ST. STEPHEN'S COLLEGE, EDMONTON

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1881Established Year

St. Stephen's College, affiliated to the University of Alberta, offers theological and spiritual education. It was established the United Church of Canada in Edmonton District in Alberta, Canada.

Why choose St. Stephen’s College?

  • Offers academic excellence through adult learning programs and learning centers
  • Encourages flexible and non-traditional methods of learning theology and spirituality
  • Open Studies offered by college to help students satisfy requirements to enter graduate studies at university
  • UAlberta Credit Courses (CHRTP) offered which can used towards Minors in Christian Theology at University of Alberta

Programs

The college offers degree, diplomas and certificate programs in Theology and Spiritual Studies.

Degree offered –

  • Doctor of Ministry Degree
    • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
    • DMin Specializing in Supervisory Education
  • Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality
    • Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (MPS)
    • MPS Art Therapy Specialization
    • Post-Master’s Art Therapy Certificate
  • Master of Theological Studies
    • Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • MTS and BTS in Diaconal Ministry
    • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

Certificates and Diplomas –

  • Post-Master’s Art Therapy Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

Open Studies.

  • Pre university courses offered for candidates to pursue personal interest
  • Provides opportunity to acquire credentials required to satisfy prerequisites for graduate studies.
  • Students must possess a Baccalaureate Degree from an institution of higher education approved by a Canadian provincial authority, or the demonstrated educational equivalent.

Campus and Housing

  • Campus located at University of Alberta Campus
  • Housing facility available at University of Alberta Residence, however, not guaranteed
  • Students advised to arrange off campus accommodations

St. Stephen’s College Admission Process

Prerequisites

  • Baccalaureate Degree from an institution of higher education approved by a Canadian provincial authority, or the demonstrated educational equivalent.
  • Original transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Test score

For admission to Graduate and Doctoral programs, a student must possess a Minimum Academic requirements from Canada and USA:

  • At least 72% grade point average ( GPA) or equivalent at undergraduate level
  • If GPA is not available, the evaluation will be based on the overall coursework completed for the degree (s)

Special admission may be granted in the following courses.

ProgramPossibility of Special Admission
MPS and MPS - ATSpecial Admission status may be granted if the total number of Special admission students does not exceed 15% of the total students in the program
MTSSpecial Admission is not accepted
Graduate Certificate in Spiritually - informed Psychotherapy (GCSIP)Special admission may be granted. These students may ladder up to MPS.
Graduate Certificate in Applied expressive arts (GCAEA)Special Admission may be granted. These students may ladder up to MPS.
Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (GCTS)Special Admission may be granted. These students cannot adder up to MPS.
Graduate Certificate in Spiritual direction (GCSD)Special Admission may be granted. These students cannot adder up to MPS.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

International applicants, whose first language is not language must demonstrate proficiency in the language. Following tests and scores are accepted by the university as a measure of English Proficiency by St. Stephen’s College: -

Test NameMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL88 –iBT with no section below 21; 600 (paper based)
IELTSOverall 6.5, no band less than 5
MELAB85
CAEL70 with no section below 60
PTEOverall 59

What to do next?

  • Application form for the desired course must downloaded from the website
  • Fill the application and send it to the college along with relevant documents and application fee

Application fee

  • Open Studies: CAD 75
  • International Students: CAD 390 for degree programs; CAD 190 for graduate certificates

Deadline: November 1 each year

Expenses to be incurred at St. Stephen’s College

Tuition Fee

Domestic Students

  • CAD 810: per 3-credit course
  • CAD 1,620: per 6-credit course
  • CAD 2,430: per 9-credit course.

International Students

ProgramTotal Program Fees (payments over four years)Additional Fees Course fees: due upon course registration Dissertation/Thesis/IP fees: due one month after proposal approvalTotal Tuition (includes Program and Course Fees)
Doctor of Ministry$33,120
  • course fees total $5,670
  • dissertation fee $2,025
$40,815
Post-Master’s Art Therapy Certificate$23,680
  • course fees total $14,580
  • clinical supervision fees (AT)
$38,260
Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality$29,040
  • course fees total $14,580 (MPS) or $19,440 (MPS-AT)
  • clinical supervision fees (MPS-AT)
  • Thesis fee $1,875
$45,495 to $50,355
Master of Theological Studies/Bachelor of Theological Studies$8,160
  • course fees total approximately $9,500
  • MTS Thesis or Integrative Study fee $1,875
  • MTS Culminating Paper fee $700
  • BTS ITP fee $700
$19,535
MTS or BTS in Diaconal Ministry$4,080
  • course fees total $4,860-$5,505
  • MTS Thesis Fee $1,875
  • BTS ITP Fee $700
$11,460
Graduate Certificates$2,040 payable over 2 years
  • course fees total $3,240-4,860
$6,900

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Financial Aid offered by St. Stephen’s College

  • The college offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to its students.
  • Student must be enrolled in either part-time or full-time courses at the college
  • Available to both domestic and international students who fulfill the criteria stated

Scholarships

  • Awards given based on academic excellence
  • Enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program for the academic year
  • Active status
  • Selection based on GPA

Bursaries  

  • Awards given based on satisfactory academic achievement and demonstrated financial need
  • Enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program for the academic year
  • Active status
  • Maintained a minimum GPA of 70%
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