Our Programs Our in-person programs in Montreal and our distance programs for students across North America prepare people for faithful and creative leadership in the church and world.
Pathways to Ordination Montreal Dio offers several pathways toward ordained ministry in the Anglican, United, and other churches. Click here to learn more about which one might best suit your needs.
Montreal Mission Internship A nine-week summer internship that enables young adults to put their faith into action and discern their Christian vocation in our changing world.
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Montreal Diocesan Theological College (widely known simply as “Dio”) is an ecumenical theological college with roots in the Anglican and United Church traditions. We work in affiliation with McGill University and The Presbyterian College to train people for Christian ministry in all traditions.

We are located in a world-class, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual city that is among the most secular in North America. Our students learn about Christian mission and ministry from people who are constantly thinking through what it means to be a follower of Christ in a pluralistic context. Our welcoming college community offers a supportive place to discern how God is calling you to be a bearer of good news. 

Our in-person degree programs are offered in collaboration with the School of Religious Studies at McGill University and The Presbyterian College in the ecumenical Montreal School of Theology.

Students at Dio–whether in the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, Bachelor of Theology, or Diploma in Ministry–simultaneously are formed in the Anglican or United Church tradition, collaborate with and learn from our ecumenical partners, and study the Christian tradition at one of Canada’s leading universities. 

While learning French is not a requirement for graduation, students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn or improve their French. Students enrolled in the Master of Divinity or Diploma in Ministry programs may study for the Certificate in Bilingual Ministry alongside their degree. Students who do so will graduate not only with the practical and theological grounding to work in ministry but also with the ministry specific terminology they will need to minister in French.  

Our Certificate and Licentiate programs offer theological education to students who cannot relocate to Montreal.

For 40 years, our Reading and Tutorial program has trained people for ministry in their local context. Now completely revised, this program continues to form Christian leaders who need local theological education. Our online courses offer a virtual community of students from across the continent who gather to learn more about the Christian tradition and their calling in ministry.

Even if you can’t move to Montreal, you can still join us for one of our online courses that will help prepare you for Christian ministry in a changing world.

Every year, we offer a variety of online courses, open to anyone with an interest in deepening their Christian faith and knowledge, and cultivating leadership skills in the church. There is no homework or written assignments. All you need is a desire to learn and a willingness to participate.


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Interested in theological education but can’t enroll in a full degree program? Consider joining us as a non-degree student for a single course, workshop, or seminar, whether in person or online.

Course name Instructor Semester
Anglican History and Theology Anglican History and Theology
Winter 2025
Anglican Liturgy and Worship Anglican Liturgy and Worship
Fall 2024
Preaching Justice: A Preaching Workshop Preaching Justice: A Preaching Workshop
Fall 2024
Cercle d’apprentissage interculturel de l’Église Unie Cercle d’apprentissage interculturel de l’Église Unie
Spring 2025
French Discussion Group: Christian Ministry and Theology French Discussion Group: Christian Ministry and Theology
Fall 2023, Fall 2024
French For Ministry French For Ministry
Spring 2025
United Church Polity United Church Polity
Fall 2024
United Church Worship United Church Worship
Fall 2024
Reading the Bible in the Season of Creation: Christian Discipleship in a Time of Climate Crisis Reading the Bible in the Season of Creation: Christian Discipleship in a Time of Climate Crisis
Fall 2024