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Faith Formation

Are you Interested in Exploring your Faith?

Program 
Certificate in Catholic Studies (C.C.S.)

  • Online Delivery
  • 5 Week Courses
  • Take 1 course for interest or work toward Program Certificates

Education Requirements
No Prior Knowledge or Diploma Required

Personal Interest & Career Options

  • For Personal Interest
  • In preparation for ministry
  • In preparation for further study

Undergraduate Programs

Are you Interested in Theology?

Program 
Certificate in Theology (C.Th.)

  • 10 Courses
  • No Limit for Completion
  • Complete Online PT over 2 Years
  • Online and/or On-Campus

Education Requirements
Alberta High School Diploma (with English 30) or its equivalent

Personal Interest & Career Options

  • For personal Interest
  • In preparation for ministry
  • In preparation for further study

All Credits from C.Th. are transferable to Dip.Th. & B.Th.


Program 
Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th.)

  • 20 Courses
  • Complete Online PT over 4 Years
  • Online and/or On-Campus

Education Requirements
Alberta High School Diploma (with English 30) or its equivalent

Personal Interest & Career Options

  • For personal Interest
  • In preparation for ministry
  • In preparation for further study

All Credits from Dip.Th. are transferable to B.Th.


Program 
Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

  • 30 Courses
  • Pastoral Degree
  • Online and On-Campus
  • Lay Formation
  • Screening Interview

Education Requirements
Alberta High School Diploma (with English 30) or its equivalent

Personal Interest & Career Options
For students preparing to work in pastoral ministry, sacramental preparation, catechesis, social justice work, youth work and health care ministry, although some of these areas will need further formal training.

Graduate Programs

Program 
Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

  • 16 Courses
  • Academic Degree
  • Online and On-Campus
  • Areas of Concentration
  • Bibliographical Study & Research Proposal
  • Research Paper

Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree plus 4 Philosophy Courses

Personal Interest & Career Options
To assist students in developing an understanding of theology for advanced graduate studies and for their personal and professional lives. The program of itself is not intended for professional preparation for lay or ordained ministry.


Program 
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

  • 30 Courses
  • Pastoral Degree
  • Online and On-Campus
  • Screening Interview
  • Lay Formation
  • Synthesis and Comprehensive Exam

Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree plus 4 Philosophy Courses

Personal Interest & Career Options
Graduates have found employment in a number of areas such as hospital, university, high school, prison and military chaplaincy, in retreat work, as pastoral assistants in parishes, as diocesan directors of catechesis, marriage and family life, ecumenism, social justice and adult faith formation.


Program 
Master of Theology (M.Th.)

  • 10 Courses
  • Advanced Degree
  • Areas of Concentration
  • Bibliographical Study and Thesis Proposal
  • Thesis and Thesis Defense

Education Requirements
M.Div. (ATS) OR M.T.S. (ATS) plus 30 credits for qualifying year. One modern language AND one classical language are required. These can be taken before or during the program.

Personal Interest & Career Options
Graduates go on to doctorate level studies in Canada, the United States and Europe. Other M.Th. graduates have found employment in retreat work, adult faith formation, as diocesan directors, or in theological education.

Religious Education Programs

Program 
Graduate Certificate in Catholic School Administration (G.C.C.S.A.)

  • 4 Courses
  • Online and On-Campus
  • The G.C.C.S.A. courses are also courses in the M.R.E. program.

Education Requirements
A B.Ed. degree or a bachelor degree plus a teaching certificate or equivalent.

Personal Interest & Career Options
For teachers who are preparing to assume leadership roles in Catholic schools.


Program 
Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.)

  • 14 Courses
  • Online and On-Campus
  • Areas of Concentration
  • Supervised Field Experience

Education Requirements
A B.Ed. degree or a bachelor degree plus a teaching certificate or equivalent.

Personal Interest & Career Options
For the preparation of teachers in the area of Religious Education or Administrators in Catholic Schools.

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