Indigenous Studies (NAIITS)

Tyndale Seminary Indigenous Studies (NAIITS)



This graduate theological degree is designed and taught by Indigenous scholars and practitioners. It is the outcome of an innovative, educational partnership between the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) and Tyndale Seminary. Gain a multidisciplinary understanding of Indigenous theology, history and praxis. Encourage others to fully embrace being an Indigenous follower of Jesus Christ. Assist your community in following God's call.  Inspire people to embrace their Indigenous culture. Learn how to fully engage your ministry and its Indigenous context.


Indigenous academic leaders have designed and tailored this degree for Indigenous people and those serving in its communities. More than 80% of professors in the program are Native North Americans with doctoral degrees from a wide range of universities and seminaries. Learn from professors who are engaged in their own Indigenous communities and are committed followers of Jesus. This is a faculty which is passionate about providing graduate-level theological education for Indigenous communities.


Courses are available in flexible, accessible formats. Continue to live in your communities from online-hybrid options. Intensive summer courses provide face-to-face classroom experience.   Wrap-around conference courses related to the NAIITS Annual Symposium stimulate learning with Indigenous theological learners. Elective courses allow you to further tailor the program to your own learning and ministry environment.

Mutual Learning Community

Join with colleagues in your program who are working in Indigenous contexts. Grow in your leadership capacity as you build relationships and experience one-to-one and small-group mentorship. As part of your on-site courses, experience the multicultural and denominationally-diverse Christian community at Tyndale. Located in the easily accessible, multiethnic city of Toronto, Tyndale is a welcoming, multicultural meeting place for learning and service.

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Degree & Diploma Options

Master of Theological Studies

Number of courses: 18
Duration: 2 Years

Application Information

Application to this program is available on the NAIITS website