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Tyndale Theological Seminary

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

Seminary & Graduate Programs
Biblical Languages (C)
Biblical Studies (M/C)
Christian Education and Discipleship (M/C)
Church in the City (M/C)
Counselling (M/C)
Global Mission and Intercultural Studies (M/C)
Interdisciplinary (MDiv) (M)
Leadership (DC/C)
Non-Profit Organizational Leadership (DC)
Pastoral Ministry (M/C)
Pastoral Thanatology (Grief, Death & Dying) (M/C)
Preaching (DC)
Spiritual Formation (M/C)
Theological Studies (M/C)
Youth and Family Ministry (M/C)
(M) Available as a MDiv Major
(C) Available as a Concentration
(DC) Available as a DMin Concentration
Degree Options (Compare alldegree options)
Graduate Diploma
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Post-Graduate Diploma
Master of Theology (ThM)
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Post-Doctor of Ministry Certificate
Partnership Programs
CCST — Chinese Theological Education (Mandarin)
Christian & Missionary Alliance Studies (C)
Evangelical Anabaptist Studies (C)
NAIITS — Indigenous Studies
PAOC — Pentecostal Studies (C)
Salvation Army Studies
Special Programs
Church in the City, In Ministry (Cohort-based)
Master of Theological Studies (Modular)
Study Online

Tyndale University Notable Alumni

Notable alumni

  • Addie Aylestock, first black pastor in the British Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Bruxy Cavey (b. 1965), pastor and author
  • Gino Reda (b. 1960), sports broadcaster and television personality
  • John Arnott, founder of Catch the Fire Ministries, birthplace of the Toronto Blessing[
  • Lorna Dueck, host of Context with Lorna Dueck and an Executive Producer of 100 Huntley Street
  • Merlin Grove (1929–1962), farmer, missionary, and martyr
  • Smith, Oswald J. (1889–1986), pastor, author and missions advocate
  • Zacharias, Ravi (1946-2020), apologist and evangelist



The university offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Religious Education, and Bachelor of Education.[33]

Majors in business administration, English, history, philosophy, psychology, and religious studies receive a foundation of general knowledge before moving on to their areas of specialization. Tyndale offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services conjointly with Seneca College, which allows a student to earn a BA degree from Tyndale plus a diploma in either early childhood education or social service work from Seneca. Graduates of the sixteen-month Bachelor of Education (BEd) program are eligible for a Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers. The Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) is a three-year professional degree for students preparing for various forms of Christian ministry. Tyndale also offer a one-year Certificate in Christian Studies.

In 2008 Tyndale received the top score in the Canadian University Survey Consortium survey of students who agreed or strongly agreed that they are satisfied with the quality of teaching they have received; the results were subsequently published in the Maclean’s 2009 University issue. Tyndale also ranked first overall in the number of students who strongly agreed that they are satisfied with their “decision to attend this university”.


The seminary is the largest theological school in Canada accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.[36] It is approved to grant the following graduate degrees: Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), Master of Theology (Th.M.), Master of Divinity (M.Div.), and Master of Theological Studies (MTS). In addition, Tyndale Seminary also offers graduate diploma programs in six areas of concentration: Christian studies, leadership, missions, pastoral and Chinese ministry foundations, spiritual formation, and youth and family ministry. The seminary offers courses in the traditional day and evening format, as well as online and modular courses.

Tyndale Seminary offers all of the courses required by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy for certification as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist.[37] Graduates of this program can move toward credentialing in the Province of Ontario to offer psychotherapy in agencies (secular or Christian) or in private practice.[38]

In 2006, an agreement was reached with the Association of Canadian Chinese Theological Education (ACCTE) to establish the Canadian Chinese School of Theology (CCST) at Tyndale Seminary for the training of Mandarin-speaking students and pastors. This led to a long-term agreement, which was signed in 2012