Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This professional program is designed for the theological education of men and women for leadership in the Church in both lay and ordained ministerial roles.

The curriculum seeks to assist students to reflect on Scripture and Tradition; to enter into interpersonal and community situations with sympathy and perspective; and to communicate the Gospel in a way that speaks to contemporary pastoral and social situations.

The typical program length is three years and consists of a thirty (30) credit program. The Sheptytsky Institute offers a broad array of courses that can be used for credit in this program according to the Eastern Christian Studies course sequencing.

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Master of Divinity (MDiv) – St. Michael’s College

5 Philosophy prerequisites are required for this program.

Eastern Christian Studies Course Sequencing (MDiv)

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Course Requirements

5 Philosophy prerequisites are required for this program.

  • Scripture (5 Units)

    1. Introduction to the Old Testament
    2. Old Testament (Any Course)
    3. Introduction to the New Testament
    4. New Testament: Gospels
    5. New Testament: Paul
  • History (3 Units)

    1. Early Church History to 843
    2. History of Christianity II to 1648
    3. Byzantine and Slavic Church History
  • Field Education (4 Units)

    Must be taken at a Catholic Faculty of Theology, i.e. USMC, Regis College, or St Augustine’s Seminary

    1. Theology of Ministry
    2. Theological Field Education Placement
    3. Theological Reflection Seminar
    4. Pastoral Skills Units (3)
  • Pastoral Theology (3 Units)

    1. Canonical Tradition of the Christian East
    2. Pastoral: Pastoral Care/Counselling/Spiritual Direction
    3. Eastern Christian Spirituality
  • Systematic Theology (7 Units)

    1. Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology
    2. Triune God
    3. Christ the Saviour
    4. Theology: Creation/Grace/Eschatology
    5. Byzantine Sacraments
    6. Eastern Christian Ecclesiology
    7. Introduction to Eastern Christian Worship
  • Ethics (3 Units)

    1. Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics
    2. Eastern Christian Approaches to Contemporary Ethics Issues
    3. Ethics: Justice, or Social Teachings, or Ecological Ethics Additional Requirement (1 unit)
  • Additional Requirement (1 Unit)

    1. Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgy
  • Electives (4 Units)

    1. Elective (4)