Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program is designed for students wishing to study theology for personal growth while developing and integrating faith and theology in their vocation within church and society. This program is not designed for students desiring ordination in the ELCIC, however it may be sufficient for churches in other traditions. It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain ordination requirements in any non-ELCIC church tradition.

Program Goal

The aim of the MTS is fourfold, namely to:

  1. Provide opportunity for the academic study of theology at an advanced level.
  2. Provide personal enrichment and strengthen the theological/religious basis for leadership in lay and secular contexts.
  3. Foster the integration of faith and practice within the church and community.
  4. Create an intellectual and religious/spiritual platform for challenging social inequities and injustices, and advancing reconciliation, especially as these pertain to countering imperialism and colonization in Canadian contexts.


The MTS curriculum is comprised of 54 credits, which include courses, seminars, colloquiums and capstones.  A thesis or presentation option may replace two elective courses.

The program is, at a minimum, a two year course of study.  Students may study part time for four to five years.

Please visit our Handbooks page to locate the Program Handbook.

Requirements for Admission

  1. Attainment of the Bachelor of Arts degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized college or university.
    • A World Religions course is strongly recommended.
    • For those over the age of 31 and without a BA or its equivalent, LTS will consider successful completion of a LTS Prior Learning Assessment application. .
  2. Completion of the online MTS Application for Admission, plus
    • submission of supporting documents as outlined in the application form (such as transcripts, references (3), autobiographical statement, etc.).
    • submission of the application fee.
  3. For those whose first language is not English, they must successfully complete one of two options: 1) a DUOLINGO English overall test score of 120, OR 2) a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT score (including the speaking component) of 88 with no component less than 20, or if the TOEFL IBT is not available, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) is a prerequisite

Tuition / Fees

Please visit our Tuition page for a summary of tuition and other program fees.


Please visit our Admissions Page to learn how to apply.

It is important to note that the online application form must be completed in full (or near to full), and the application fee must be paid before we can begin processing your application.

Learn More About the Program

2023/2024 MTS Handbook

Time Frame to Apply

Please visit our "How to Apply" page.

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