Frequently Asked Questions
We have answers to many of your questions
What is my first step if I am interested in attending CSBS&C?
Your first contact is to the CSBS&C Admissions Office. They’ll provide answers to your questions about the school, arrange an opportunity to visit the campus and take a tour, and give direction on what the application process looks like. The admissions office will also help you throughout the process to ensure that all your required documents are submitted.
How much will it cost per year for me to study at CSBS&C?
Our tuition costs per College credit hour are $365 and per Seminary credit hour $430. Students are able to choose from studying at a full-time or part-time capacity or as an occasional student. This allows us to offer flexibility and affordability for each student’s life situation.
College tuition is approximately $5775 per semester (based on 15 credit hours, approx. 5 courses).*
Seminary tuition is approximately $5460 per semester (based on 12 credit hours, approx. 4 courses).* **
*based on 2020-2021 tuition fees
** distance students pay a tech fee of $25 per credit hour (waved for fall 2020)
How long does the application process take?
Once all the paperwork is properly submitted it typically takes two weeks for CSBS&C to let you know if you have been accepted into the program of your choice.
Am I able to get a Masters degree fully online?
Yes! Our Master of Biblical Studies and Master of Christian Studies degrees are able to be completed 100% online. For our ministry degrees (Master of Christian Ministry and Master of Divinity, they can be completed 2/3rds online and 1/3 with on-campus classes. We offer one week intensive classes in January, May and June to aid students fulfill the on-campus requirement.
Can I transfer credits from other schools to CSBS&C?
It depends, but it is very likely based on your school. Students who wish to transfer their academic credits from another institution need to contact either the Admissions office or the Registrars office. If you provide us with an academic transcript from your previous institution, then we can provide a free assessment of your credits to determine if they are transferable to the degree program you are enrolling in. It will be considered on a course-by-course basis.
How long will it take to get a degree if I attend part-time because I have to work?
Many seminary students attend part-time in order to work, parent, and serve in ministry while working toward their degree. Depending on the degree program chosen, it would typically take 4-6 years to complete one of our Master degrees attending part-time. An individualized plan can be drawn up with an academic advisor to help students consider part-time status and successful completion of a degree and training for ministry and leadership. We offer online classes and one-week intensive classes at our school to provide flexible class options in order for students to make important progress in their degrees.
Where is Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College?
CSBS&C is located in the beautiful town of Cochrane, Alberta with a vibrant community of staff and students doing life together. It is just 20 minutes away from Calgary, and just over 1 hour away from Banff National Park.