The goal of the graduate degree programs is to prepare God-called men and women for Christian ministries such as pastors, church planters, missionaries, and other types of Christian ministers.
Canadian Baptist College is committed to providing high quality teaching in a warm, supportive environment both for students well on their way to Christian service and for those just beginning to discover who they are in Christ.
Seminary Application Roadmap
Welcome! We’re excited that you’re considering studying at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College. The purpose of this page is to help you apply for one of the graduate (seminary) degree programs at CSBS&C. Below you will find a list of the items required to complete your application for the various degrees, followed by an explanation of each item. On the left, there are links to the forms you’ll need to download and complete.
We are eager to help you with any questions you may have about studying at CSBS&C, or about your application. Here’s how to connect with us:
403-932-6622 ext. 251
Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary
200 Seminary View
Cochrane • AB • T4C 2G1
Master of Biblical Studies (MBS) Applicants and Christian Studies (MCS):
Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Christian Ministry (MCMin) Applicants:
All applications must be made on the official Application for Admission form. An application may be obtained from the Admissions Office. A CAD $50.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany all Canadian and USA applications for admission, or CAD $150.00 for all international applications. Completed forms must be returned to the Admissions Office no less than 45 days prior to registration. The application deadline is July 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester.
Submit a minimum 500 word statement of your conversion and walk with God. Include the following: areas of weakness or struggle, strengths and spiritual giftedness, your purpose in seeking a seminary education, your spouse’s support of your studies (if married) and where you feel seminary training will lead you.
Submit a minimum 500 word statement of your conversion and call from God to Christian ministry. Include the following: how your spouse relates to this call (if you are married), areas of weakness in your Christian walk and ministry, areas of strengths and spiritual giftedness, your purpose in seeking a seminary education and where you feel seminary training will lead you.
List your ministry experience during the last three years in chronological order whether voluntary or paid. Include your roles and responsibilities, describing the degree of success you experienced. Include any other significant information regarding how you have been serving the Lord.
Complete the waiver statement on the three Confidential Personal Reference forms and the Confidential Pastoral Reference form and forward them to the references. The personal references are to be completed by a mature Christian (not a family member). Supply each reference with a stamped envelope marked “Confidential” and addressed to the Admissions Office.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be sent directly to the Admission’s Office.
CSBS reserves the right to require any student to submit proof of adequate English skills before admission regardless of educational background, citizenship status, country of origin, or stated primary language. All applicants (regardless of citizenship) whose first language is not English must submit the result of the TOEFL test. Test scores must be no more than two years old. Transcripts with your official results must be sent directly to the Admission Office. For more information contact TOEFL at www.ets.org/toefl. A TOEFL statement is also provided on our International Students page.
Please note: The application will be processed after all materials have been received. Once the application file is complete, the Admissions Committee will review it and notify you of their decision in writing. Applicants will be updated periodically on the status of their file. Please check with the Admissions office to find out what documents are still outstanding.
Recognized by the Province of Alberta. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
200 Seminary View, Cochrane, AB,
T4C 2G1, CANADA
Phone: (403) 932-6622 • Fax: (403) 932-7049
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