Since 1955, the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College has been preparing students, lay and religious, to serve the Church and the world. Our reputation for forming students through faithful and rigorous scholarship grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition is internationally recognized. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, the Faculty of Theology is committed to a theological enterprise that is interdisciplinary, ecumenical and attuned to multi-faith and multicultural contexts.
As the graduate division of the University of St. Michael’s College, a Roman Catholic university established by the Congregation of St. Basil and federated with the University of Toronto, we offer both basic and advanced graduate degrees. A long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research ensures that St. Mike’s remains a leader in theological education. Our students have access to a wealth of programs and services, from the resources of one of the largest research libraries in North America to an active Student Life Committee dedicated to creating a welcoming, supportive and intellectually stimulating community.
A founding member of the Toronto School of Theology, we are located in the heart of downtown Toronto, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Both here in Toronto and around the world, you will find our graduates engaged in ministry, chaplaincy, teaching, research and countless forms of service to society, offering daily testament to our mission to be a centre for faithful and creative theology, today and tomorrow.
Catholic Principals’ Council | Ontario (CPCO) and The University of St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology (USMC) have established a partnership agreement to assist students in seamlessly transferring from CPCO’s Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) into USMC’s Master of Religious Education or Graduate Diploma in Catholic Leadership graduate programs.
Effective July 1, 2021, the following paths are available to prospective students:
Graduates of the CPCO PQP – Part 1 and 2 are eligible to transfer up to two courses into the Master of Religious Education. Transferred units are counted as Religious Education elective courses.
Graduates of the CPCO PQP – Part 1 and 2 are eligible to transfer up to two courses into the Graduate Diploma in Catholic Leadership. Transferred units are counted as elective courses.
Mode of Delivery – As most of our students are part-time, many of our courses are offered in the evening, as well as on Saturdays. In addition to offering one online course per term, we also offer a course each term in Burlington for students who live outside the GTA.
The Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College
For more than 60 years, the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College has been preparing students, lay and religious, to serve the Church and the world.
This professional program is designed to prepare individuals for the ministry of religious education. It welcomes students from various aspects of this ministry such as teaching or supervising in schools, parishes, dioceses, or international settings.