Master of Theological Studies in Development (MTSD)

September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2025
Offered by Wycliffe College
5 Hoskin Avenue
TorontoONM5S 1H7

Theology and community development, collaborating for the peace of the city.


Help People Make a Difference:

  • Explore urban challenges: faith, justice, inequality, poverty, community economics, food security and sustainable community well-being.
  • Build relationships with experts, academics, NGOs and agencies.
  • Find your vocation for community transformation.

Who It’s For?

  • The MTSD is for development practitioners, community leaders, street-level innovators, social entrepreneurs, justice and peace advocates, NGO managers and faith-based urban visionaries.

Flexible Study Options

Program Components

  • Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree (any subject)
  • Program length: 2+ years, depending on full-time/part-time status
  • Courses: 11 core courses, 5-6 electives, 1 placement, and an experiential learning paper
  • Experience: 1 placement (4-7 months). Scroll below for domestic/international options.
  • Total credits: 20 (1 course = 1 credit). For the credit/course breakdown, see the program worksheet.

Program Worksheet

  • The MTSD Program Worksheet can be found here.


Qualifying for Doctoral Study

Students who achieve an “A-” average and develop an academic focus with a thesis during their program may use the MTSD to qualify for doctoral study in the Toronto School of Theology.


Experiential Learning Module (ELM)

  • When: 4-7 months at the end of the first year of studies
  • Where: domestic or international
  • Final Paper: analyze the experience and prepare for future work


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Ahmeda Mansaray Richardson


“The MTSD program provides a rigorous curriculum to students that combines theological study on the foundations of social justice and development with practical coursework to do good work alongside communities in need. The spiritual formation provided by the Wycliffe community rounds off the experience to obtain an excellent theological and practical degree!”
Ahmeda Mariama Mansaray-Richardson, MTSD ‘18

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