Master of Theology
The Master of Theology (M.Th.) degree program and M.Th. (Pentecostal Studies) degree program (herein referred to simply as M.Th. are designed and intended for those candidates who hold the degree of Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) or equivalent.
The M.Th. program requires the equivalent of one year of full-time study, involving ten three-credit-hour courses. It may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. To qualify for the M.Th. degree, the student must have achieved a minimum average of 70% with no mark below 60% in all courses graded. Admission requirements will be the same for admission to the M.T.S. and M.Div. programs.
This program consists of the following requirements:
1. Ten three-credit-hour courses, as follows:
1 course in Biblical Studies
1 course in Theological Studies (3510-Q or equivalent)
1 Integrative Seminar (3900-Q)
2 Pastoral Studies
5 Electives chosen from any of the theological disciplines
10 total courses required.
2. An SPM 3472-Q or CPE 3470-Q may be used to discharge up to 4 courses in Pastoral Studies (as the required two courses in Pastoral Studies plus two electives).
3. A Thesis may be written to gain credit for three electives.
4. Students wishing to graduate with the M.Th. (Pentecostal Studies) will complete as part of their elective requirements two of the three courses from the list below which are cross listed courses from Tyndale University College, taught at Spruce Hills Community Church (3720-Q, 3730-Q, and 3790-Q).
5. Students admitted to the M.Th. Degree, who have completed a Bachelor of Theology at a recognized Theological College or University, may request Advance Standing for three courses. The student’s academic advisor will assist the student to identify courses for which to request Advance Standing. Approval of three Advanced Standing courses results in the student being required to complete an additional 7 courses for the M.Th. Degree. A student may also request a waiver of two specific required courses, if they can show they have already completed an equivalent course. Waiver of a course allows the student to select another elective course.
6. Students who have completed the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Theology by Distance at Queen’s College may apply to have SPM or CPE count as three Advance Standing credits. These three Advance Standing courses count as part of the three Advance Standing courses described in # 5 above.
7. A maximum of three courses may be transferred to the M.Th. program from another College or University, as per the Transfer of Credits Policy.
8. No major/minors are applicable for this degree.
9. Maintain a minimum average grade of 70% with no mark below 60% in all courses so graded.
10. Candidates are normally required to fulfil all requirements of the program within seven years from the date of first registration.