Over 35 years of
Eastern Christian Studies
in Canada

The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute

About Us

The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies (MASI) is an autonomous academic unit of the Faculty of Theology of the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto.

It specializes in the theology, spirituality, liturgy, history, and ecclesial polity of the Eastern Christian Churches, both Orthodox and Catholic.

Since July 1, 2017, MASI has been an autonomous academic unit within USMC’s Faculty of Theology and part of the Toronto School of Theology, an ecumenical consortium of 7 colleges.

The Sheptytsky Institute publishes a peer-reviewed journal, LOGOS: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies.

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Degree Programs

The Faculty of Theology at the University of St Michael’s College (USMC) offers a conjoint certificate in Eastern Christian Studies.

This program is open to all basic degree students at any TST college; the program is a separate certificate granted by the USMC in addition to one’s MDiv/MTS program.

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This program is designed to provide the student with a general theological understanding as well as the opportunity for in-depth study.

A typical program length of 2 years full-time study consists of twenty units of study. The program can also be completed on a part-time basis.

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This professional program is designed for the theological education of men and women for leadership in the Church in both lay and ordained ministerial roles.

The typical program length is three years and consists of a thirty (30) credit program. The program can be completed part-time.

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The MA in Theology prepares students for doctoral work. The program can only be completed as a full-time student, with a normal program length of 1 year.

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The ThM is designed to deepen a student’s knowledge of theology and further preparation for pastoral ministry or doctoral study. There is no requirement for full-time residence.

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The PhD program will enable students to make an original contribution to scholarship in a chosen area of specialization as a full-time student, with a normal program length of 4 years.

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The DMin program is designed to develop excellence in the practice of ministry through a creative coordination of theological reflection, professional development, social analysis, and personal integration.

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Conjoint Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies

The Faculty of Theology at the University of St Michael’s College (USMC) offers a conjoint certificate in Eastern Christian Studies.

This program is open to all basic degree students at any TST college; the program is a separate certificate granted by the USMC in addition to one’s MDiv/MTS program.

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Master of Theological Studies Degree (MTS)

This program is designed to provide the student with a general theological understanding as well as the opportunity for in-depth study.

A typical program length of 2 years full-time study consists of twenty units of study. The program can also be completed on a part-time basis.

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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This professional program is designed for the theological education of men and women for leadership in the Church in both lay and ordained ministerial roles.

The typical program length is three years and consists of a thirty (30) credit program. The program can be completed part-time.

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Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MA)

The MA in Theology prepares students for doctoral work. The program can only be completed as a full-time student, with a normal program length of 1 year.

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Master of Theology (ThM)

The ThM is designed to deepen a student’s knowledge of theology and further preparation for pastoral ministry or doctoral study. There is no requirement for full-time residence.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies (PhD)

The PhD program will enable students to make an original contribution to scholarship in a chosen area of specialization as a full-time student, with a normal program length of 4 years.

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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The DMin program is designed to develop excellence in the practice of ministry through a creative coordination of theological reflection, professional development, social analysis, and personal integration.

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Faculty

Our institute hosts leading academics who contribute to a truly unique educational experience in Eastern Christian Studies.

  • Alexander Laschuk

    Fr. Alexander Laschuk

    Executive Director

  • Rev. Dr. Andrew Summerson

    Fr. Andrew Summerson

    Assistant Professor of Greek Patristics

  • Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky

    Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky

    Professor

  • Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza

    Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza

    Professor Emeritus

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