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To study theology in Montreal, at The Presbyterian College, is join a community of faith and worship and study. You have a vision to serve the church and your community—to make the Good News real in the lives of others. We are here to support, equip, and encourage you in pursuing this vision through seminary studies.

Through academic programs, ministry formation, and spiritual practices, be equipped and transformed in the service of Christ.

As you study theology with us in Montreal, you will find yourself focussed on the love of Christ for the world. We believe our task is to equip and form transformational leaders who will in turn will equip and nurture the people of God for authentic praise and outreach.  Our students know well that ministry is not only about what we understand in our minds. It is about who we are. We want to be and to develop leaders who are credible and whose mind and hands are integrated.

Intellectual Engagement

Our affiliations with major universities in Quebec (both McGill University in Montreal and Laval University in Quebec City) mean that our students are able to engage with faculty who excel in their area of research. In addition, students also engage with the faculty of The Montreal School of Theology and The Presbyterian College who bring years of research and ministry practice into the classroom. 

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Affordability

We know that the cost of education and its value matter to students. Our tuition fees are among the most affordable in Canada and the United States. International student fees are much lower than in other degree programs and educational institutions. Check out the details here. Grow in your path of service without growing your student debt!

“Imagine every new idea [you encounter in your studies] as a person with whom you are in dialogue. In the practice of dialogue, we listen to one another, but we listen as ourselves. It would not be good stewardship simply to dismiss an idea without giving it a chance to speak to you; on the other hand, you also bring your own beliefs and values to the encounter. What you have learned so far, especially in your life in Christ, is just as important as the new idea you are entertaining. Try to listen to both.” — Professor Karen Petersen Finch

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In the Master of Divinity program, students spend almost half of the final year in a ministry context – a congregation or a local not-for-profit. Through the action-reflection model, students engage in service while deepening their competencies for ministry.

To study theology at The Presbyterian College s to be equipped for service to the church. It is to discover yourself growing as a transformational leader in your faith community and in relation to local neighbourhoods.

Life together in Christian community is a central part of who we are. We gather every Wednesday for worship, meet together in small groups for prayer, and develop relationships that go well beyond our time at the College. Those who have graduated from the college in previous decades continue to share in meaningful friendships with those they studied alongside here in Montreal. 

For more about our community life, click here.

In the final year of the Master of Divinity program, students participate in an Intercultural Learning Experience, which usually is a study tour in Cuba. We meet with seminary students, congregations, and community organizations in Cuba and explore how the gospel is lived in another context.

The community of the college itself is also an increasingly global community, with students from a diversity of backgrounds and countries. It enriches our shared life that we bring perspectives and experiences from such different contexts and expressions of the Body of Christ.

Montreal is a beautiful and dynamic city in the Province of Quebec, Canada. The city is situated on the Island of Montreal, located at the joining of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers. At the heart of Montreal is the remarkable green space/park of Mount Royal, which is just steps from The Presbyterian College—it is a beautiful place for walking, biking, and winter activities.

Culturally, Montreal is a beautiful mix of French and English and other languages. It is a city of festivals and beautiful neighbourhoods. It is also an accessible city; easy to get around; easy to explore. For more about the city, click here.