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. Sep. 11, 2017A new academic year has begun!Incoming MTS students sit in seminar room during orientation.

    On Wednesday, September 6 the Theological Studies department welcomed 14 new students into the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program.

  2. July 14, 2017New! Mennonite Diversity Award

    We are pleased to announce a new award for students in the Master of Theological Studies program!

    This award is designed to make an educational experience at Conrad Grebel University College accessible to Mennonite students from culturally diverse backgrounds.  The intention is to create a student body at the College that is more reflective of the cultural diversity of the present and future Mennonite Church in Canada.

  3. 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. 

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