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Academic Programs

Taylor Seminary offers several degree programs that have been carefully designed to prepare students for a lifetime of effective Christian service. A number of Diploma and Certificate programs are offered, as well.

Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity program offers flexibility in course selection for those who are preparing for a form of Christian ministry. This program is intended for those who expect to be involved in staff positions in churches or in para-church ministries.

Master of Theological Studies
The Master of Theological Studies program  is designed primarily to assist lay persons in developing a general theological understanding which will enrich their personal and professional lives. It is not considered to be adequate preparation for pastoral ministry unless supplemented by other ministry-related courses.

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program will help students integrate the study of culture, Bible and theology and the mission of the church with special emphasis on developing skills for intercultural ministry of a non-pastoral nature. This program has been designed for students who anticipate a career in intercultural or multicultural settings.

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies: TESOL
The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies: TESOL program is intended for those who are seeking a career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The curriculum offers courses that integrate TESOL, culture, Bible and theology and the mission of the church.

Diploma in Christian Studies
The Diploma of Christian Studies program is a one-year program of biblical and theological studies for lay persons. This program is intended to develop a basic understanding of the Christian faith and to foster the integration of this understanding with their personal and professional lives.

Diploma in Intercultural Studies
The one-year Diploma in Intercultural Studies program is intended for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Christian mission and to foster the integration of this understanding with their personal and professional lives, and with a greater insight into cross-cultural contexts.

Diploma in Spiritual Formation
This 24-credit program is recommended to be spread out over a two year period. It is designed to strengthen Christian character and foster a sense of calling and mission in the student's personal and professional life. Offered in conjunction with the Urban Sanctuary.

Diploma in TESOL Studies
The Diploma in TESOL Studies program is a one-year program that will develop an ability to teach TESOL in a variety of contexts, in Canada and abroad.

Certificate Programs (for MDiv students, or for those who have an MDiv)
Taylor offers several certificate programs: Biblical Exposition, Pastoral Care, Pastoral Leadership, and Spiritual Formation.

 

Information on Upcoming Courses is listed on the Registrar's page.

If you have any questions about any of our programs of study, please contact our Admissions Office.

Office of Admissions
Taylor Seminary
11525 - 23 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6J 4T3
Canada

Telephone: (780) 431-5200
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Master of Divinity

Program Description
Program Objectives
Course Requirements

 Program Description

The Master of Divinity program offers flexibility in course selection for those who are preparing for a form of Christian ministry. This program is intended for those who expect to be involved in staff positions in churches or in para-church ministries. Taylor now offers a 77-hour MDiv program, which focuses on essential ministry preparation and spiritual formation. This program is intended to serve students by reducing the time and cost involved in getting their degree.

 Program Objectives

 Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. The personal and spiritual maturity expected of a minister of the Gospel and a commitment to ongoing growth.
2. A broad knowledge of the Bible and theology and the ability to apply this knowledge in a redemptive ministry in the church and the world.
3. Commitment to the church’s worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship, and social change.
4. Competence in the skills required for the teaching, preaching, worship, pastoral care, evangelistic, and administrative ministries of the church.
5. The ability to provide effective leadership for a congregation of believers.

 Course Requirements

Bible   (18 credits)
    BI 412       Biblical Hermeneutics   3
    BI 514       Greek and Hebrew Tools   3
    NT 416       New Testament Introduction   3
    NT or BI     Elective    3
    OT 417      Old Testament Introduction   3
    OT or BI     Elective    3

Church History and Theology   (15 credits)
    CH 420       Church History to 1500   3
    CH 422       Church History since 1500   3
    TH 531       Systematic Theology I   3
    TH 532       Systematic Theology II   3
  plus one of the following three courses:   3
     TH 526      Christian Ethics  or
     TH 534      Christian Worldview  or
     TH 634      Christian Apologetics

Church Mission and Ministry   (38 credits)
    CE 532       Educational Task of the Church  3
    FE 442       Field Education Experience Unit 1  1
    FE 443       Field Education Experience Unit 2  1
    FE 444       Field Education Experience Unit 3  1
    FE 445       Field Education Experience Unit 4  1
    FE 446       Field Education Experience Unit 5  1
    MI 432       Integral Mission    3
    MI 545       Evangelism and Church Planting  3
    PC 431       Personal Development and Ministry  3
    PC 531       Essentials of Pastoral Care   3
    PL 633       Essentials of Christian Leadership  3
    PT 540       Spiritual Formation    3
    PW 431      Introduction to Preaching   3
    PW           Preaching Elective    3
    PW 631     Christian Worship    3
    WR 523     Christian Encounter with World Religions 3

Free Electives    6

Total Credits     77

* Baptist History & Thought is required of Baptist students only.

