Application Help & Overview

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Personal Information
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UofT student number

 If you have previously applied to or were a registered student at the University of Toronto, and you know your student number, please indicate it here.

Legal Surname/Given Name

Indicate your legal given names and surname. Your surname is your family name. Please be careful when entering your information here as this content will be used in creating your official student record. Use appropriate capitalization for all names and be aware of spelling errors. Any changes to your name (including spelling and typos) once the online application has been submitted will require a Change of Name Form (which must be submitted in person with appropriate.

Middle Name

Middle Name is not required but if you wish for it to appear on your printed diploma, please include it here.

Previous Surname

If you have previously applied to the University or been registered at this or another university using a different name, include this former name here.

Date of Birth

When were you born?

Gender

Please indicate your gender.

Race

This is not a required field but helpful for our statistical reporting.

First Language

Please indicate your primary language. This is the first language that you learned in childhood and that you still understand. If other than English or French, please specify.

Legal Status in Canada

Applicants who are not Canadian Citizens will be prompted to upload a copy of their PR Card/Study Permit/Visa in pdf format. If you have not yet obtained these documents you can indicate this to the Office of Admissions.

Country of Citizenship

Applicants who are not Canadian citizens must indicate their country of citizenship here.

Telephone Number

You must provide a contact phone number. For applicants residing outside North America, please use the international field to enter these numbers.

Email Address

You must provide an email address that you check regularly. This is the address we will use to contact you with questions or information about your application. Your email address will also be your log-in for this application.

Permanent Address

Indicate your permanent address here.

Mailing Address

This is where the University will mail the written decision on your application. Please indicate if this is different than your Permanent Address and inform us if this will change. If this is a temporary address please indicate so.

Emergency Contact Information

Please indicate the name, contact info and relationship of the person to contact in case of an emergency.

Academic Background
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Institution Name

Please enter the name of the university you attended.

Institution Location

Please name the City, Province/State and/or Country of your Institution.

Year Started/Year Ended

Select the start and end dates of your program. If you have not yet completed your program, please select the expected date of completion.

Degree Program

Enter the name of your degree program

Concentration Area

Please indicate your major area of study, if applicable

Instruction Language

Please specify the language of instruction at universities you attended.

Final Year Average

Use your institution’s grading scale. For example, if your institution uses a four-point scale, use that to calculate your average and indicate what scale you are using, e.g., 3.5/4. If your institution uses only percentage grades, enter your percentage grade, e.g., 78%. If unknown please leave blank. This will be verified upon receipt of official transcript.

Degree Granted Yes/No

Please indicate if the degree was conferred with Yes or No.

Unofficial Transcripts

Please upload unofficial transcripts for each institution listed.

English-Language Proficiency

Students must be able to communicate effectively in English to study at the University of Toronto. Proficiency in the English language must be demonstrated by all applicants educated outside Canada whose primary language is not English. If you have not completed a degree in which English was the language of instruction, you are required to complete one of the English-Language Proficiency Tests listed on this page. Indicate the English-Language Proficiency test taken and score received in the appropriate fields and upload a copy of your test.

Program Selection
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Program Selection

Please select the appropriate program/degree from this list. Based on your selection further choices may appear related to the field of study.

MDiv

Please indicate if you are or will be engaged in the Candidacy Pathway Process towards Ordination in the United Church of Canada.

Please also indicate if you wish to apply to do this degree in combination with Master of Pastoral Studies Program.

MPS

The Master of Pastoral Studies program has various streams and focus areas, so please follow the prompts to indicate the correct fields.

This program can be done in combination with the Christian Master of Divinity program if you choose.

If you are interested in the Spiritual Care stream, please indicate if you plan to apply to add the MPS, Certificate in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy, which is recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO).

MSMus

Please indicate which Musical Track you wish to pursue.

MTS

The Master of Theological Studies program has it’s traditional academic program, or the Stream in Theology, Spirituality and the Arts.

Certificates

We offer 2 Post-Baccalaureate Certificates. The Certificate in Theological Studies centers around Christian Theology, while the Certificate in Theology and Interreligious Engagement explores multiple faith traditions.

Non-Degree Study

This is not a typical route for admission, however in rare cases some applicants will be approved for non-degree study.

