MTS and BTS in Diaconal Ministry

MTS and BTS in Diaconal Ministry

St Stephen’s College and the Centre for Christian Studies have collaborated to offer programs of study in diaconal ministry leading to either a Master of Theological Studies in Diaconal Ministry or a Bachelor of Theological Studies in Diaconal Ministry degree, granted under the Charter of St Stephen’s College. This degree will be conferred after completing the Centre for Christian Studies (CCS) Diploma in Diaconal Ministries, and the additional requirements of St Stephen’s College (SSC).

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the MTS in Diaconal Ministry program require a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

Applicants to both the MTS and BTS in Diaconal Ministry programs require:

  • Diploma in Diaconal Ministries from CCS or current enrollment in that program
  • General readiness to function in an integrative theological program in terms of both personal qualities and academic competencies
  • Commitment to one’s lay profession or employment (paid or volunteer) as a ministry
  • Willingness to engage in a program that is grounded in the Christian faith but is also broadly ecumenical and interfaith

The BTS in Diaconal Ministry program is 90 credits (equivalent to three years of full-time study). The MTS in Diaconal Ministry program is 51 credits (equivalent to two years of full-time study). Applicants are advised to apply to the program(s) within five years of completing the CCS Diploma.