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Theology (two year), M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Acadia’s Master of Arts degrees in Old Testament, New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, Theology, Christian History, or Baptist Studies are designed to equip students for advanced study at the doctoral level and thus all programs require a thesis. Acadia graduates have been accepted into major research universities across North America and in Europe and are teaching in Bible colleges.


Applicants with no or little prior study in their intended field complete a 60 credit hour program (two years, if full-time) that contains foundational courses in Biblical Studies and Christian Thought as well as extensive study in their particular field of interest. Students will have the opportunity to take independent Guided Reading (“Great Books”) courses.  Graduate Seminars in a student’s field provide an opportunity to develop skills in preparing and presenting scholarly work to peers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Interpreting the Old Testament
  • Interpreting the New Testament
  • Introduction to Christian History
  • Christian Theology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent)
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Recommendations demonstrating evidence of scholarly ability and promise

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17532 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17532 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8624 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8624 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7341 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7341 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 1235 - 1960 CAD/month
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