2022-2023 ADC Viewbook

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VIEWBOOK 2022/2023


QUESTIONS? PLE A SE A SK !

Catherine Cole Manager of Recruitment and Admissions

e catherine.cole@acadiau.ca p 902.585.2220 15 University Avenue Wolfville, NS • B4P 2R6 • Canada

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Table of Co n t e n t s LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

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OUR STORY

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OUR CURRENT CONTEXT

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OUR PLACE

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OUR COMMUNITY

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STUDY LOCATIONS

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CALL TO MINISTRY

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OUR PROGRAMS Bachelor of Theology

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Master of Divinity

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Master of Arts (Theology)

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Doctor of Ministry

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Additional Programs

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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ACADEMICS

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HOW TO APPLY

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TUITION AND FEES

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

WELCOME In a world that is rapidly changing, the gospel remains ever relevant. As we seek to respond to cultural, environmental, and social shifts, we don’t change simply for the sake of change itself. We change with purpose.


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We need leaders to help us engage this complex world. Contemporary ministry requires deep understanding of the Bible, foundational Christian teaching, and wisdom to follow Jesus well in the contexts where we live today. Our faculty will equip you for this mission. Regardless of where you are called to serve, we will prepare you to navigate ministry opportunities and wrestle with complicated social and ethical issues. We will help you to develop leadership skills in applying Biblical principles to life now, to know God better, and to serve church and neighbour with God’s love. Our faculty and staff care about you as a person, your ministry call, and your spiritual formation. Whether from a distance or on site, we invite you to be part of a community who will equip you to make a difference for Christ. Come and see!

Dr. Anna Robbins, President, Acadia Divinity College Dean of Theology, Acadia University


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OUR STORY

A RICH HERITAGE

As the seminary of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC) and the Faculty of Theology for Acadia University, ADC is built on the faith of countless individuals who have worked together to distinguish

From our roots in the beginning of the 19th century, Acadia Divinity College has evolved in faith and changed with purpose. Our East Coast flavour of Theology continues to prepare strong, compassionate leaders to serve communities around the globe.

the College as a diverse, creative, and forward-thinking academic institution. Offering full-time and part-time degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, as well as continuing education options, our students are challenged to cultivate their calling, whether in academia or vocational ministry, through rigorous intellectual instruction, meaningful spiritual formation, and practical ministry experience. Our history inspires us to look forward to how purposeful change today will transform the ministries of tomorrow. As we become part of your story, we look forward to helping you discern your call, equipping you to serve in contemporary contexts in a complex world.


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OUR CURRENT CONTEXT

THEOLOGY BEYOND THE CLASSROOM ADC welcomes more than 200 students from around the world, representing over 20 denominations. Our use of technology has unlocked a wide global community and created an environment of collaboration, transformation, and innovation. We’re re-imagining theological education by equipping the leaders of today to navigate the changes of tomorrow. Our world-class faculty will challenge you to ask big questions, to explore the depths of your faith, and to develop new ideas to engage your ever-evolving context.


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OUR PLACE

LOCAL HOSPITALITY, GLOBAL REACH The best way to explore ADC is to come visit us in person or book a virtual visit. You can sit in on a class, meet faculty and current students, participate in community worship and lunch, and tour the Town of Wolfville. Whether in person or online, we can't wait to meet you!


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CAMPUS Acadia University has been ranked as one of the top 10 most beautiful campuses in Canada by HuffPost. So beautiful, in fact, that we often hear the phrase “I visited the campus and fell in love!” With sprawling, green, 250-acre grounds, we are home to historical buildings dating back to 1838 – which means ivy-covered walls and beautiful study spaces – and even a student-run farm that supplies vegetables direct to campus.

WOLFVILLE Nestled in the heart of the lush Annapolis Valley, Wolfville’s modern rural community is quaint, inviting, and loaded with charm. Visiting some of the mainstays of our downtown core is a weekly rite of passage for Acadia students – whether you're grabbing a latte at a local café, or a delicious meal at one of the town's renowned restaurants, you'll almost certainly see a familiar face or make a new friend. Hospitality is part of who we are, and we’re committed to making our community a place where everyone feels at home.

