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ATLANTIC SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1971Established Year
  140Enrollment

Atlantic School of Theology: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Arushi Anand Arushi Anand
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Atlantic School of Theology is a convent college of theology (the study of the nature of God and religious beliefs). It was set up by three founding institutions, which are the Divinity Faculty of the University of King’s College (Anglican Church of Canada), Holy Heart Theological Seminary (The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Halifax) and Pine Hill Divinity Hall (United Church of Canada).

It has a specialization in in religious studies and is associated with the Association of Theological Schools in Canada and the United States.

Why to choose Atlantic School of Theology?                                       

  • Prepares for a specific ministry, whether in a congregational setting or some form of chaplaincy.
  • Ground the existing community and business leadership for a deeper understanding of the faith shaping the commitment towards the work.
  • Study ecumenical and interfaith questions for the chosen path in life.
  • Understand faith and spirituality and how it has been expressed through the teaching, traditions, and practices of Christian and other communities.
  • Find a vocation to further study or teaching.
  • Embrace studies that encourage community engagement, both locally and internationally.

Rankings and Standings

  • Webometrics: Ranked 231 in Canada.
  • Webometrics: Ranked 13269 in the global ranking.

Key Features

  • Faculty from Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Church of Canada.
  • A typical graduate student from AST can anticipate immediate employment upon graduation in jobs paying CAD30-50,000 per annum.
  • Tuition is among the lowest in the region.

Statistical Highlights

Accreditation10-year accreditation in 2009 from the Association of Theological Schools
EnrolmentOver 150 120 (Degree program), 38 (Diploma program)
Full-time TuitionCAD 6,840 per year
Annual BudgetCAD 2.9 Million
Websitewww.astheology.ns.ca

Campus and Residence

Campus

Atlantic School of Theology is located on the mesmerizing shores of the Northwest Arm. On campus facilities include space for worship, education and residence life of students and faculty, the Library building, the St. Columba Chapel, the Teaching Centre, the Student Residence and a central heating plant form the campus core.

Residence

As for the student residence facilities availability, the student residence has accommodation for students in single and double rooms. Several other apartments with living rooms, kitchen and bathrooms are also available as well.

As the school lies within proximity to the universities in the Halifax Area, also available are the residential accommodation for graduate students who might want to live a bit away from campus.

Programs Offered

Graduate Studies as available at AST includes the following:

  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies Program
  • Master of Arts (Theology and Religious Studies)
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Divinity Summer Distance
  • Special Student Status

Certificate and Diploma Programs at AST includes the following:

  • Adult Education Certificate in Theological Studies
  • Diploma in Youth Ministry
  • Diploma Program in the New Evangelization

All you need to know about Application Process

Pre-Requisites

ProgramAcademic Requirement
Master of DivinityBachelor’s Degree from a recognized university (Canada or U.S.) or equivalent (U.S.) with minimum average percentage as 70% in undergraduate program
Master of Theological Studies
Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies
Special Students

As an accredited school in the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada, AST may admit up to 10% of students who do not have a full Bachelor’s Degree. Students without a Bachelor’s Degree are encouraged to visit their nearest Prior Learning Assessment Centre or to contact the AST Academic Office.

The applicant is also expected to give an English Language Proficiency Test like IELTS and has a minimum score of 6.0 in the same.

How, When and Where to Apply

The students interested in any program must visit the official website of the school and fill the application form along with CAD 70 as application fee.

What after you get admission?

A student, after getting admission in any one of the programs at AST, should find an accommodation facility whether by himself/herself or the ones given by the institute. Further details regrading the same can be found on the Housing section of this article.

Cost and Expenses

Atlantic School of Theology is regarded as one of the cheapest yet qualified theology institutes of the region.

Tuition Fees

Full-time Tuition (10 Credits per year) – CAD 6,840

Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Policy

  • Senior citizens (65 years and above) have to pay one-half the regular course fee for on-campus courses.
  • Three-quarters of the regular course fee for internet based or SMP course, Directed Studies, Audit, Comprehensive Examination, Thesis, Field Examination fees and CPE credit authentication fee ($100 per academic credit) are payable at the regular rate.
  • For Clinical Pastoral Education Units from an outside institution depends upon the outside institution.

Residence Fees

The monthly cost of living for students in apartments would usually range from CAD 1000 to CAD 1500.

Room TypeRent (Monthly Basis)
Single RoomCAD 478.00
Double Room, Single OccupancyCAD 537.00
Double Room Shared (per person)CAD 347.00
One-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 716.00
Two-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 775.00
Residence Activity Fee (annual)CAD 15.00

Scholarship and Financial Aids

For the students in the need of a scholarship can apply for AST's bursary fund which provides CAD 55,000 annually to students with financial need. The application form for this aid could be found on the official website of the institution.

The deadline for these bursary applications is September 30 each year and the awards are usually made by October 31.

AST also offers an entrance scholarship worth the amount CAD 40,000 for which all the MDiv and MA applicants are automatically considered upon their application and registration. Hence, no separate application process is necessary for this scholarship.

