Graduate Diploma Programs

The one-year Graduate Diploma program provides you with a foundation of biblical, theological and ministry studies for your spiritual growth and ministry development. The Graduate Diploma allows you to tailor your studies to meet your learning and ministry needs. You may choose a concentration in Christian Studies, Leadership, Global Mission and Intercultural Studies, Pastoral and Chinese Ministry Foundations, Pentecostal Studies, Spiritual Formation or Youth and Family Ministry.

The Diploma in Christian Studies may also be taken on Monday evenings in a modular, cohort-based format with a fixed sequence of nine (9) courses delivered over one and a half years. The Graduate Diploma (Christian Studies) may be taken entirely online.

All successfully-completed coursework can be transferred to the MDiv and MTS programs.

Christian Studies
The Christian Studies focus will teach you a broad understanding of theological and biblical foundations. This program offers you the flexibility to tailor your studies to meet specific learning and ministry goals.
Pastoral and Chinese Ministry
This focus introduces you to concepts of church leadership in Chinese and multicultural congregations. This English language program  will complete courses with special attention to the North American Chinese Church.
Christian Studies – Modular
This focus provides a biblical and theological foundation in a modular format. It is ideal if you have family, ministry, or full-time career responsibilities. This is also a cohort based program.
Spiritual Formation
This program is geared towards teaching you the transformational process of how to become like Jesus, how to facilitate spiritual growth, and how to hear God’s voice with practice of spiritual disciplines, retreats and worship.
Leadership
The Leadership program trains you with a biblically based understanding of leadership. It is designed to prepare you to engage in studies of leadership formation for the purpose of effective leadership in the 21st century.
Youth and Family
This program looks at the theological understanding on youth culture, youth development, and spiritual ministry. You have the flexibility to tailor your studies to meet specific learning and ministry goals.
Global Mission and Intercultural Studies
This program introduces you to the work of a leader to engage in cross-cultural ministry locally and globally. It offers a range of disciplines suitable for ministry and missions work in diversified world contexts.
 
Pentecostal Studies
This program offers an integrated program of cognitive, practical and spiritual formation for ministry.
 
 

Christian Studies Modular | Christian Studies| Leadership | Global Mission and Intercultural Studies | Pastoral and Chinese Ministry | Pentecostal StudiesSpiritual Formation | Youth and Family Ministry


Christian Studies:

One Introductory Biblical Studies Course
One Theology Course
One History Course

One Ministry Foundation Course:
[LEAD 0510] Leadership Development or [SPIR 0700] Spiritual Formation
or [MISS 0782] Gospel, Church and Culture

Elective Courses (5)

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Program Coordinator: Dr. James Beverley

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Leadership:

Core Requirements (4):
One Introductory Biblical Studies Course
One Theology Course
One History Course
[LEAD 0510] Leadership Development

Leadership Elective Courses (4)

Free Elective (1)

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Program Coordinator: Dr. Arthur Boers

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Global Mission and Intercultural Studies:

Core Requirements (4):
One Introductory Biblical Studies Course
One Theology course
One History Course
Gospel, Church, and Culture [MISS 0782]

Global Mission and Intercultural Studies Elective Courses (4)

Free Elective (1)

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Program Coodinator: Dr. Wafik Wahba

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Pastoral and Chinese Ministry Foundations:

Required Core Courses (4)

[BIBL 0501] Biblical Interpretation: Interpreting and Applying the Biblical Text
[OLDT 0511] Old Testament Theology and History
[NEWT 0522] New Testament Theology and History
One Theology Elective

Pastoral Chinese Ministry Courses (4)

[PAST 0641] Introduction to Preaching or [CHIN 0601] Preaching in the Chinese Church
[CHIN 0506] Advanced Pastoring: Issues, Strategies, and Directions in 21'st Century North American Asian Churches

Any two of the following:
[CHIN 0603] Evangelism and Church-Planting in the Chinese Community
[CHIN 0781] Youth & Family Ministry in the Immigrant Church
[CHIN 0605] Pastoral Counselling in the Asian Context
[CHIN 0503] Chinese Church History
[CHIN 0602] Pastoring in the Chinese Church

Free Elective (1)

May be taken as a Directed Reading and Research (DRR) integrative project.

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Program Coordinator: Dr. Barabara M. Leung Lai

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Pentecostal Studies:

One Introductory Biblical Studies Course
One Theology Course
One History Course

One Ministry Foundation Course:
[LEAD 0510] Leadership Development or
[SPIR 0700] Spiritual Formation or
[MISS 0782] Gospel, Church and Culture

Pentecostal Courses (5)
Free Elective (1)

Total Diploma Courses: 9


Spiritual Formation:

Core Requirements(4)

[SPIR 0700] Spiritual Formation
One Introductory Biblical Studies course
One Theology course
One History course

Spiritual Formation Elective Courses (4)**

Free Elective (1)

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Notes:
** SPIR 0710 and SPIR 0711 may not be taken as part of the diploma program.