NOVA SCOTIA Your new home in Nova Scotia awaits where the valley meets the sea. Although we’re one of the smallest provinces in Canada, culture is the heartbeat of our Canadian East Coast lifestyle. With plenty of local attractions across rural communities and bustling urban Halifax, the beauty of 13,300km of rugged coastline, and the richness of deep historic roots, Nova Scotia has the best of it all.

Acadia Divinity College recognizes that no building can exist without the land on which it rests to provide for, support, and uphold it. Prior to the founding of Acadia University, before the town of Wolfville, before the beginning of Nova Scotia, or the nation now known as Canada – this land was and still is Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people to whom the land was entrusted by the Creator. It is on this land that our building now rests. Alongside Acadia University, ADC seeks to walk in a good way with our Indigenous hosts, friends, and neighbours.


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OUR COMMUNITY

THE ADCSA

WELCOME HOME

The Acadia Divinity College Students' Association (ADCSA) represents your interests to the ADC Senate and Board of Trustees, and the Acadia Students' Union (ASU). They pull together faculty, staff, students, and events to weave the very fabric of student

From the time you read this viewbook to the day you graduate, your story will be filled with friends, mentors, and academic leaders. At ADC, you will belong to a diverse community and be connected to a network of peers around the globe.

life at ADC, creating a tangible community of support for everyone.

THE ASU The Acadia Students' Union (ASU) exists to enhance the overall experience you have at Acadia. They provide a community of support and inclusivity for all students at the University, no matter where you are studying.


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CHAPEL

ACADIA COMMUNITY

Every Wednesday morning – online and in person – we

Through our affiliation with Acadia University,

gather as staff, faculty, students, alumni, and visitors to

we can offer you a rich landscape of resources

pray, praise, and listen to Scripture read and preached.

to help you in your academic and personal life.

The atmosphere is friendly, our worship contemporary

Whether studying online or in person you can

and heartfelt, and the preaching is spiritually dynamic. We name local and personal concerns while engaging with global issues. After the services, those who gather in the College building share a community lunch together

take advantage of the many services offered through Acadia. From consultations, tutorials, and workshops through the Writing Centre, to mental health and counselling services

where laughter and conversation fill the corridors.

through the Health Centre, and much more,

NAIITS

Acadia University community.

Since 2015, Acadia Divinity College has partnered with

On-campus and local students have fitness

NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community to offer a Master of Arts (Theology) specialization in Indigenous Community Development – a program almost entirely taught by Indigenous scholars. The heart of

your time at ADC will be enriched by the wider

facilities, the meal hall, physical library, and more right on their doorstep, adding a whole host of ways to connect and feel at home.

this partnership is to provide access to theological

LIVING IN WOLFVILLE

education for Indigenous Christians, and to those who

As you search for your home away from home,

work closely with Indigenous people and communities.

consider the many options available in Wolfville and the surrounding area. If you are studying at the undergraduate level, one of Acadia’s 11 residences will provide quick access to all the University’s amenities and services. Graduate students, mature students, and those with families can explore off-campus options, still only minutes from campus and downtown.


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STUDY LOCATIONS

BEYOND OUR FOUR WALLS

With generous scholarships and financial assistance available to all students, your education at ADC is flexible and always evolving to better suit the needs of you and your ministry.

Our community reaches far beyond the walls of the College building, and even beyond the walls of the church. We offer a range of ways for you to take courses at ADC, allowing you to practice ministry and access a high-quality education within your unique context.

ONLINE FROM ANYWHERE While being on campus provides many benefits, we know that isn’t always possible. All our courses are available to take online and include both synchronous and asynchronous content. To create the best student experience and build community, most courses are not self-directed, but instead include a mixture of live online teaching and pre-recorded elements to accompany in-class discussion. The exact format offered for each course changes year-to-year – check our online course list for up-to-date details and format options.


