Theological Studies

Study the Bible, Christian theology, church history, and the practice of ministry in an interdisciplinary and ecumenical setting with a distinctive Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective. Explore current scholarship and examine contemporary issues. Interact with faculty and students from diverse academic disciplines in a small classroom setting. Test ideas. Develop skill and self-understanding in internships. Experience the support and expertise of faculty and fellow students. 

What is the Master of Theological Studies?

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a two-year degree offered conjointly by the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College. It is open to persons from a range of academic backgrounds and is designed for those who may be exploring vocations of ministry and service, those preparing for pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, or further graduate studies, and those seeking personal enrichment.

Why MTS at Conrad Grebel?

The supportive and stimulating environment provides frequent interaction with faculty, extensive library resources, study and social spaces, and opportunities for participation in a wide range of activities. Theological Studies students are able to enrich their experience by taking courses in other programs at UWaterloo and at nearby universities and theological schools.

MTS students may choose from three program options: coursework, applied studies, or thesis. These options enable students to tailor their degree to their specific interests and vocations.

Plus, all full-time Canadian/permanent resident MTS students are eligible for full-time tuition scholarships.

  1. Apr. 7, 2017Call for Course Proposals

    The Master of Theological Studies program at Conrad Grebel University College invites applications for a one-course contract teaching appointment in Fall 2017.  The course to be offered is a Special Topics course in the discipline of theology.  Applicants are invited to propose a course or two in an area of interest or specialization. 

  2. Feb. 28, 2017Theological Studies Prof fosters learning and discoveryProf Jeremy Bergen teaching in class.

    “To me, theological studies is endlessly interesting because it touches on every area of learning and discovery,” reflected Professor Jeremy Bergen, Director of Theological Studies (TS) at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo.

  3. Apr. 18, 2016New faculty member in Practical Theology

    The Conrad Grebel University College Board of Governors, at its April 12 meeting, enthusiastically approved the recommendation of the Search Committee to hire Dr. Carol Penner as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology.

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  1. June 6, 2017MCEC Special Event: Lebold Fundraising DinnerAlan K. Sapp

    Time: 6:30pm reception, meal and presentation to follow

    This is a Mennonite Church Eastern Canada event in support of the Anabaptist Learning Workshop.

    Guest speaker: Alan K. Sapp

  2. Sep. 6, 2017Fall 2017 OrientationTS incoming students for Fall 2016.

    All incoming students are invited to join us for our Fall Orientation on September 6 at Conrad Grebel! The day will include opportunities to meet faculty, staff, and other students, to learn more about the MTS program, and a mandatory Academic Integrity Workshop. 

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