Attendance Type

International students are required to register full-time for the duration of their program. For domestic students this selection is just an indication of your anticipated attendance type. Attendance type is determined by the number of courses you are enrolled in. Please note that to be eligible for some grants you must be registered as full-time.

Relevant Experience
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Applicants to the Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) program are encouraged to highlight relevant volunteer or professional experiences. These can be either formal or informal experiences of care and outreach within your community or family. This is only necessary for the MPS program, though details pertaining to relevant experience can be included to strengthen applications to other programs as well.

Letters of Recommendation
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Please enter the names and valid email addresses for your references. References will receive an automated email with instructions and a link for them to upload their letter of recommendation directly to your application. References may be contacted to verify legitimacy.

Academic References

The academic reference should comment on the following:

  • Intellectual and academic strengths and/or weaknesses
  • Critical and analytical skills
  • Maturity
  • Written and oral communication abilities
  • Ability to work with and learn from others
  • Integrity
  • Motivation and initiative
  • Personal judgment
Pastoral/Spiritual References

The ministerial/pastoral or community/spiritual leader reference should comment upon the following:

  • Character and personality
  • Emotional stability
  • Theological and faith commitments
  • Ability to work with and learn from others, including those who have different beliefs, commitments, cultures
  • Potential for theological study and/or potential for ministry, spiritual care or other leadership
Personal References

The personal reference* should comment upon the following:

  • Character and personality
  • Emotional stability
  • Theological and faith commitments
  • Ability to work with and learn from others, including those who have different beliefs, commitments, cultures
  • Potential for theological study and/or potential for ministry, spiritual care or other leadership

*Personal references should not be related to the applicant

General Financial Plan
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Please provide an overall stratagem on how you plan to fund your theological education, indicating the total percentage from savings, employment income, government student loans, bank loans, other outside funding sources, and Emmanuel College

Religious Information for Statistical Purposes
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This information is helpful for our statistical reporting.

Additional Information
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This information is helpful for our statistical reporting.

Supporting Documents
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Please first choose the pdf file from your computer and then select upload ensuring that the correct file name is in the field. Only pdf files under 2MB can be accepted.

CV/Resume

Please upload a CV or resume outlining relevant life experience.

Personal Statement
MPS & MDIV

The statement should be no more than four pages (double-spaced) and should touch on the following areas:

  • regular spiritual practice/belief system;
  • relevant volunteer experience or prior professional experience including education;
  • engagement with the Vision, Mission, Values and the and DEAR declaration;
  • why you are interested in the Emmanuel program and becoming part of the Emmanuel College community;
  • vocational goals.
MSMus

The statement should be no more than two pages (double spaced) outlining:

  • why you would benefit from studies at Emmanuel College;
  • your vocational goals;
  • your theology;
  • your music education and training;
  • your learning style;
  • engagement with the Vision, Mission, Values and the and DEAR declaration;
  • what you think you would contribute to Emmanuel College.
MTS/Certificates/Non-Degree

The statement should be no more than two pages (double-spaced) outline the following:

  • why you would benefit from studies at Emmanuel College
  • your vocational goals;
  • your theology;
  • your learning style;
  • engagement with the Vision, Mission, Values and the and DEAR declaration;
  • what you think you would contribute to Emmanuel College.
Video Links

Some programs require video submissions.
Please ensure that privacy setting/viewing permissions create viewable links.
YouTube links should be set to Unlisted not Private. Video links must also begin with “www.” not “http//” or “https//” in order to be submitted through this appliation.
To change a link that begins with “http” just replace it with “www.”

MPS & MDiv

Video submission should be 3-5 minutes maximum.

  • Tell us about important experiences in your life that have lead up to your decision to apply to Emmanuel College
  • Discuss ways you anticipate growing emotionally and spiritually in the program and ways you anticipate being challenged emotionally and spiritually.
  • Let us know if there is anything else you would like to share with us
MSMus

Supplementary music performances can be submitted here.

Finalize Application
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Once your application is submitted you will not be able to make any changes. Please look over all sections before finalizing your submission. After you submit your application you will be taken to the Payment page to pay the $50 application fee by credit card.

Application Fee

To complete your application, a non-refundable $50CAD fee can be paid through PayPal. This link can be found on the Admission Information  page, under Application Procedures: 6. Application Fee.