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CLOSER TO HOME Take advantage of all that Acadia has to offer on campus in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Live, study, and work in the beautiful Annapolis Valley within a warm-hearted and dynamic community. Whether you’re on campus for your entire degree, a semester, or just one course, studying in person will make a difference in your education. In the Maritimes but can’t quite make it to Wolfville? We have intensive format courses in various locations throughout Halifax and New Brunswick – see our course listings for options.


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CALL TO MINISTRY

WHERE FAITH MEETS ACTION

We want to equip you for Christian ministry, but what does that mean? Ministry is where faith meets action. Will you be leading a church in your local community? Or advocating for human rights in partnership with churches in the Global South? Maybe you'll be serving as a chaplain in a hospital or prison.


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Through courses, guest lectures, and collaborative ministry experiences, your heart will be pulled and stretched, and your path may take unexpected turns. Part of your journey will be discerning where God is calling you, and we will equip you every step of the way.

A MOSAIC OF SERVICE Whether training pastors in the Philippines, serving Jesus through medical care, ministering to the Canadian Armed Forces as a chaplain, or pastoring a church close to home, ADC Alumni are scattered all over the world, serving in a mosaic of contexts.

CBAC As the seminary of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC), our partnership includes organizing events, training for leaders in ministry, and providing resources for CBAC member churches. If part of your discernment journey is a call to ordained ministry, members of the CBAC will help you through the process and guide you on your path to ordination. Regardless of your denomination, we will equip you to serve in your unique ministry context.


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OUR PROGRAMS

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY DISCOVER

with Purpose

AT A GLANCE 30 Courses 3 Years (based on full-time study) Tuition: $8,482 per year (based on full-time study) Admission Requirements: High School Diploma with minimum 70% overall average, including English 12 (or equivalent) Crandall-Acadia BTh Partnership Admission Requirements: High School Diploma with minimum 80% overall average, including English 12 (or equivalent) The Bachelor of Theology degree is awarded by Acadia University


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If you feel called to a career in ministry and desire a versatile education rooted in Christian Theology, the Bachelor of Theology program will prepare you with the skills you need to walk confidently as a Christian wherever your education takes you. The foundation of the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is built on Biblical Studies, Theology, and Christian History; however, you will also balance your education by taking electives in Arts and Sciences from Acadia University. There are several options within the BTh program for you to consider to help you reach your goals. ORDINATION TR ACK

If you are over 35 and considering ordination within the CBAC, the BTh (CBAC 35+ Ordination Track) will prepare you to meet the ordination requirements. This degree may also prepare you for ordination in other denominations and churches. CR ANDALL-AC ADIA BTH PARTNERSHIP

The Crandall-Acadia BTh Partnership provides an avenue for you to continue to pursue career aspirations while also completing the Acadia BTh concurrently with your Crandall University degree. 2 ND UNDERGR ADUATE DEGREE

If you have already completed your first degree at Acadia University and are looking to build your theological education, ADC offers a unique opportunity for you to enroll in the 2nd undergraduate degree program to complete your Acadia BTh. THEOLOGY MINOR

A minor in Theology can complement your major, broaden your perspective, and develop your skills. If you’re an Acadia University undergraduate, you are welcome to take courses in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Christian History. You may choose to take courses as electives or to complete a package of courses that can fulfill the requirement for a minor in your degree program.

STUDENT FEATURE

Chandler Bent “Building relationships with people who have studied at ADC and hearing about their experiences gave me confidence that the Acadia BTh was the right choice for me. My confidence in that choice only became stronger after meeting the faculty. The warm welcome, friendly environment, matches of ping pong in between classes, and opportunities for more serious conversations have contributed to a great start – I’m excited for the months to come! While I’m here, I’m hoping to get a better understanding of the religious beliefs we carry as humans, and to use that knowledge to help youth and young adults better understand their own beliefs.”


