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The MA in Theology will provide a rigorous academic program in theology, exceeding the normal expectations of similar degrees offered in the North American context at intermediate postgraduate level, offering excellent preparation for doctoral research or a superior terminal degree in theology for those not wishing to pursue full doctoral studies. A major characteristic of the degree will be its emphasis on the integration of theological vision and of the theological disciplines. Develop research skills in written coursework and, particularly, in the preparation of a thesis constituting at least half of the workload you will undertake in the degree, providing an excellent foundation for further study to the doctoral level, or a capstone for an MA taken as a terminal degree.
You can expect to have high levels of personal contact with instructors, fellow students, and thesis supervisors.
Theology 9513: Research Methology (to be completed by end of Term 2)
25,000-word (100 pp.) thesis
Detailed program regulations are here.
Fall term: September-December;
Winter term: January-April;
Summer Term: May-August (Group A courses generally not offered).
Graduate students remain continuously enrolled in programs and are expected to be making academic progress in all three terms each year.
a four-year degree in Theology from an accredited institution with a minimum average of 75% (or the equivalent in Religious Studies, where normally the applicant’s studies should have included a major in Western Religion;
a Bachelor’s degree in an allied subject (e.g., Classics, History, English, Philosophy), followed minimally by the equivalent of 12 half-courses (6.0 courseload) in the Master of Theological Studies with a minimum average of 78%
a Master of Divinity or Master of Theological Studies degree with a minimum average of 75% in the last two years of study.
In exceptional cases, the program may choose to admit students who already have an earned Graduate degree in an allied subject, though only in cases where research interests allow for a natural progression from the earlier program to the new. In such cases, however, a student will minimally be required to Audit specified M.Div./M.T.S. courses during at least the first year of study. Admission in these cases is probationary, with continued registration being normally contingent on attaining a minimum average of 78% in the first term of study.
Probationary admission may also be available to students in other cases, e.g., where student's academic record in Theology or Religious Studies (Western Religion) is outstanding, but the degree is not from an accredited institution.
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You should complete your application through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC). Click here for a link to UWO's School of Graduate & Post-Doctorate Studies website, where there are further instructions and links to apply.
This application will also require two academic references and transcripts for every university you've attended. You will be able to request Ontario transcripts be sent electronically, but you will need to contact universities elsewhere to arrange for transcripts to be sent to Huron.
Deadline to apply is: normally September; only exceptionally in January
October 30, 2012 for Winter 2013 term.
June 18, 2013 for Fall 2013 term.
International students should apply well in advance of these deadlines in order to give themselves sufficient time to arrange student visas once accepted.
Currently, the program offers a $2,000 bursary per academic Term to full-time students, for the six terms of the program. This support can be supplemented by earnings from graduate-level employment, typically at the rate of $15 per hour to a maximum of 10 hours per week, for instance as a Research or Marking Assistant. This support is available both to home and to international students. A $500 bursary is currently given to qualifying part-time students.
OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship)
UWO Application open: November 1, 2012 to February 1, 2013
You must apply where you will be holding the grant, and you need to check the school where you will be applying for their application procedure. Your reference letters must also be submitted by this deadline date. Please make sure your referees know that.
SSHRC (Social Science & Humanities Research Council)
Theology program deadline: October 31, 2012
Languages courses are also available in other departments; e.g., French 9005 and German reading at undergraduate level, and students can take courses at other schools (see Taking Courses Elsewhere).
Taking courses at undergraduate level (form/regulations here)
Auditting a graduate course (instructions/form here)
Taking courses at graduate level in another department at UWO (form here)
Taking courses at another university (see Visiting Graduate forms here)
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For further information regarding BA, BMOS & B.Th. Admissions, contact:
Phone: 519-438-7224 ext. 233
For further information regarding MTS, MA (Theology), and M.Div. admissions, contact:
Faculty of Theology
Phone: 519-438-7224, ext. 289
For further information regarding academic programs, contact:
Phone: 519-438-7224 ext. 212
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