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Overview of UTC's Master of Divinity programs
Our Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree programs are open to students with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (see admission requirements below). Students enroll in the either the B.Th or the S.T.M. degree program of the Faculty of Religious Studies and the M.Div programe of UTC concurrently. The first two years of study take place within the context of FRS and UTC, where students will focus on the academic disciplines of Biblical Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion, and ethics. In addition, students are introduced to the disciplines of pastoral theology and to personal, professional and spiritual formation for ministry.

The final year of study for the M.Div. degree focuses on pastoral theology and the practice of ministry. The “In–Ministry Year” program is run conjointly with our ecumenical partners at Montreal Diocesan Theological College (Anglican) and Presbyterian College, Montreal, and is distinct in Canada in that it is a sustained, year-long field-based curriculum which employs an action-reflection model of teaching/learning. Students are placed in a ministry setting for the duration of the academic year, under close and competent supervision and theological reflection on the practice of ministry. Two days each week are spent with peers in a classroom setting, where in addition to study of the disciplines of pastoral theology, students engage in critical reflection of the intersection of ministry, culture and theology of ministry.

Length of Program: The M.Div degree can be completed in three years of full time study. UCC candidates for ordained ministry will also complete an 8 month internship, bringing the total to four years.


*To view UTC's list of important dates for 2014-2015, click here

For a copy of the M.Div. Booklet, please click here

To download a M.Div. / STM course registration form, please click here

Overview:

The following is a typical model for a B.Th./M.Div student’s course of study. For Mature Students, or for students taking courses at Université de Montréal, the overall pattern remains similar to that outlined below.

M.Div. Year I. ( = B.Th. Yr II) *

BIBLICAL STUDIES
Lit. of Ancient Israel 1 (RELG 302)
Lit of Ancient Israel 2 (RELG 303)
New Testament 1 (RELG 311)
New Testament 2 (RELG 312)

CHURCH HISTORY
Church in History 1 (RELG 322)
Church in History 2 (RELG 323)

THEOLOGY & ETHICS
Principles of Christian Theology II (RELG 434)
Intro to Philosophy of Religion (RELG 341)

RELIGION & CULTURE
Religious Behaviour (RELG 361)

ELECTIVE STUDIES
Elective (RELG xxx)

PASTORAL THEOLOGY & INTEGRATION
August Intensive (UAI 101)
Ministry Forum I A (UMF 101)
Ministry Forum I B (UMF 102)
Integrative Paper Part I (UIP 100)

MINISTRY PRACTICE & INTEGRATION
Worship and Community Life (USP 101)
College Retreat (USP 102)
Focus on Practice 1 (UFP 101)
Focus on Practice 2 (UFP 102)


* Studies may be taken on a part-time basis during MDiv I and MDiv II

M.Div. Year II* (= B.Th. Year III**)

BIBLICAL STUDIES
Old Testament Elective (RELG xxx)
New Testament Elective (RELG xxx)

CHURCH HISTORY
Canadian Church History (RELG 420)
Christianity in Global Perspective(RELG 479)

THEOLOGY & ETHICS
Principles of Christian Theology I (RELG 333)
Theological Ethics (RELG 470)
Theology Elective (RELG xxx)

RELIGION & CULTURE
Interfaith Studies Elective (RELG xxx)

ELECTIVE STUDIES
Elective (RELG xxx)
Elective (RELG xxx)
Elective (RELG xxx)

PASTORAL THEOLOGY & INTEGRATION
Ministry Forum II A (UMF 201)
Ministry Forum II B (UMF 202)
Integrative Paper Part 2 (UIP 201)
August Intensive (UAI 201)

MINISTRY PRACTICE & INTEGRATION
Worship & Community Life (USP 201)
College Retreat(USP 202)
Focus on Practice 3 (UFP 201)
Focus on Practice 4 (UFP 202)


* Studies may be taken on a part-time basis during MDiv I and MDiv II

** Successful completion of all courses in M.Div. I and II results in the award of the B.Th. degree from McGill University.

M. Div (Year III) (Ordination Stream) **

** Students who are Candidates for Ministry in the United Church of Canada complete a Church-recognized supervised Internship.
Students who are not Candidates for Ministry in the UCC may move directly from M.Div II to M.Div IV, if they are admissible to the In-Ministry Year.

M.Div. Year IV (MST In Ministry Year). ***

PASTORAL THEOLOGY
Theology of Ministry (MST 501)
Principles of Worship (MST 521)
Foundations of Preaching (MST 531)
Mission/Church in Context (MST 561)

PRACTICE OF MINISTRY
Supervised Field Placement (MST 500)
Pastoral Care and Counselling (MST 511)
Preaching Tutorial (MST 532)
Educational Ministry (MST 541)
Congregational Leadership (MST 562)

DENOMINATIONAL STUDIES
United Church Worship (UTC 522)
United Church Polity (UTC 571)
History and Theology (UTC 581)

MINISTRY FORMATION & INTEGRATION
UTC Worship & Community (USP 301)
College Retreat (USP 302)
Integrative Paper III (UIP 301)
Integrative Paper IV (UIP 302)

GLOBAL EXPOSURE
Intercultural Exposure Trip - Cuba (MST 390)
(Trip and Analysis Paper)



***Studies in MDiv IV are FULL-TIME. M.Div III, or “The In-Ministry Year” is run conjointly with the Presbyterian College, Montreal and the Montreal Diocesan Theological College.

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