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OUR PROGRAMS

MASTER OF DIVINITY PREPARE

with Purpose

AT A GLANCE 30 Courses 3 Years (based on full-time study) Tuition: $9,011 per year (based on full-time study) Admission Requirements*: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 The Master of Divinity degree is awarded by Acadia University


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The Master of Divinity program will set you on an educational path to gain relevant skills and equip you for ministry in today’s everevolving world. It will prepare you to serve in a mosaic of contexts including local churches, chaplaincy settings, local and global mission fields, and more. Diving deep into interpreting Scripture and refining an appreciation for Christian history and theology will give you the necessary tools to be an effective ministry leader. THE MA STER OF DIVINIT Y (MDIV ) OFFERS AC ADEMIC SPECIALIZ ATIONS IN

• Pastoral Ministry • Evangelism and Mission • Next Generation Ministry • Pastoral Care and Counselling

STUDENT FEATURE

Sarah Cogswell “Acadia Divinity College was the best option for me to pursue my Master of Divinity. I have appreciated the flexibility of different kinds of classes for off-campus students, which have enabled me to pursue this degree locally. As a pastor, I have been working on my degree part-time

• Leadership and Spiritual Formation

and it has been a great way to learn

• Prison Chaplaincy

and apply new skills in real-time.

• Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care These specializations are crafted to provide an opportunity

I have felt God teaching me more about my own walk with Him as well as how to lead in a healthy

to direct your academic focus while studying the breadth

and informed way.

of topics offered at ADC.

Through the variety of courses offered in the program, I have had the opportunity to hear different perspectives and viewpoints. The professors have created a safe and challenging place to investigate these ideas and think them through. Having smaller classes allows for engaging

*Mature Admission may be granted.

Check the website for more information.

conversation and being able to get the most out of this experience.”


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OUR PROGRAMS

MASTER OF ARTS ( THEOLOGY ) STUDY

with Purpose

AT A GLANCE 20 Courses 2 Years (based on full-time study) Tuition: $9,011 per year (based on full-time study) Admission Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 The Master of Arts (Theology) degree is awarded by Acadia University


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Our Master of Arts (Theology) encourages you to dig into deep theological questions. It also teaches you what to do with the information you gather. If you have your sights set on doctoral studies, the Master of Arts (MA) (Theology) will bolster your skills and prepare you for further academic education. We have crafted the program to stimulate exciting and innovative research topics, and our rigorous graduate seminars will develop your ability to prepare and present scholarly work to your peers. Acadia MA (Theology) graduates have been accepted into major research universities across North America and in Europe and are teaching in Bible colleges, universities, and seminaries worldwide. Alternatively, if you are looking to develop your skills and knowledge for non-ordained ministry roles, or leadership in parachurch organizations, the MA (Theology) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to succeed. FOUNDATIONAL FIELDS OF STUDY

STUDENT FEATURE

Kallie Hutton “After several years serving in the mission field with Canadian Baptist Ministries in Bolivia, I felt the need to go deeper in my theological studies. Acadia’s online accessibility has made it easy to pursue my education without pressing pause on my ministry. Even

• Old Testament

though I’ve never been on campus, I feel

• New Testament

part of Acadia’s community and culture.

• Second Temple Judaism

My program has a specialized focus on

• Theology

discipleship. The literature and classes

• Christian History

have helped me clarify my ministry

PR AC TIC AL FIELDS OF STUDY

the heart of missions. As I move into the

• Evangelism and Mission

thesis portion of my MA, I will be looking

• Next Generation Ministry • Pastoral Care and Counselling • Leadership and Spiritual Formation

here in Bolivia; discipleship is truly at

at compassionate service among the poor and its role in the discipleship practice of Bolivian Baptists. I hope that my research not only leads

• Discipleship

me to a deeper understanding of the

• Prison Chaplaincy

context I’ve been called to minister in,

• Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

but also helps my ministry partners

• Indigenous Community Development (offered in partnership with NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community)

in their own theological reflection around how they practice discipleship.”


