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.
Degree and Diploma Options
Master of Theological Studies
» For more information about applying to the MTS – Indigenous Studies program please email admissions [at] naiits [dot] com
You have multiple commitments; yet God has called you to further your studies, to gain new levels of expertise, and to deepen your commitment to Christian leadership in your ministry or profession. Tyndale Seminary understands. That is why we designed several ways for you to approach your course work:
You can interact with faculty, students, and visit our exhibit hall to speak with representatives from each academic program.
Seminary Preview Evening
This is your chance to interact with faculty, meet current and future students, tour the campus, attend a class, and meet with our admissions team. Dinner will also be provided.
Not able to make it to one of our campus visit events but you would like to check out our campus? No problem — to book a personal campus visit please email visit [at] tyndale [dot] ca to arrange a date. You may also complete the registration form and choose a personal visit.
Do you have questions? Connect with an Admissions Counsellor to discuss your options.
Areas of Study
- Biblical Studies
- Christian Education and Formation
- Christian Foundations
- Church in the City
- Global Mission and Intercultural Studies
- Pastoral Ministry
- Pastoral Ministry: New Generation Multicultural Church
- Pastoral Thanatology (Grief, Death & Dying)
- Pentecostal Studies
- Salvation Army Studies
- Spiritual Formation
- Theological Studies
- Youth and Family Ministry