Diploma in Christian Studies

Diploma of Christian Studies


  • The DipCS is a program for those not currently seeking a master's degree, with a completed bachelor's degree.

  • The diploma provides an intermediate grounding in Christian teaching and ministry practices.


Who It’s For?

  • Lay people who want to increase their knowledge of the Christian faith or develop skills in practical ministry

  • Working professionals who wish to integrate their faith with cultural and professional endeavors
  • Those training for the diaconate


Time to Complete

  • One year full-time; six years maximum


Details about Completion

  • Students complete 10 master's-level credits.

  • Five core credits are required; five are elective.

  • After the completion of 10 credits, students who possess an undergraduate degree may apply to the MTS or MDiv program.


Preparing for a Master’s Degree Program

  • Students preparing for a master's degree program (MDiv or MTS) should take courses required for that program. 

Program Worksheet


To Apply


Course Requirements


  • WYT1106H Introduction to Missional Theology (1 credit)

  • WYB1008H Introduction to Old Testament I (1 credit)

  • WYB2660H Who Is Jesus (NT II) (1 credit)

  • __H1001H History of Christianity I (1 credit)

  • WYT1101H Systematic Theology I (1 credit)

  • Free Electives (5 credits)

TOTAL COURSES (10 credits)