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OUR PROGRAMS

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY KNOWLED G E

with Purpose

AT A GLANCE 10 Courses 4 Years (based on full-time study) Tuition: $4,273.25 per year $17,093 total (based on full-time study) Admission Requirements: To be considered you must: • Be currently serving in a paid Christian ministry position • Have completed a Master of Divinity degree (or its educational equivalent) from a seminary accredited by The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada • Have completed a minimum of three years of paid vocational ministry experience • Have earned a minimum 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) on a 4.0 scale (or "B" average) in your Master of Divinity or equivalent educational program • Show evidence of strong writing ability The Doctor of Ministry degree is awarded by Acadia University


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Professionals in every sphere – education, healthcare, law – know the necessity of personal and professional lifelong learning. Ministry is no different. Culture and context change. If you are an experienced ministry practitioner, it’s important to advance your knowledge and skills to engage effectively in the present with purpose. STUDENT FEATURE

The ADC Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is an academically rigorous, flexible, and ministry-focused degree designed to enhance your knowledge, to develop your skills, to deepen your faith, and to extend your leadership influence.

Jeremy Ng “I chose to study at Acadia Divinity College because the design of the program provides a Biblical and

As a DMin student, you will have the opportunity to focus

theological foundation alongside

on a particular area of interest related to your own practice

practical ministry skills. From the

through electives and directed study courses. You will also

beginning, I have appreciated the

contribute to the understanding and practice of ministry

ongoing support of the faculty in both

through the completion of a doctoral-level project. We have

my formation as a Christian and the

designed the program so that you can remain in your ministry

goals I have for my studies.

context as much as possible.

This is an environment that models

ADC DMin graduates are involved in a wide range of ministry leadership positions including service in local churches, chaplaincy settings, teaching, and overseas ministry. Graduates also provide leadership in multiple denominations and parachurch ministries.

how to learn with humility, an environment that provides space to challenge and to be challenged. With the increasing diversity of the program – with both mentors and intensive courses – I have been equipped with new and relevant ideas and practices for my context. In my learning journey, I have strengthened certain convictions while continuing to process and question previously held ones. The Doctor of Ministry program has continued to shape my vocation by providing further refinement and intention in God’s calling on my life.”


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A D D I T IONAL GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES

NO PROGRAM DIVINITY

AT A GLANCE

AT A GLANCE

10 Courses

Maximum 5 Courses

1 Year

Flexible

(based on full-time study) Tuition: $9,011 per year

Tuition: Dependent on number

(based on full-time study)

of courses and level of study

Admission Requirements:

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum

(Undergraduate):

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0

High School Diploma or equivalent

The Graduate Diploma is awarded by

Admission Requirements (Graduate):

Acadia Divinity College

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies (GDCS) helps foster spiritual growth and maturity through dynamic classroom lectures and discussions. The program is offered at the graduate level and can be completed entirely online. The Diploma is awarded

If you have your eye on taking a few courses of interest at ADC, but not a full degree, this option allows you the opportunity to take up to five undergraduate or graduate courses without being tied to a specific program.

by Acadia Divinity College, with transferrable university

Not only is this a flexible option, it also creates

credits that can be applied toward a Master of Divinity

possibilities for your future. All courses are taken

or Master of Arts (Theology) degree.

for credit, enabling you the option to transfer your credits to a degree program should you wish to further your studies.

"Being a business graduate, I needed a short but thorough foundation from which I would pursue STUDENT FEATURE

Yohanan Balay

further theological training, and the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies has provided just that. Ultimately my goal is to obtain an MA (Theology) degree with a focus on Second Temple Judaism at ADC – it’s the only program of its kind that I came across in Canada, and


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PROG RAM S CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES

CERTIFICATE IN MINISTERIAL STUDIES

CERTIFICATE IN LAY LEADERSHIP

AT A GLANCE

AT A GLANCE

AT A GLANCE

10 Courses

20 Courses

10 Courses

1 Year

2 Years

2 Years

(based on full-time study)

(based on full-time study)

(based on full-time study)

Tuition: $8,482 per year

Tuition: $4,243 per year

Tuition: $4,243 per year

(based on full-time study)

(based on full-time study)

(based on full-time study)

Admission Requirements:

Admission Requirements:

Admission Requirements:

High School Diploma

High School Diploma,

High School Diploma

or equivalent

or equivalent, age 55 and up

or equivalent

The Certificate is awarded by

The Certificate is awarded by

The Certificate is awarded by

Acadia Divinity College

Acadia Divinity College

Acadia Divinity College

The Certificate in Christian Studies (CCS) is offered at the undergraduate level and will help you develop as an effective volunteer leader in your church or ministry.

