Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies program is a ten-credit academic program that may be completed on campus, online or through a combination of on-campus and online courses. The GCTS parallels the first year of our graduate degree programs, and may serve as a time of discernment for further academic or professional needs. Credits obtained in the GCTS may be brought forward to a degree program at AST, subject to the requirements of the degree program.


Admission Requirements

The academic requirement for admission to the Master of Divinity Programme, Master of Theological Studies Programme, Graduate Certificate Programme in Theological Studies, and admission as a Special Student is a Bachelor’s Degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized university (by the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada or its equivalent in the United States), with a minimum 70% average in the undergraduate programme.

As an accredited school in the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada, AST may admit up to 10% of students who do not have a full Bachelor’s Degree into its programmes. Students without a Bachelor’s Degree are encouraged to visit their nearest Prior Learning Assessment Centre or to contact the AST Academic Office.

Program Information

Download our brochure (pdf)

For more information please contact our Recruitment and Vocations Coordinator: smacalpinegillis@astheology.ns.ca

For an application to the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, please see our Applications page.