Awarded by Regis College
The Master of Sacred Theology degree is a second theological degree that focuses on ministry in a more specialized and precise way, and at a higher level of academic and professional competence than the regular basic degree program.

It is designed to further the professional skills operative in a chosen form of ministry and, above all, to enrich and deepen the student’s grasp of theological and pastoral issues. Its focus is on theology as praxis, and the integration of theology and life by way of study, action and reflection.

Goals

  • To strengthen professional skills in ministry
  • To explore theological and pastoral issues
  • To integrate the praxis of study, action and reflection

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the Basic Degree and Advanced Degree admission requirements.

 

Program Outline & Requirements

The Master of Sacred Theology Degree is usually an extension of the Master of Divinity/Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degree. It is designed as a one-year program beyond the M.Div./S.T.B. to broaden and deepen a student’s theological skills within a more specific area.  The goal is to apply these skills in their particular ministry, and in dialogue with their own cultural context.  It comprises eight units taken through the Basic Studies Program.

 

The shape of this one-year degree is determined by the student in consultation with the Program Director. Students are encouraged to be intentional in setting their own learning goals within the parameters of the program. The program can be completed on a part-time basis.

 

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

General

 

  • 3 units at the 3000 level and;
  • 3 units at the 6000 level. These may be selected from within the four TST departments with a view to forming a concentration of courses in one of the four departments.
  • 2 additional units comprised of Option A, and B

Option A

 

  • A Supervised Ministry Placement with the following written assignments:
    • Ministry Placement Rationale
    • Contextual Analysis
    • One Case Study
    • One Student and one Supervisor Questionnaire relating to the student’s goals, performance, and growth in the placement

Option B

 

  • A final integration paper (approximately 40 pages)

Graduation Requirements

  • A passing grade in each of the 6 course units.
  • A pass in a ministry project, theological reflection seminar or pastoral component (depending on the option selected.
  • An overall average of B-.