Scholarships and Bursaries Opportunity is based on:

  • External Funding Opportunities
  • Internal Funding Opportunities

Various scholarships are provided on the above basis from which the students may benefit. For bursaries, the students must provide an application. Find the application on the official website of AST.

Work While you Study

For students looking to earn their livelihood while pursuing their graduate program at AST at the same time, AST occasionally employs students in its Library and Housekeeping Departments.

The students get some support out of this program while adding an experience in the resume.

Find a Program

Master of Divinity [M.Div] (Summer Distance)

FULL TIME | ONLINE | COURSE BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

5 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 15

Application Deadline


Master of Arts [M.A] Theology and Religious Studies

FULL TIME | COURSE BASED | THESIS BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

9.5/10

Master of Arts [M.A] Theology and Religious Studies

PART TIME | COURSE BASED | THESIS BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.3/10

Diploma Theological Studies

FULL TIME | ONLINE
$ 6971st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Nov 30

Application Deadline

SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Aug 15

Application Deadline

Master of Divinity [M.Div] (Summer Distance)

FULL TIME | ONLINE | COURSE BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

5 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 15

Application Deadline


Master of Arts [M.A] Theology and Religious Studies

FULL TIME | COURSE BASED | THESIS BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

9.5/10

Master of Arts [M.A] Theology and Religious Studies

PART TIME | COURSE BASED | THESIS BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.3/10

$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

3 YEARS

Course Duration

May 01

Application Deadline


$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

7 YEARS

Course Duration

May 01

Application Deadline


Diploma Theological Studies

FULL TIME | ONLINE
$ 6971st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Nov 30

Application Deadline

SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 4721st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Diploma New Evangelization

FULL TIME | ONLINE
$ 6971st YEAR
FEES

12 WEEKS

Course Duration

Mar 15

Application Deadline

SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Aug 15

Application Deadline

Master of Divinity [M.Div] (Summer Distance)

FULL TIME | ONLINE | COURSE BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

5 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 15

Application Deadline


$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Aug 15

Application Deadline

Master of Arts [M.A] Theology and Religious Studies

FULL TIME | COURSE BASED | THESIS BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

9.5/10

Master of Arts [M.A] Theology and Religious Studies

PART TIME | COURSE BASED | THESIS BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.3/10

$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

3 YEARS

Course Duration

May 01

Application Deadline


Master of Divinity [M.Div] (Summer Distance)

FULL TIME | ONLINE | COURSE BASED
$ 10,4701st YEAR
FEES

5 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 15

Application Deadline


$ 4721st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Diploma New Evangelization

FULL TIME | ONLINE
$ 6971st YEAR
FEES

12 WEEKS

Course Duration

Mar 15

Application Deadline

SIMILAR PROGRAMS
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Atlantic School of Theology Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population140
DLI NumberO19391556837
Application Cost$52
Accreditation ATS
Average Cost of Attendance$10,470 / Year

Attendance Cost

$10,470

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$697 / Year
Post Graduate Program$10,470 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Association of Theological Schools

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

8.9/10

8.5/10academic
9/10infrastructure
8.5/10placements
9/10faculty
9.5/10extracurricular
9/10accommodation

Reviews

D
Devika ghurye, INDIA Master of arts [m.a] theology and religious studies on-campus
Atlantic School of Theology
, Batch : 2019
9.5
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

ATLANTIC SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY IN MY VIEW

Atlantic School of Theology is a great and renowned school for the post-graduate students for studying ministry and developing world leaders. I was very much interested in Theology and wanted to join the ministry, so I was searching at the school that meets my demands and I found this. My school prepares us for meeting the theological and ethical challenges of today's world. I applied online to this college and paid an admission fee of nearly $70, which was non-refundable.


Course Curriculum - 

My program offered jointly through the Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary's University. It brings together two complementary, interdisciplinary programs, Theology (AST) and Religious Studies (SMU). I got an experience of the diverse and rich fields of expertise in the study of theology and religion. I also got to work on a research project focusing on religious and theological issues and religious communities regionally, nationally, and internationally. It includes the study of traditional religious and theological areas, such as comparative religions, comparative ethics, biblical studies, systematic theology, and pastoral theology.

9 /10
academic
9 /10
faculty
10 /10
infrastructure
10 /10
accomodation/food
9 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
31, Oct 2019 read more
A
Avantika misra, NEPAL Theology and religious studies (ma)
Atlantic School of Theology
, Batch : 2020
8.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

ATLANTIC SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY- NOURISH YOUR SOUL AND WHET YOUR INTELLECT

I have always been interested in the different religions in the world, its history, and the impact it has on societies. Since the Atlantic School of Theology is a Christian institute, I chose this college to help me understand faith and spirituality and how it is communicated through teachings, traditions, and practices of a culture. As I applied on the official website, I was charged with an amount of $70 as the application fee.


Course Curriculum - 

The course is basically of 3 semesters spread over the duration of one year. It is coordinated in a manner that gives us a rich and varied expertise in the field of religion and theology. There is a focus on research on religious and theological issues at a national and international level.at the end of the program, students have to present a research thesis in preparation for a Ph.D. degree.

8 /10
academic
9 /10
faculty
8 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
8 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
26, Aug 2019 read more
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