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 Graduate Certificate Programme in Theological Studies 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.

Applicants who seek admission to the Graduate Certificate Programme in Theological Studies or credit courses without a completed Bachelor’s degree must complete a Prior Learning Portfolio to establish Bachelor's degree equivalency. Please contact Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-GIllis, our Recruitment and Vocations Coordinator for further information:

Tel: 902-430-7580

Program Information

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For more information please contact our Recruitment and Vocations Coordinator:

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