Canadian Student Admissions Requirements

Tyndale Seminary welcomes applicants with Christian commitment who desire to further their studies and gain new levels of academic, professional and ministerial expertise within a vibrant community of faith and learning.

To be admitted, you need to:

  • Complete the application form and any required program supplements
  • Submit two references
  • Have a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with the following requirements:

Degree and GPA Requirements

Applicants wishing to apply to Tyndale Seminary must meet the following requirements.
Program Degree Required GPA Required
Graduate Diploma, MTS, MDiv Bachelor's degree or equivalent 67% or "C+", or 2.3 on 4.0 scale
Post-Graduate Diploma MDiv/MTS or equivalent 67% or "C+", or 2.3 on 4.0 scale
ThM MDiv/MTS or equivalent 77% or "B+", or 3.3 on a 4.0 scale in Bible, Theology and Church History courses
DMin Master of Divinity or equivalent 73% or "B", or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale plus three years of ministry experience after the first graduate degree
Post-DMin Certificate Doctor of Ministry 73% or "B", or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from DMin studies

Please note that meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. In some circumstances, the Admissions Committee may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission if there is evidence of potential for success at the graduate level.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied for three years in an English speaking secondary or post-secondary institution (where English is the language of instruction and examinations are in English) must submit proof of English language proficiency by supplying their scores/results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Applicants who are not residents of Canada at the time of application must arrange to take the TOEFL/Test of Written English (TWE) or IELTS in the country from which they are applying.Tyndale’s TOEFL institution code is 0532.

Minimum scores for Graduate Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma, MTS and MDiv

English Language Proficiency Test Minimum Score
IELTS 6.5
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90
TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) 570
TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE)* 5.0

Minimum scores for ThM, DMin and Post-DMin Certificate

English Language Proficiency Test Minimum Score
IELTS 6.5
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 100
TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) 600
TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE)* 5.0

Minimum scores for CCST

English Language Proficiency Test Minimum Score
IELTS 4
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 45
TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) 450
TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE)* not applicable

*The TWE is typically taken with the paper-based and computer-based TOEFL exam

An interview may also be required at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.