Certificate in Theology

Certificate in Theology

Who is program for? 

Are you interested in

     – spiritual enrichment and a deeper understanding of Christian faith
     – pursuing graduate theological education in a flexible format
     – exploring a possible call to ordained ministry, or
     – exploring the possibility of M.Div. studies?

The Certificate in Theology may be the program for you. Offered in collaboration with the Montreal School of Theology this program involves completion of 10 courses (30 credits) including core courses in the following areas:

     –  Christian Theology (6 credits)
     –  Church History (3 credits)
     –  Old Testament Studies (3 credits)
     –  New Testament Studies (3 credits)
     –  Theological Ethics (3 credits)

Students also complete an additional 4 courses (12 credits) in elective areas, which may include courses in Reformed Worship, Reformed Tradition, Congregational Leadership, Congregational Mission, or in other areas.  For any students who decide they wish to enter into the M.Div. program before completion of the Certificate in Theology, these courses also fulfill core requirements of the M.Div. degree. 

Students in this program may take all online courses offered through the Montreal School of Theology, and are eligible for other courses offered in the School and through The Presbyterian College.

Upcoming Online Courses

Fall 2019 – Patterns and Practices of Christian Spirituality – MST 337 (3-credit)

An exploration of the Christian spiritual tradition, how it evolved, and how different practices from it can help in our current context to develop lives rooted in prayer, self-awareness, and discernment. (A webinar course, held on Wednesday evenings from September 11 to December 4, 2019.) Taught by the Rev. Dr. Holly Ratcliffe.

Winter 2020 – Christian Mission (3 credit)

This course explores Christian Mission broadly, considering key moments in the history of mission, the realities of congregational mission, and the challenges of contextual outreach. (An online course, held on a weekday evening, in the Winter term.) Team-taught by faculty members of the Montreal School of Theology.

At the present moment, most courses are offered in a web-based format — using the live video-conferencing software Zoom. Both students and instructors have provided positive feedback about the educational experience using the Zoom platform for both lectures and group discussion. 

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts or equivalent) with a CGPA of 2.7 or higher. Follow the application and registration links (right sidebar) for more details on application requirements.

There is an application fee of $60, for application to the Certificate program.

Course Fees

Tuition cost, per 3-credit course:  $400
Additional fees, per course: $65

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