Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies

If you would like to grow deeper in your faith through foundational courses in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Christian History and acquire additional skills in ministry leadership, the 30 credit hour (10 courses) Graduate Diploma may be the right program for you.

The Graduate Diploma can be completed part-time through ADC Metro or ADC New Brunswick.  It can also be completed part-time or full-time through our main campus in Wolfville. The Diploma is awarded by ADC and courses taken can be applied toward a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree.

Program Requirements

The completion of 30 semester hours of academic work, taken for graduate credit with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Course Number Course Title Cr Hrs
IDST 5010 Orientation (non-credit course) 0
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament 3
BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament 3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013 Intro to Christian History 3
THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 3
THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 3
Ministry
EVAN 5013 Evangelism & Mission in Contemporary Society 3
SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders 3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought or Ministry Electives1
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
  Total Credit Hours 30

 

1 Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Test is not passed

Program Faculty

Rev. Scott Kohler

Pastor, Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Fredericton, NB

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Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe

John Gladstone Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship

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Dr. Dorothy Hunse

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care

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Rev. Dan Pyke

Associate Pastor, Grand Bay Baptist Church

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Dr. Marv Penner

Executive Director, All About Youth

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Dr. Anna Robbins

Dr. Millard R. Cherry Professor of Theology, Ethics and Culture

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Dr. Allison Trites

Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Emeritus

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Dr. Ken Neilson

Certified Canadian Counsellor

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Dr. John McNally

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies shall have a bachelors degree or equivalent, and shall submit an application for admission to the Registrar of Acadia Divinity College.

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