Frequently Asked Questions

Is a modular program degree a recognized degree?
Yes, a modular program degree is a recognized undergraduate degree fully approved by the Province of Ontario.

What are the admissions requirements for modular programs?
Applicants must be 25 years of age or older. BRE applicants must have served for two or more years in a local church or parachurch ministry in some lay or professional ministry. DCP applicants must have completed at least one year of accredited transferable university or college credits with a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 or above.

Can I pursue graduate studies with a BRE modular program degree?
Yes, you can pursue a MDiv (Master of Divinity) or a MTS (Master of Theological Studies) once you have graduated with a BRE degree. Students who complete the modular BRE may want to consider a graduate program in the same modular format. Tyndale Seminary offers a MTS Modular Program and an In-Ministry MDiv Program. View more information about these programs

When are BRE modular classes held?
Each course consists of five classes typically held on five consecutive Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The courses are usually separated by one week off; however, instructors may use this sixth week for an exam or to make up for a cancelled class due to bad weather, etc. The last course of the fall semester will break for two weeks during the Christmas holidays and resume in January. The last course of the academic year typically ends the second week of August and the new academic year begins the first week of September.

What happens if I cannot complete one of the scheduled courses due to illness, personal or professional emergencies, etc?
If you cannot complete a course for any reason you may take the next scheduled course and complete the missed course at another time. The ADD/DROP deadline policy applies. See the Academic Calendar and Student Guide for Modular Programs for more information.

Is financial aid available for modular students?
Yes. For more information, visit

What are the academic expectations for modular programs?
Because of the highly interactive and participatory nature of the modular programs, you will be expected to contribute to the class through small group discussions and seminar presentations. There will be a limited amount of lecture time, but much of the class will be dedicated to group work and interactive problem solving. Therefore, students are expected to attend all classes. Outside of class time, students can expect to spend 14-18 hours per week on supplemental readings and written course assignments. All students must maintain a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 2.0 to stay in the program.

I'm a student taking regularly scheduled BA or BRE courses. Can I enroll in a modular course?
Regular BA and BRE students can sometimes to enroll in modular courses with the permission of the program director. A special registration form must be completed in these cases – please visit the Office of the Registrar to obtain this form.