The Graduate Degree programs are awarded conjointly by Emmanuel College and the University of Toronto and are administered by the Toronto School of Theology (TST). TST is an ecumenical federation of theological colleges within the U of T: Emmanuel College, Knox College, Regis College, St. Augustine's Seminary, University of St. Michael's College Faculty of Theology, University of Trinity College Faculty of Divinity and Wycliffe College.
Students have a home college, such as Emmanuel, but enjoy the rewards, services and resources available at the Toronto School of Theology and University of Toronto.
In 2019, the University of Toronto was named no. 1 in Canada, and no. 11 internationally, for “Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies,” by the QS World University Rankings. As a member school of the Toronto School of Theology, the graduate programs of Emmanuel College contribute to excellence in these rankings. Toronto is also listed as one of the top three student-friendly cities in Canada.
Emmanuel College is committed to theological education and to providing qualified graduate students with funding to support their program of study in keeping with the principles of academic excellence and fairness.
PhD Funding Packages
Offered to qualified incoming doctoral students admitted to the PhD in Theological Studies degree program at Emmanuel College. The funding package applies to the first four years of study and covers tuition fee costs. The funding of these packages consists of one or more of these funding sources: awards, scholarships, and/or bursaries.
Research fellowships may be awarded to both entering and current doctoral students as part of the PhD funding package. Fellows normally assist Emmanuel faculty with teaching and/or research as determined.
All funding is contingent on continuous full-time registration status, satisfactory academic performance and fulfillment of funding-related obligations for the fellowships.
Application is not required.
MA Funding Packages
Offered to qualified incoming advanced master students admitted to the MA in Theological Studies degree program at Emmanuel College. The funding package is only for one year. The package is valued at $3,000 for domestic students and $7,000 for international students.
All funding is contingent on continuous full-time registration status and satisfactory academic performance.
Application is not required.
Graduate Student Policies and Online Resources
- For information on graduate supervision, see TST Graduate Conjoint Degree Handbook, Section A9.
- SGS offers the following resources for faculty and students:
- Supervision guidelines for students and faculty, see:
In accordance with SGS and TST policies, graduate students concerned about a matter related to their supervisor or supervisory committee should:
- First, seek to address or resolve the matter with the supervisor or committee
- If the matter is not resolved, the student should meet with the Graduate Director of Emmanuel College. The Graduate Director may invite the parties to engage in informal mediation, possibly utilizing The Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre as a resource (https://gradcrc.utoronto.ca/).
- The next step, if a solution is not reached, is to request an appointment with the Graduate Director of GCTS at TST. The Graduate Director may invite parties to engage in informal mediation in order to attempt to resolve the issue.
- The matter may be referred to the Principal of Emmanuel College and/or the Dean of School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, if a solution cannot be reached during consultations.
For academic appeals, graduate students should consult the procedures outlined in the TST Graduate Conjoint Degree Handbook, Section A11.
Grievances against a faculty member should be directed to the Principal of Emmanuel College.
Academic and Behavioural Conduct
In accordance with the MOA of TST, Emmanuel College is governed by the University of Toronto Academic and Student Conduct policies (see esp., ## 23-26)
- References and resources for policies can be found online at the U of T School of Graduate Studies website: https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/policies-guidelines/
Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters: Emmanuel College is governed by the U of T policy, as also specified in the TST Graduate Conjoint Degree Handbook A12.4.
- In application of Code procedures, wherein there are references to “division” it is to be understood to be Emmanuel College. Wherein the Code references “department chair” it is to be understood to be the Graduate Studies Director of Emmanuel College. Wherein the Code references the “dean” it is understood to be the Principal of Emmanuel College
Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures: Emmanuel College’s sexual harassment policies and procedures, as also specified in the TST Graduate Conjoint Degree Handbook, A12.5, is governed by the U of T Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment:
- see also Victoria University Statement on Harassment and Violence (2017)
Code of Student Conduct: Emmanuel College is governed by the principles outlined in the U of T Code of Student Conduct, as specified in the TST Graduate Conjoint Degree Handbook, 12.6.
- see also Victoria University Human Resources Guideline on Civil Conduct (2016)