Program Coordinator: Dr. David Sherbino

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Youth and Family Ministry:

Core Requirements (4)

One Introductory Biblical Studies Course
One Theology Course
One History Course
One Ministry Formation Course:
[LEAD 0510] Leadership Development
or [SPIR 0700] Spiritual Formation
or [MISS 0782] Gospel, Church and Culture

Youth and Family Ministry Elective Courses (4)

Free Elective (1)

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Program Coordinator: Rev. Dr. David Overholt

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Christian Studies - Modular:

[SPIR M501] Spiritual Formation
[THEO M511] Systematic Theology I
[BIBL M502] Biblical Interpretation: Interpreting and Applying the Biblical Text
[OLDT M503] Old Testament Theology and History
[NEWT M504] New Testament Theology and History
[INTD M505] Gospel, Church, and Culture
[HIST M509] History of Christianity I
[THEO M513] Christian Ethics
[INTD M506] Work, Vocation, and Ministry

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Program Coordinator: Dr. Arnold Neufeld-Fast

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Christian Studies – Modular
This focus provides a biblical and theological foundation in a modular format. It is ideal if you have family, ministry, or full-time career responsibilities. You will enter this program as a cohort with other students and maintain as a group throughout the entire program.

Program Requirements

[SPIR M501] Spiritual Formation
[THEO M511] Systematic Theology I
[BIBL M502] Biblical Interpretation: Interpreting and Applying the Biblical Text
[OLDT M503] Old Testament Theology and History
[NEWT M504] New Testament Theology and History
[INTD M505] Gospel, Church, and Culture
[HIST M509] History of Christianity I
[THEO M513] Christian Ethics
[INTD M506] Work, Vocation, and Ministry

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Program requirements subject to change.
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Whether you're interested in vocational ministry and leadership or personal study and enrichment, Tyndale offers a wide range of degree options that will meet your needs and goals.

Graduate Diploma** MTS
Master of Theological Studies**
MDiv
Master of Divinity***
ThM
Master of Theology
DMin
Doctor of Ministry
 
A program geared toward adult learners interested in being equipped for ministry in their chosen profession A degree that will develop students' theological understanding for general educational purposes A degree designed primarily for those considering vocational, church-based ministry An advanced academic degree that provides an opportunity toexplore biblical, theological or historical studies in preparation for a PhD or ThD program An advanced professional degree designed for church leaders whose ministry will be integrated into their study and research Description
9 18 27 6 courses + thesis 6 intensive modules + a major project

Courses
Required

1 year 2 years 3 years 1 year 3 years Duration*
Want to enhance your biblical and theological understandings in a setting that will engage your intellect and deepen your faith Are seeking a foundational graduate degree that can be utilized in a wide range of professional and ministerial contexts Wish to prepare for ordained ministry or for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings Have completed an MDiv or MTS and wish to enhance your ministerial and missional practice with additional scholarship, or prepare for further study at the doctoral level Have completed an MDiv or equivalent and are engaged in substantive ministry further developing your skills and capacities for effective leadership Pursue if...
Notes:
* Program durations are based on a traditional, full-time course load of nine courses per year.
** Also offered in a modular format designed to meet the needs of students with full-time demands such as family, church or career.
*** Tyndale also offers an In-Ministry MDiv degree program for people who are engaged in part-time or full-time in vocational Christian ministry.
 
» Program Faculty

Dr. Arnold Neufeldt-Fast

Associate Academic Dean
Director, MTS Modular Program

neufeldt-fast@tyndale.ca
416.226.6620 Ext. 2655

BTh, Mennonite Bible College, 1987;
BA, Brock University, 1987;
MA, Brock University, 1988;
PhD, University of St Michael's College, 1996

Areas of Specialization: Contemporary Protestant Theology and Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Anabaptist Studies.

Dr. Neufeldt-Fast brings to the position of Director of the Master of Theological Studies Modular Program a strong background in teaching and administration as well as international exposure. From 2000-2006 Dr. Neufeldt-Fast was the Coordinator of a MA in Pastoral Ministries modular program at the Theological Seminary, Bienenberg, Switzerland, in partnership with the University of Wales and the Oxford Centre of Mission Studies. He has taught primarily theology and ethics at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as courses in Christian spirituality. Dr. Neufeldt-Fast has authored a number of articles and scholarly book reviews in both English and German and has translated a variety of German theological texts into English. He is currently translating the second volume of Karl Barth’s Göttingen Dogmatics (Eerdmans). Dr. Neufeldt-Fast is an ordained minister in the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada.

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Application Checklist for Full-and-Part-time Degree-Seeking Canadian Students

 

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Use the following checklist to assist you:

1. ☑ Review our Admission Requirements

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  • Complete our application:

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One Course at a Time

If you have completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to take graduate-level course you can become an occasional student or audit a course. Or if you are registered at another graduate theological institution and are eligible to take courses at Tyndale Seminary, you can submit a Letter of Permission.

Visiting Student Application Form
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Doctor of Ministry

Apply to the DMin program by using the DMin Application Form.

DMin Admission Requirements
DMin Application Form

Canadian Chinese School of Theology at Tyndale Seminary (CCSTTS)

Apply to the CCSTTS program by using the CCSTTS Application Form.

CCSTTS Application Instructions
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International Students

Apply by following the instructions on the International Application Form.

International Application Form

 


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The following is a list of all degrees, diplomas, and areas of study offered at Tyndale Seminary. As a graduate theological school, Tyndale Seminary admits students who have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college (see admissions requirements). Click on each of the items below to find descriptions, opportunities and course requirements.