Master of Religion

The Master of Religion (MRel) was a three-year graduate theological degree granted conjointly by Wycliffe College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the University of Toronto. As of 2012, Wycliffe College no longer grants admission to the program.

The MRel is commonly used as a preparatory degree for doctoral studies, although it is also considered formative for careers in "teaching, research, Christian journalism, translating, and social service.".[1] The program allowed for an unusually high number of course electives, allowing for breadth and/or depth. It required the completion of 26 courses and a 25,000 word thesis.

Notable scholars who hold the Master of ReligionEdit

Some notable scholars who hold the MRel from Wycliffe College include Terence L. Donaldson,[2] Bruce W. Longenecker,[3] Brian C. Stiller,[4] Mark Husbands,[5] Michael A. G. Haykin,[6] L. Gregory Bloomquist,[7] L. Wayne McCready,[8] and Rebecca Idestrom.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Wycliffe College | Prospective Students - Academic Programs: Basic Degree Programs". Archived from the original on 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
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  3. ^ Bruce W. Longenecker Archived December 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Dr. Brian C. Stiller. "Dr. Brian C. Stiller - Home". Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  5. ^ "Mark Husbands Curriculum Vitae". Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  6. ^ "SBTS – The School of Theology – Michael A. G. Haykin". Archived from the original on 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  7. ^ "Saint Paul University - Faculty of Theology - Teaching Personnel - L. Gregory Bloomquist". 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2010-07-11.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Wayne McCready | Department of Religious Studies". Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  9. ^ "Dr. Rebecca Idestrom | Tyndale". Retrieved 2010-07-11.

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