Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

The Master of Theological Studies at St. Stephen’s College invites students to encounter diverse faith traditions and cultures in ways that enrich their person and deepen their social engagement. The core courses are oriented toward cross-cultural and inter-religious experiences, personal and intellectual formation, and development in community leadership. Dedicated study tracks allow students to specialize in ways that deepen their spiritual understanding and/or focus on one of several vocational fields. The MTS can be taken as either a 42-credit course-based degree or a 48-credit thesis-based honours degree.

Students have the choice of one of two MTS specializations:

  • The Faith and Culture Specialization combines the study of religious traditions and contemporary developments to engage students toward deepening their appreciation of the diverse expressions of human spiritual awareness.

  • The Spiritual Care Specialization equips students with the foundational skills and aptitudes needed for a variety of spiritual care or chaplaincy contexts (such as healthcare, prisons, the military, postsecondary, business and corporations, inner-city/street organizations, and civil services such as city, police, fire). This specialization was developed in partnership with other Alberta-based theological colleges.

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**Note: The Master of Theological Studies degree is conferred by St. Stephen's College, not by the University of Alberta. For more information, see our About Graduate Studies at SSC and Institutional Charter.