The Certificate in Ministerial Studies (CMS) presents you with a taste of what ADC is all about.

Credits you earn in this program

ronment, and are looking to be

The courses offered as part of this

can be applied toward a Bachelor

ordained within the Canadian

certificate will help you build on your

of Theology degree at ADC.

Baptists of Atlantic Canada, this

theological knowledge and give you

non-credit certificate can help

relevant skills for serving in tomorrow's

you on your way.

church – no matter what that looks like.

If you have been out of school for some time, have never been in a college or university envi-

The Certificate in Lay Leadership (CLL) is a non-credit program that allows you to take courses and deepen your faith through academic learning without feeling the pressure of being a for-credit student.

I am thrilled that the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies will help prepare me for it. My experience so far has been intellectually stimulating. Online classes have been lively and engaging with robust discussion. I have found Acadia Divinity College to be a place where I am free to disagree yet expect to be challenged, and I am convinced that the relationships that are forged here will last long into the future. With the part-time option, I can take classes at my own pace while continuing to work. Currently I work in financial services, and I don't necessarily envision myself entering the pastorate. But I am convinced that I must do my part in the Kingdom of God. This program is a step in that direction.”


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SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

We believe that theological education should be accessible to everyone. ADC offers several scholarships and bursaries through a generous endowment fund. Most students at ADC receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships and bursaries. ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP To qualify, you must be a new full-time student with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 from your most recently completed university degree, or an 80% average in five grade 12 academic courses if you are a high school graduate. This scholarship is valued at 50% of your tuition per year for the normal duration

on funds, is valued at upwards of $6,000 and is awarded to an outstanding student who has completed 30 credit hours of their theological education at ADC.

ADC DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP Qualifying Doctor of Ministry students will receive a maximum of $3,000 for the four-year program (up to

of your program. Some restrictions apply.

$750 per year) based on their academic record, ministry

BURSARIES

If you are a student from outside North America, you

Once you have been offered admission, you may apply

may also apply for an International Student Scholarship,

for bursaries through the appropriate form on our

valued at $1,000 for the duration of the program (up

website. Bursaries are valued at 25% of tuition regardless

to $250 for each of the four years) and awarded on the

of whether you are a full-time or part-time student.

same basis.

HUESTIS SCHOLARSHIPS

CORA GRAY & MADELINE SAMPSON

The Huestis Scholarships are among the most prestigious

BURSARY (AUBA)

awards offered by Acadia Divinity College. These four

This bursary was established by a generous gift from

scholarships were established through a generous fund

the estate of Rev. MacPherson Eaton. The Bursary

set up by David and Faye Huestis of Saint John, New

is named in recognition of Deacons Cora Gray and

Brunswick to support students studying in a range of

Madeline Sampson of Windsor Plains United Baptist

ministry fields, including: Worship, Pastoral Counselling

Church. If you are a member of an African United

and Hospital Chaplaincy, Pastoral Leadership, and

Baptist Association (AUBA) church or identify as

Multifaceted Ministry. Each scholarship, dependent

African Nova Scotian, you may apply for this bursary.

track record, application letter, and financial need.


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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL REQUIREMENTS If you meet the admission requirements and are eligible to apply for a Canadian study permit, you are welcome to submit an application to study with us. Depending on your country of citizenship, it can take considerable time to get a student visa after you receive an offer of admission – up to six months in some cases. We recommend that you apply as early as possible before the start date of your program to ensure enough time for visa processing. All students, whether international or Canadian, pay the same tuition and have access to ADC's generous scholarships and bursaries. This support helps you to finance your education with peace of mind.

