Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) Religious Studies (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Religious Studies     Degree: Master of Sacred Theology

Program Requirements

ATS Accreditation:
The S.T.M. program is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada.
The normal requirement is two years (of two terms each) of full-time study, but the degree may, by permission, be taken on a part-time basis.

Note: Ordination requirements for S.T.M. graduates will normally involve a further year of professional pastoral studies (the In-Ministry Year) provided by the Montreal School of Theology, which is affiliated with the School of Religious Studies.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • RELG 645 Methods in Religious Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, including: historical studies/textual hermeneutics; ritual/performance studies; and religion and modernity.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Samuel Nelson (Fall)

    • Note: Restricted to M.A. students in Religious Studies, except with permission of the instructor.

  • RELG 646 Research Project 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of the research approaches of certain designated interdisciplinary fields of study. These independent studies are structured to provide students with the necessary research skills in their adopted interdisciplinary studies and will be presented in the form of a project to be determined by the student and Area studies professor.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • RELG 647 Research Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of the research approaches of certain designated interdisciplinary fields of study. These independent studies are structured to provide students with the necessary research skills in their adopted interdisciplinary studies and will be presented in the form of a project to be determined by the student and Area studies professor.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

12 credits from Area Studies listed below.

Area Studies:

  • RELG 644 Biblical Theology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Tutorials and guided reading in the field of biblical theology.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Patricia Kirkpatrick, Ian H Henderson (Fall)

    • Restriction(s):Only open to students in the S.T.M.; Non-Thesis program. Not open to students who have taken RELG 520.

    • Fall and Winter

  • RELG 648 Church History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Tutorials and guided reading in the field of church history.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: W J Torrance Kirby (Fall) W J Torrance Kirby (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the S.T.M.; Non-Thesis program. Not open to students who have taken RELG 530.

    • Fall and Winter

  • RELG 652 Christian Theology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Tutorials and guided reading in the field of Christian theology.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the S.T.M.; Non-Thesis program. Not open to students who have taken RELG 531.

    • Fall and Winter

  • RELG 653 Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Tutorials and guided reading in the field of philosophy of religion.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the S.T.M.; Non-Thesis program. Not open to students who have taken RELG 540.

    • Fall and Winter

  • RELG 656 Theological Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Tutorials and guided reading in the field of theological ethics.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Gaelle Fiasse (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the S.T.M.; Non-Thesis program. Not open to students who have taken RELG 541.

    • Fall and Winter

  • RELG 663 Comparative Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Tutorials and guided reading in the field of comparative religion.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Armando Salvatore (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the S.T.M.; Non-Thesis program. Not open to students who have taken RELG 550.

18 credits at the 500 level or higher. Course selection approval is required by the Chair of the Religious Studies Graduate Committee.

Students who take the S.T.M.; Non-Thesis as part of their ordination requirements are to choose their courses in consultation with the Principal of the Theological College with which they are associated.

Related courses, at the 500 level or higher, are also available in other departments and must be chosen in consultation with the S.T.M; Non-Thesis adviser.

Faculty of Arts—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)