NOTE: Taylor Seminary offers a number of Certificate Programs that are a significant supplement to an MDiv.

Click here to read more about the LEARNING OUTCOMES for the MDiv.

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If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information
or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.

 

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Master of Arts Intercultural Studies (Two-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives
Course Requirements

 Program Description
A two-year program designed for those anticipating careers in intercultural or multicultural settings. The curriculum offers courses that integrate the study of culture, Bible and theology and the mission of the church with special emphasis on developing skills for intercultural ministry of a non-pastoral nature. This program is for students who possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university.

 Program Objectives
Graduation from the M.A. in Intercultural Studies program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. Personal and spiritual maturity and a commitment to ongoing growth.
2. A broad knowledge of the Bible and theology and the ability to apply this knowledge incarnationally in a redemptive ministry in the church and the world.
3. The capacity to critically integrate the principles and methodologies of cultural anthropology within a missiological framework.
4. Commitment to the Church’s worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship, and social change.
5. Competence in the skills needed for sympathetically understanding other cultures and in the exercise of spiritual gifts in another cultural setting.

 Course Requirements

Bible   (9 credits)
BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics  3

NT 416 New Testament Introduction  3
OT 417 Old Testament Introduction  3

Church History and Theology   (12 credits)
CH 420 Church History to 1500  3
CH 422 Church History since 1500  3
TH 531 Systematic Theology I  3
TH 532 Systematic Theology II  3

Church Mission and Ministry   (24 credits) 
IN 531 Orientation to ICS Internship  1
IN 536 ICS Internship   3
MI 432 Integral Mission   3
plus one of the following two courses:  3
 MI 534      Intercultural Communication  or

 MI 546      Global Mission Study Tour
MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting 3
MI 547 Language and Culture Learning 3
MI 651 MA Research Paper Proposal  1
MI 652 MA Research Paper  1
PT 540 Spiritual Formation   3
WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions 3

Free electives   3

Total Credits    48

Note:
* Courses to be taken prior to the ICS Internship.
** The ICS Internship may take one of the following three formats:
1. Intensive language study
2. Research and Writing
3. Apprenticeship under the mentorship of a pastor or missionary.

Click here to read more about the LEARNING OUTCOMES for the MAICS.

If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Informationor speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.

Master of Theological Studies (Two-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives

Course Requirements

 Program Description
A two-year program of biblical and theological studies for students who possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university. This program is designed primarily to assist lay persons in developing a general theological understanding which will enrich their personal and professional lives. It is not considered to be adequate preparation for pastoral ministry unless supplemented by ministry related courses taken in another program. On its own, the MTS degree does not fulfill the requirements considered to be necessary for ordination.

 Program Objectives
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. Personal and spiritual maturity and a commitment to ongoing growth.
2. A broad knowledge of the Bible and theology, and the ability to integrate this knowledge with daily life and work.
3. Commitment to use all abilities, training, and experience for the glory of God.
4. The ability to formulate and articulate a distinctively Christian worldview.

 Course Requirements
Bible   (18 credits)
BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics   3

BI 514 Greek and Hebrew Tools   3
NT 416 New Testament Introduction   3
NT or BI Elective     3
OT 417 Old Testament Introduction   3
OT or BI Elective     3

Church History and Theology   (15 credits)
CH 420 Church History to 1500   3
CH 422 Church History since 1500   3
TH 531 Systematic Theology I   3
TH 532 Systematic Theology II   3
plus one of the following three courses:   3
   TH 526      Christian Ethics  or

   TH 534      Christian Worldview  or
   TH 634      Christian Apologetics

Church Mission and Ministry   (9 credits)
MI 432 Integral Mission    3

PT 540 Spiritual Formation    3
WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions 3

Free Electives      6

Total Credits      48

 

Click here to learn more about the LEARNING OUTCOMES for the MTS Program.

If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information
or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.