Theological Studies - MTS (Conrad Grebel University College)

Program Information

Department/School Theological Studies
Waterloo-affiliated university college Conrad Grebel University College
Admit term(s) Fall (September – December)
Winter (January - April)
Application and document submission deadline(s)

February 1 (for admission in September)

September 1 (for admission in January of the following year)

Delivery mode On-campus (Conrad Grebel University College campus)
Program type Master's, Professional
Length of program 24 months (full-time)
registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Thesis, Coursework, Applied Studies
Research field(s) – Graduate research fields are used to better define a student’s research concentration   Christian Theology

For the 2024 and 2025 admission years, regrettably, due to funding restrictions we cannot accommodate any new international students. International applicants who may be interested in self-funding their graduate studies need to contact the Program Graduate Coordinator prior to applying to discuss their interest in this program.*

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What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • The minimum academic requirement for admission to the program is a four-year bachelor degree with an overall 75% average, or its equivalent. Applicants who do not meet these requirements but who demonstrate aptitude for such graduate studies may be admitted, on a case-by-case basis, after meeting the requirements of probationary or transitional admission or completing a qualifying program as deemed appropriate by the Admission Committee.
  • Applicants to the Thesis option will be expected to have successfully completed considerable previous undergraduate or graduate study in religion and theology, in areas related to their proposed thesis research. Applicants to the Thesis option whose previous academic study has been in other disciplines may be admitted to the Thesis option as transitional students. Additional requirements will be specified at the time of admission.
  • The Graduate Admissions Committee will consider applications after all the required documents are uploaded. Application material submitted in support of the application will not be returned.
  • An interview may be required


Application material

  • Resume
  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)
    • From each institution through which the student has completed coursework
  • Reference
    • Three references are required, two of these should be from people competent to assess the candidate's academic capacities and potential
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

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This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. *updated April 2024.

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Program Contact

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