The Diploma in Christian Studies is a graduate diploma program (10 Master's level credits) intended for lay people who wish to increase their knowledge of the Christian faith, develop skills in practical ministry, and integrate their faith with cultural and professional endeavors. This one year graduate level program normally requires at least a three year undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree in order to be considered for admission.
Students admitted to this program will discuss their educational objectives with an advisor before making course selections. After the completion of ten credits, students who possess an undergraduate degree may opt to not graduate and apply for admission into a Master's degree program. Students who have completed ten credits will not be allowed to register for more courses until they have been accepted into a Master's program.
The Diploma in Christian Studies can be done entirely on a part-time basis over the course of six years, and is granted exclusively by Wycliffe College. U of T is contracted to provide tuition billing and registration services to the TST for students in non conjoint programs.
The Diploma in Christian Studies can now be completed entirely online. See here for current and future online course offerings.
NOTE: Students thinking about a Master's degree program should consider taking courses required for the program to which they may transfer (e.g. M. Div., M.T.S. or M. Rel.). Please note that in order to transfer from the Dip.C.S. into the M. T. S. or the M. Rel., a student must possess at least a three year undergraduate degree.
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