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Programs and Admission

St. Andrew's is accepting students into all of our programs. For additional information on the programs please see the St. Andrew's College student handbook (link).

Diploma in Theology

The Diploma in Theology is designed for people who want to experience theological education for personal enrichment or as preparation for future study. It involves the equivalent of one full year of study. Many students do this program on a part-time basis. It is an excellent program to help discern direction for a vocation in Christian ministry.

Courses must be chosen in the areas including: Biblical Studies, Theology, Ethics/Church in Society, Church History, Pastoral Care, Christian Worship, Christian Education, and United Church History, Theology and Polity. A variety of electives are also available.

The normal admission requirement is at least one year of university. For those without that requirement, a skills assessment may enable admission to the program.

Master of Theological Studies

The purpose of this degree is to establish a theological foundation for life or work in society or in the church and it also provides a basis for further theological study. This degree involves the equivalent of two full years of study.

Courses must be chosen in the areas of: Biblical Studies, Theology, Ethics/Church in Society, Church History, and Pastoral Care. There are other requirements in the life of the college that must also be fulfilled eg. orientation, chapel leadership, and various workshops.

The normal admission requirement is an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.

You might benefit from this program if:

  • You wish to achieve certification as a specialist in spiritual care with the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education, but lack a theological masters degree;
  • You are currently serving in a spiritual care capacity, but do not have access to a theological program;
  • You wish to expedite your completion of both your CPE units and your academic work toward the specialist designation;
  • You want a theological program that will integrate your academic and your pastoral/practice education.

Master of Divinity

This degree is for people pursuing ordained ministry. It combines academic learning with experiential learning through a residency (internship) requirement. This is a four-year degree.

Required courses to be completed before residency (internship) are in the areas of: Biblical Studies, Theology, Church History, Ethics/Church in Society, Pastoral Care, Worship and Christian Education. An Integration Seminar (practical field ministry work) is also required. In addition, there are credits which must be completed during residency (internship) and before graduation, such as: United Church History, Theology and Polity, Parish Administration, Skills and Identity in Pastoral Ministry, Cross-Cultural Experience and Who Am I in Parish Ministry? There are other requirements in the life of the college that must also be fulfilled, eg. orientation, chapel leadership and various workshops.

The normal admission requirement is an undergraduate degree from a recognized university or its equivalent. In order to enter the M.Div program, students must also have been received or intend to be received as candidates for ordination in The United Church of Canada. You may ask your local United Church minister for information about this aspect of the ordination process.

Occasional Student

Occasional students may register for credit in up to four semester courses without being enrolled in a degree program. To be permitted to take a course for credit, such students must provide the college with a transcript indicating they have successfully completed the equivalent of one year of university classes or the Leadership Development Module from the Centre for Christian Studies, or successfully complete a skills assessment (available from the registrar’s office). Occasional students may audit a course (except an Internet course) with the permission of the instructor.

Master of Sacred Theology

This program is offered through the Graduate Studies Council of the Saskatoon Theological Union. This academic master’s degree is used for continuing education or as a stepping stone toward doctoral studies and allows for specialization in a particular field of study.

Doctor of Ministry

This program specializes in rural ministry and community development. The courses are offered in an intensive format.

More information on both these programs is available in the S.T.M. and D.Min handbook,which can be requested from the registrar.

Admission process for St. Andrew's College Degree Programs

For admission to the Diploma in Theology (Dip.Th), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S), Master of Divinity (M.Div), Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M) or the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) programs an application form for must be completed and submitted. The following documentation is required: personal information, post-secondary education background, recent employment background, an autobiography, a sample of academic writing, references and a non-refundable application fee.

For M.Div applications, information about where you are in the discernment process of the United Church of Canada and a financial statement are required. For D.Min applications, a statement describing how work in the applicant’s ministry site will be integrated with studies and confirmation of support for study from the applicant’s ministry site are required.

An application for admission will be considered once all of the required documentation and fee have been received by the Registrar’s Office.

For a student to be admitted to St. Andrew’s College, the college must be satisfied of his/her academic, vocational and psychological fitness, and that her/his financial means are adequate. The applicant will be notified promptly of the decision regarding their application. Upon success, the student will receive a faculty advisor and course information and be eligible to register for classes.

Admission process for the order of ministry of The United Church
of Canada (from another denomination)

Members of the Order of Ministry who are seeking admission to the Order of Ministry of the United Church of Canada are required to complete an educational component.  The admission process is overseen by the appropriate unit of the General Council of the United Church of Canada. St. Andrew’s College will supervise this program of study, and will provide reports as requested.

Applicants are required to submit a letter to the registrar’s office at St. Andrew’s College stating their wish that the college supervise their program of study, including the name of the presbytery and conference with which the student is affiliated. A photocopy of the applicant’s Master of Divinity degree transcript must also be supplied.  There is a one-time fee, charged at the time of application. The application will be considered once all of the required documentation and fee have been received by the registrar’s office. The applicant will be notified promptly of the decision regarding their application and will then receive course information and be eligible to register for classes.

The program requirements are specified in the United Church of Canada Admission to the Order of Ministry Handbook, which may be found at 

http://www.united-church.ca/files/handbooks/admissions.pdf

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a student at St. Andrew’s please download the pertinent application form. Once you have completed the form send it in with the application fee to:

St. Andrew’s College
c/o Registrar
1121 College Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W3

For more information contact the registrars, Leslie Schweitzer or Colleen Walker, at standrews.registrar@usask.ca or 306-966-5244.

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Application forms

Diploma in Theology PDF Word
M.Div and M.T.S. PDF Word
S.T.M. and D.Min PDF Word