WONG INTERNATIONAL CENTRE The Wong International Centre (WIC) offers international students a “home away from home.” The Centre exists to provide support and information for Acadia University’s many international students. Whether you need

We have a distinguished history of equipping Christian

advice on applying for your income taxes

leaders for full-time and volunteer ministry around the

or just need some help adapting to a new

world, and we can’t wait to be part of your journey.

country, the Student Advisor and other staff members will provide you with the support you need.


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ACADEMICS ACADEMIC CENTRES

TRANSFER CREDITS

Our three Academic Centres of Excellence facilitate research

Applicants for admission from another

and provide resources in specialized areas from Baptist

approved educational institution may request

history to institutional chaplaincy, ethics, and apologetics.

that up to half of the credit hours required to complete a degree or program at Acadia

The Andrew D. MacRae Centre

Divinity College be transferred. Transfer credits

for Christian Faith and Culture

will typically be given for individual courses

The MacRae Centre was established by Acadia Divinity College in 2016. The Centre exists to help students and the wider church engage with people and issues in meaningful, thoughtful, relevant, and transformative ways. MACRAECENTRE.CA

which are applicable to the intended program of study and meet the minimum grade requirement of at least a C- (60%).

ADVANCED STANDING Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology degree

The Charles J. Taylor Centre

at Acadia University, and undergraduate

for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

degrees at Crandall University and Kingswood

The Taylor Centre was established by Acadia Divinity College in 2011. The Centre supports those in pastoral ministry in specialized forms, including hospital chaplaincy, military chaplaincy, prison chaplaincy, and a variety of other

University who apply to the Master of Divinity degree may be eligible for advanced standing with credit for some courses, to a maximum of 30 credit hours.

caring professions.

If you have completed a course at another

ACADIADIV.CA / TAYLOR

accredited institution that has over 60%

The Acadia Centre for Baptist

in the Acadia program, you may appeal

and Anabaptist Studies The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) was established by Acadia Divinity College in 1991, in cooperation with the Vaughan Memorial Library of

of the same content as a course offered to the Academic Dean to take an elective in the same department.

ASSOCIATION OF

Acadia University. Its primary goal is to encourage and

THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS

facilitate studies in the fields of Baptist and Anabaptist

All ADC graduate degrees are accredited

history and thought.

by The Association of Theological Schools

ACADIADIV.CA /ACBAS

in the United States and Canada (ATS).


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Maple League The Maple League is a collaborative effort between Acadia, Mount Allison, Bishop’s and Saint Francis Xavier Universities. By sharing resources across institutions, undergraduate students have access to a greater interdisciplinary network of scholars and faculty. As an Acadia undergraduate student, you can take courses at other Maple League universities that count towards your degree.


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HOW TO APPLY ACADIADIV.CA /APPLY

Taking the next step in your educational journey at ADC is easy. 1. Submit the application form at acadiadiv.ca/apply 2. Send in your supporting documents. Each program has different requirements for additional documents; refer to our website for required documents by program. 3. Have official transcripts sent directly from your university, college, or high school to the mailing address found on the application page of our website.

Acadia Divinity College admits students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


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TUITION AND FEES ACADIADIV.CA / TUITION-FEES

Full-Time Students per year Undergraduate

Graduate

Non-Credit Certificates

Tuition*

$8,482

$9,011

$4,243

Fees

$1,581.86

$1,579.86

$334

Total

$10,063.86

$10,590.86

$4,577

Part-Time Students per 3-credit hour course Undergraduate

Graduate

Non-Credit Certificates

Tuition*

$969

$1,023

$486

Fees

$35.30

$35.30

$25

Total

$1,004.30

$1,058.30

$511

Doctor of Ministry Tuition*

$17,093 (paid in equal installments each term over the course of the 4-year program)

*Seniors (60+) and qualified Ministry Partners receive a 50% discount on tuition.

Tuition and fees quoted are for the 2021-2022 academic year. These are subject to change.


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