Welcome to the Bachelor of Theology program.

The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is designed to equip those who are called to leadership roles in the Christian community. In addition to giving an exciting introduction to Biblical Studies, Christian Theology and History, this program also provides an introduction to current and proven ministry approaches that make a difference in the lives of people. The BTh is a 90- credit hour degree. If taken as a full-time student, it will take three years to complete.

The Ordination Track of the Bachelor of Theology is specifically designed to meet the ordination requirements of some denominations and churches.

The Non-Ordination Track of the Bachelor of Theology is a more flexible degree that is suited to those wishing to exercise ministry that is not traditionally understood to be in the context of ‘formal ordination’. This is ideal for those interested in missions, bi-vocational or part-time ministry as well as those serving in leadership and other work supporting churches, groups, and Christian organizations in Canada or overseas.


In order to be admitted to the Bachelor of Theology, applicants normally have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with a minimum 70% average over 5 Grade 12 academic courses, including English 12 (or equivalent).

Instructions for Applying to the Bachelor of Theology Program:

Please read all the instructions below before starting your application.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible during the academic year prior to their intended enrolment. International applicants are normally admitted no later than April 1st for a September start. Although Canadian applicants can apply up until the start of new term, it is recommended that they apply months in advance to ensure successful registration.

1. Completing the Application Form

The application is a five step form that should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you are not able to complete the application all at once, there is a save button located at the bottom of each section. Make sure to save any completed sections before exiting the online application.

2. Paying the Processing Fee

A $50.00 (CDN) non-refundable application fee can be paid online by credit card OR by mailing a cheque or money order (made payable to Acadia University) to:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
Box 7
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

3. Resume

A resume is required for when applying for admission. Please email your resume directly to admissions@acadiau.ca

4. Transcripts

As an applicant to Acadia Divinity College, you are responsible for requesting that one (1) official copy of your transcript from each high school and any post-secondary institution you have attended be mailed directly to Acadia University. These transcripts are only considered official if they are received in a sealed envelope from the original high school, college or university. They should be mailed directly by each school(s), college(s) or university(s) to:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
Box 7
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

5. Reference Forms

Applicants applying to Ordination Track of the Bachelor of Theology degree will need to have one (1) reference form completed by a pastor and sent directly to Acadia Divinity College by the pastor.

Referees must be over 21 years of age, not related to the applicant, and should have known the applicant for a minimum of two years. Referees must send completed Reference Forms directly to:

Acadia Divinity College
Attn: Catherine Cole
15 University Avenue (mailing)
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

by email to
by fax to 902-585-2233 (Attn: Catherine Cole)


If you are an International applicant, in most cases you will need to submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)/IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score directly from the TOEFL/IELTS Testing Centre.

7. Monitor your application

After your application has been received, you will receive an automated email with instructions on how to log into your Acadia Central account. You will be able to verify the status of your application from this account.

Acadia Central

8. Receiving a Decision

Once you have submitted your application, and all required supporting documents have been received, your completed file will be processed by the Admissions Committee of Acadia Divinity College as well as the Admissions Office of Acadia University. Applicants will be notified of an admission decision and will receive an official letter by regular mail service.

For Application Assistance Please Contact:
Catherine Cole

Manager of Recruitment and Admissions

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