McMaster Divinity College, also known as MacDiv, is a Christian seminary in Hamilton
. It is affiliated with the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, although in practice it is interdenominational, and could be said to more closely align with the broader Evangelical tradition. McMaster styles itself, "Canada
's University based Evangelical Seminary." The mission is to develop effective Evangelical Christian leaders who are equipped for ministry in the 21st century.
Though the College and McMaster University
have been independent of one another since 1957, the College maintains strong links with many of McMaster University's Christian groups, and also serves as a resource for them. It offers worship and meeting space, as well as hosting outside speakers.The Divinity College admits students to the programs of study Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), Diploma in Ministry.
McMaster Divinity College traces its origins to the Toronto
Baptist College, founded by Sen. William McMaster in 1881.Toronto Baptist's facilities were on Bloor Street in Toronto, now the Royal Conservatory of Music.