Master of Divinity


Program Description

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 92-credit-hour professional graduate degree designed to equip pastors and other Christian ministers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for their calling. It is the standard theological degree obtained by clergy across North America.

This degree surveys all major areas of biblical, theological, historical, and practical disciplines related to Christian ministry. Elective courses addressing a variety of subjects complement the core curriculum and equip students for ministry specialization.


1. The prerequisite for this degree is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.

2. A total of 92 credit hours is required for the completion of the degree. (This requirement has recently been updated. Please contact the registrar for more information.)

3. At least 30 credit hours must be completed on campus to provide regular and substantive student-faculty interaction to facilitate achieving the degree outcomes.

Degree Outcomes

1. Graduates will have gained skills for in-depth study and interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, including the biblical languages.

2. Graduates will have demonstrated a critical awareness and life application of their understanding of Christian history, theology and ethics.

3. Graduates will have learned to engage lostness through evangelism, church planting, and cross-cultural missions.

4. Graduates will have grown in skills of disciple-making and teaching.

5. Graduates will have gained a better understanding of self and what it takes to counsel others.

6. Graduates will have gained skills for effective worship, proclamation, pastoral ministry, administration, and leadership.

7. Graduates will have integrated knowledge and experience through ministry practice.

8. Graduates will have grown in Christlikeness.

**Free electives may include 8 credit hours of optional internship experience beyond the 4 hours of required Capstone Ministry I & II, depending on availability of internship opportunities.

The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College is recognized by the Province of Alberta, and the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This degree is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Biblical Studies

  • 2B1311 Old Testament I 3
  • 2B1312 Old Testament II 3
  • 2B2311 New Testament I 3
  • 2B2312 New Testament II 3
  • 2B3213 Biblical Interpretation 2
  • 2B3214 Biblical Backgrounds 2

Language Studies

  • 2L1311 Biblical Hebrew I 3
  • 2L1312 Biblical Hebrew II 3
  • 2L2311 Biblical Greek I 3
  • 2L2312 Biblical Greek II 3

Theological and Historical Studies

  • 2T1213 Christian Theology I 2
  • 2T1214 Christian Theology II 2
  • 2T2311 Christian Ethics 3
  • 2H1214 History of Christianity 2
  • 2H2111 Baptist Distinctives 1

Leadership Studies

  • 2P3231 Spiritual Leadership 2
  • 2P1311 Preaching I 3
  • 2P1312 Preaching II 3
  • 2P2215 Pastoral Ministry 2
  • 2E2221 Effective Bible Teaching 2
  • 2E3215 Leading Disciples Towards Maturity 2
  • 2E1211 Effective Ministry Management 2
  • 2P2221 Worship 2

Missional Studies

  • 2P322 Evangelism 2
  • 2I1211 Church Planting 2
  • 2H3211 Missiology 2
  • 2T4221 Christianity & Other World Faiths 2
  • 2T2223 Christian Apologetics 2

Character and Praxis

  • 2P3215 Spiritual Formation 2
  • 2C1221 Biblical Counselling 2
  • 2C1243 Dealing with Conflict 2
  • 2E1231 Ministry Synthesis 2
  • 2P2241 Capstone Ministry I 2
  • 2P2242 Capstone Ministry II 2
  • Free Electives** 14

Total credits hours for Master of Divinity (MDiv) 92

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester application deadlines are:

  • July 15th for Canadian Students
  • June 15th for US Students
  • March 1st for International Students.

We are happy to take conditional applications after the deadline but a late administration fee will apply.

Spring Semester application deadlines are:

  • November 15th Canadian and US Students
  • International Students are only admitted for the Fall

Tuition and Fees

Payment for all tuition and fees per semester is due by Friday prior to the start of classes.

A deferred payment option is available by application only to on-campus students, fully enrolled in a program at CSBS&C. A minimum payment of 25% of tuition & fees is required and a 5% payment plan fee will be collected at the point of application.

Online students, occasional students and first semester on-campus students are not eligible to apply for deferred payment.

Students will not be allowed to attend class if the above financial requirements are not met.

Students with unpaid balances at the end of a semester will not be permitted to write their final exams and grades will not be issued. In addition, these students cannot register for classes in the following semester.

Chronic financial problems may result in financial holds, suspension or expulsion of an offending student.

Last updated Sep 2018

About the School

For more than three decades we have been entrusted with the training and theological education of pastors and other church workers in order that they obey the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ ... Read More

For more than three decades we have been entrusted with the training and theological education of pastors and other church workers in order that they obey the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ in and through local churches throughout the world. To that end, we work to provide our students with training for ministry that is both biblically accurate and relevant to our context. We believe that it is not enough for us simply to impart knowledge. Read less