Our Partners

University Street in downtown Montreal is the hub of theological education in the midst of a world-class city. A network of longstanding and close relationships binds together four institutions on both sides of the street and allows us all to deliver outstanding theological education for ministry.

On the west side of University Street, McGill University’s School of Religious Studies is one of Canada’s leading places to study Christianity and other world religions. The School was founded by the denominational colleges in 1948 and faculty in the colleges continue to teach courses at McGill. The School offers undergraduate and graduate programs that attract students from around the world. Most residential students at Dio are registered in either the Bachelor of Theology program (either as a terminal degree or as part of the Master of Divinity program) or the Master of Sacred Theology program. Under our longstanding affiliation agreement, students affiliated with the college and enrolled at McGill in one of these programs, pay tuition directly to the college and not to McGill.

On the east side of University Street, Montreal Dio, Presbyterian College, and the United Theological College all work together to train leaders for Christian ministry in a variety of denominations and contexts around the world. The three colleges are collectively known as the Montreal School of Theology and each brings its own unique passions and history to the work of theological education.

Together, the combined work of the four institutions creates an environment of rigorous academic study, deep pastoral formation, prayerful support, and ecumenical encounter in which students are challenged to grow and mature in their calling to lead God’s people in the world in the 21st century.