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Mission | Overview | What makes MTS unique | Program options

MTS students and faculty


The mission of the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program is to educate, equip, and form students through biblical, theological, historical, and pastoral study of Christianity in an Anabaptist-Mennonite and ecumenical context, for service to church and society.

Throughout the MTS program, students will:

  1. Develop skills in effective writing, speaking, reading, listening, and teaching.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Christianity from a variety of disciplinary, theological, contextual, and experiential perspectives.
  3. Engage scholarship in the relevant fields of theological studies through research and critical analysis of primary sources and contemporary scholarly debates.
  4. Interpret Christian traditions in light of present contexts.  
  5. Engage issues of justice and peace, and attend to voices of the marginalized. 
  6. Nurture personal formation through practices such as self-reflection, openness to others, leadership training, faith development, and participation in a community of learning.
  7. Enhance the capacity for life-long learning.

What makes MTS unique?

Jonathan and Carol in the libraryThe Theological Studies program at the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College is a two-year interdisciplinary program leading to a Master of Theological Studies degree.  It is designed for students preparing for further graduate studies in theology, professionals in ministry, or for personal enrichment. The program draws on the College’s academic strengths in Theology, Biblical Studies, and History of Christianity, to examine the beliefs and practices of Christianity and particularly the Anabaptist/Mennonite tradition. Students may also take courses from faculty with teaching and research expertise in Music, Mennonite Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Contemporary study of Christian theology takes place in an ecumenical and inter-religious context. In the MTS program this is reflected in faculty research interests, courses, and the student body. 

Furthermore, because of our unique relationship with the University of Waterloo, our students have access to the incredible resources of this prestigious institution with the benefits of being part of the smaller college community.

Program options

Students can choose an option to tailor the MTS program to their specific interests and vocational goals, including ministry and academia. Learn more about degree options.

Mission | Overview | What makes MTS unique | Program options