.


  • Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality (M.A. in M.S.)

    Awarded conjointly by Regis College and the University of Toronto
    The Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality program is designed for women and men with active ministerial experience who seek to expand and deepen a social and spiritual vision through theological study and reflection on the personal and societal dimensions of work and service in a post-modern culture. It emphasises a deepening of theological understanding as well as training in specialized pastoral skills. This program may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may select one of two focuses. The Pastoral Praxis focus fosters spiritual and emotional maturity for men and women desiring effective ministerial practice and authentic witness in church and society. The Ministry of Spiritual Direction focus is for women and men discerning a vocation and for those seeking formation in spiritual direction ministry.


  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

    Awarded conjointly by Regis College and the University of Toronto
    The Master of Divinity program prepares students for professional ministry and leadership within the Roman Catholic Church. It provides them with the opportunity to develop academically, spiritually, personally and professionally within a richly varied learning and worshipping community. Students study in an environment enhanced by the academic research of the faculty and students of the College’s advanced degree programs, as well as by the pastoral concerns and questions offered by those experienced in ministry. Students are immersed in the ecumenical, interfaith and multicultural context of the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto, located in one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in North America.


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