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Introducing an innovative, context-driven approach to theological education for ministry

Today’s Christian leaders must be attuned to the needs of diverse local contexts and communities, but also well prepared to adapt to an ever-changing world. To equip you for transformative leadership, wherever you are and wherever you will serve, Huron University College is introducing a new, accessible, context-based approach to theological education.

We’re doing this so even more students, whether local to London, within commuting distance, or farther afield, can access a theological education that will position them for resiliency and success – without being uprooted from their local faith communities. With nearly 160 years of experience delivering solid theological learning and formation for ministry, we’re adapting our Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies programs to balance university-based and community-based learning.



  • The Faculty is a citadel of excellence and Huron’s longstanding traditions set it apart. I would recommend Huron because of the quality of education it offers, the level of spiritual development it fosters, the excellent professors, and the school’s library − whose staff and resources help ensure students’ success.
    John Olufemi Adeyemi
    3rd Year student, MDiv
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  • You develop within classes that foster critical thinking; challenge you to ask complex questions; and learn how to understand the world in a more human way
    Beth Koudys
    Honours BA, Master of Divinity ‘14
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  • I found my spark and pursued it at Huron, and the experience was phenomenal.
    Michael Bodkin
    Master of Arts (Theology) Graduate, PhD Candidate at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University
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Features of the program that will change:

  • Two options for study: (1) attend in person and on campus, or (2) join our classrooms virtually
  • Concentrated Monday-Tuesday class schedule to reduce your commute and enhance your interaction with faculty and fellow students
  • New online, remote-access option – for students who qualify
  • All students take part in intensive on-campus sessions for spiritual formation, community engagement and leadership development
  • Enhanced vocational learning focuses your ministry in your home community
  • Academic, spiritual and ministry mentorship tailored to your unique goals


Features of the program that will not change:

  • Our welcoming, inclusive learning community
  • World-class theological faculty and academic preparation
  • Full access to the library resources and student services of Huron at Western and Western University
  • ATS-accredited Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees, conferred by Western University
  • Ability in MTS to earn a Concentration in one of seven subject areas
  • Full-time and part-time options
  • Generous financial aid available to all students



Welcome to Huron's close-knit community of faith, compassion and innovative learning practices. Our faculty bring together their global perspectives to create enriching learning experiences for students of every denomination; those who haven't yet found their faith; and students who aren't interested in establishing a religious foundation, but are simply curious about the subject matter.

No matter how unique your journey or purpose may be, our professors will help you develop the invaluable skills that the pursuit of a theological degree can endow you with. Prepare to be supported, challenged and engaged by people who have structured their lives around the teachings of theology and religion. 

  • My passion is to help develop ministry leaders – from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience – who are growing spiritually, grounded in excellent academic training, and understand how to be contextually relevant.
    The Rev. Dawn Davis, DMin
    Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology and Director of Leadership for Ministry Programs
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  • To say that the Bible is the most influential book in history, while true, would be too obvious. What is less obvious, though equally true, is that this collection of often contradictory texts provides major insights in understanding such human phenomena as violence, trauma, imperialism, and social repair.
    Tracy Lemos, PhD
    Associate Professor, Theology
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  • My goal in teaching is to help people understand the New Testament and the origins of Christianity in ways that are both historically sensitive (so, not anachronistically) and culturally engaged (so, not ethnocentrically).
    Daniel A. Smith, PhD
    Acting Dean of Theology
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  • My teaching aim is to introduce, broaden, and enrich students' knowledge of Christian liturgical studies. Liturgy encompasses many different disciplines in addition to engaging students in both academic research and pastoral application.
    The Rev. Lizette Larson-Miller, PhD
    Huron-Lawson Chair of Pastoral Theology
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Interested in learning more, or applying to one of Huron’s programs in Theology?

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