Tyndale has undergone a number of iterations and name changes over the course of its 125 years of history. It’s humble beginnings originated in 1894 as a Bible Training School in the Toronto area with 138 students hailing from eight different denominations. Today, over 40 denominations and more than 60 ethnic backgrounds represented among the student body in one of the most diverse cities in the world. As Tyndale grew, so did the vision to seek appropriate accreditation enabling students to carry out their God-inspired purpose. Tyndale is dedicated to the pursuit of truth; to excellence in teaching, learning and research, for the enriching of the mind, heart and character; and to serving the church and the world for the glory of God.
Tyndale has been approved by the Government of Canada as a Designated Learning Institution, making it possible for the school to accept international students with study permits.
Tyndale University’s undergraduate education, rooted in the humanities, arts and sciences, seeks to deepen knowledge, cultivate wisdom and develop character to serve Christ and the world. Tyndale first received university status recognition in 2003 from the Government of Ontario and began to offer a recognized Bachelor of Arts degree. Most recently in 2020, Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges & Universities (MCU) gave consent to change our name to Tyndale University. This was an affirmation of the quality of programs offered by Tyndale and our capacity to continue to develop new programs that meet or exceed the Ministry’s standards.
As a recognized degree-granting institution, Tyndale grants Bachelor of Arts degrees, including Honours degrees in the arts, business administration and social sciences, under authority granted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
In 2007, Tyndale was approved by the Government of Ontario, by Ministerial consent, as well as the Ontario College of Teachers to offer a Bachelor of Education degree. This accreditation is subject to regular reviews and ensures that Tyndale provides an exceptional educational program. The program has gained significant reputation, and our teacher candidates are actively sought after. Offering a distinctive 16-month experience, teacher candidates are prepared for serving in the field of education through a collaborative community that includes seasoned professors and faculty advisors.
Tyndale University’s Seminary was established in 1976 and has grown to become Canada’s largest seminary offering a unique and wide-ranging educational experience. The Seminary is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools (located at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA, www.ats.edu). Degree programs include a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Theological Studies (MTS), Doctor of Ministry (DMin) and Master of Theology (ThM). In compliance with accreditation standards, Tyndale Seminary engages in ongoing assessment of its educational effectiveness (PDF).
The Seminary’s MDiv in Clinical Counselling is acknowledged by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a recognized education and training program for psychotherapists.