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 Excellence Award
Emmanuel College is pleased to announce the creation of a new Excellence Award for incoming Ph.D. students in Theological Studies. The recipient will receive full tuition plus an annual stipend of up to $25,000, renewable for four years.
Admission Financial Packages
Offered to qualified incoming doctoral students applying for the PhD program. These award packages range from $6,000 to $20,000 CDN per year, and can be held for up to four years of study.
The funding of these packages will consist of one or more of the following funding sources: awards, bursaries, scholarships, or research fellowships.
Research fellowships are awarded to both entering doctoral students and continuing internal doctoral award recipients. Fellows will 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.
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)