Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • To be considered for admission, applicants must: Complete the application form, submit all related documents and a $50 application fee.
  • Complete the academic requirement
    Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
    D.Min. applicant – have a completed M.Div. degree (Please see D.Min. program for other requirements.)
    Master of Ministry (M.Min.)
    M.Min. applicant - have a completed B.Th. degree or its equivalent.
    Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
    M.Div. applicant – have a completed bachelor degree from an accredited university or college.
    Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
    M.T.S. applicant – have a completed bachelor degree from an accredited university or college.
    Diploma in Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.)
    Dip.C.S. applicant – have a completed bachelor degree from an accredited university or college.
    Non-Degree Study
    Non-degree applicant – have a completed bachelor degree from an accredited university or college.
    Audit Study
    Audit Applicant - have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • A minimum score of 32 for TOEFL IBT, 430 for TOEFL ITP, or 4.5 for IELTS (Academic) is required for doctoral program's applicants who have NOT studied full time for 3 years in a postsecondary institution, where English is the language of instruction and examination, in an English speaking country. Only test scores dating no more than two years when your application is reviewed are accepted.
    A minimum score of 30 for TOEFL IBT, 399 for TOEFL ITP, or 4.0 for IELTS (Academic) is required for master programs' applicants who have NOT studied full time for 3 years in a postsecondary institution, where English is the language of instruction and examination, in an English speaking country. Only test scores dating no more than two years are valid.
    3 reference letters (1 home church pastoral reference + 1 pastoral reference + 1 academic/ employer reference)
  • Submit the following documents:
    • Testimony – an article about the applicant’s personal faith journey with Jesus and vocational call.
    • References
      Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
      3 reference letters (1 pastoral references + 1 letter of endorsement or one extra pastoral reference + 1 academic reference)
      Applicants are required to submit a spousal support letter.
      Applicants are required to submit a Curriculum Vitae
      Applicants are required to submit a biblical or theological research paper that they have written.
      Master of Ministry (M.Min.)
      3 reference letters (1 home church pastoral reference + 1 pastoral reference + 1 academic/ employer reference)
      Applicants are required to submit a spousal support letter.
      Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
      3 reference letters (1 home church pastoral reference + 1 pastoral reference + 1 academic/ employer reference)
      Applicants are required to submit a spousal support letter.
      Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
      2 reference letters (1 home church pastoral reference + 1 pastoral reference or 1 academic/ employer Reference)
      Diploma in Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.)
      1 home church pastoral reference or 1 pastoral reference
  • MDiv applicants are required to complete a biblical knowledge assessment test.
  • D.Min., M.Div., M.Min., and M.T.S applicants are required to have an admission interview after submitting all the required documents.

Application Process

  • The Registration Office will arrange an admission interview upon receiving all the documents listed in the above session. Applicants who are accepted will receive an admission letter shortly after the interview.
  • Admitted applicants must submit the signed offer of admission and a $300 deposit within the time stated in the admission letter in order to accept and maintain their student status. The deposit will be used as a credits towards the student’s first-semester tuition payment.
  • For international applicants, please check the International Students tab.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many semesters does CCST Vancouver have?
    Our academic year generally runs from September to June. We have Fall (September to December), Spring (January to April) and Summer (May to June) semesters.
  • Do you have Summer break? Can I begin in the Summer semester?
    Our Summer Semester begin in May. New students are welcome to join in any semester upon the approval of the Academic Dean. Summer break is generally from July until the end of August. Our Annual Student Retreat is held at the end of August and all students are recommended to attend.
  • I am planning to transfer from another seminary. Can I skip the application process? Can I transfer my credits from the other seminary?
    All students from other seminary are required to go through the same process as all other applicants. In general, for credits to be transferable, a course must be offered from an accredited seminary and must be equivalent or near to the equivalent of the CCST Vancouver program requirements. Students need to complete a “credits Transfer Request Form” and a Transfer credits Evaluation fee may be required. All credits transfer applications will be examined by our Academic Dean who will make the final decision at his/her discretion. All credits transfer applications will be examined by our Academic Dean who will make the final decision at his/her discretion for how many credits from another seminary can be accepted.
  • What is the cost of an academic credits at CCST Vancouver? What financial aid is available for students?
    Each course at CCST Vancouver is equivalent to 3 credits. 3-credits course costs $892. CCST Vancouver has different bursaries, scholarships and discount programs for full-time students. Please refer to the Financial Assistance page.
* Please press here for the application form and other documents, contact our registration office for any questions.