Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century



VST’s Theological, Educational, Curricular and Communal Commitments

Our Theological Foundations

  1. God calls a people from the world to be a blessing for all creation.
  2. The God revealed in the history of Israel and in Jesus Christ calls us to think together with tradition for the sake of the present and the future.
  3. We meet God’s image in our neighbour and in all creation.

Our Educational Objective:

We are called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders together with friends of other faith and cultural traditions.

Our Curricular Goals:

  1. Faithful discernment of the demands of Christian service
  2. Rigorous engagement with Christian tradition and contemporary learning
  3. Hospitable and respectful collaboration with Indigenous spiritualities and other cultural and faith traditions for the good of all creation.

Our Educational Community commits to:

  1. Theological education and formation (theological, biblical, pastoral, ethical, liturgical, historical, indigenous and inter-religious) for the flourishing of God’s people
  2. Inspiring discerning Christian discipleship within and outside this community
  3. Respect for the dignity of every person
  4. Learning and scholarship undertaken with diligence and openness
  5. Encouraging prophetic speech and just action for the love and welfare of creation

Approved Faculty Council, January 25, 2016

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Vancouver School of Theology is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools in The United States and Canada (ATS).

Vancouver School of Theology has also been approved for the Educational Quality Assurance designation by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, and is a Designated Learning Institution.  VST’s Designated Learning Institution Number is O19407411913.

Academic Calendar 2018-2019

Vancouver School of Theology’s Academic Calendar contains important detailed information on our programs, course offerings, academic information and more.

To download and print off a pdf of the Academic Calendar, please click here: Academic Calendar 2018-2019



Supplementary Calendar

To download and print off a pdf of the Supplementary Calendar, please click here: Supplementary Calendar 2017-18

When these documents are opened, you may easily jump to pages of interest by clicking on the appropriate page on the scroll bar located underneath the document.

Certificates + Diplomas

CTS  View Certificate in Theological Studies
DTS  View Diploma in Theological Studies
DDS  View Diploma in Denominational Studies
DPDS  View VST-Regent College Joint Program for PCC Candidates for Ministry

Graduate Degrees

M.Div.  View Master of Divinity
M.Div.  View Master of Divinity (Honours)
M.Div.  View Master of Divinity by Extension (Indigenous Studies Program)
M.Div.  View VST @ Huron College – M.Div Partnership Program
MAPPL  View Master of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership
MAPPL  View MA PPL in Spiritual Care
M.A.T.S.  View Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Advanced Degrees

Ph.D  View Durham - VST Ph.D in Theology
GDTS  View Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies
Th.M  View Master of Theology (Th.M)
Th.M  View Master of Theology (Th.M) in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies

Indigenous + Inter-Religious Studies

M.A. IIS  View Master of Arts in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies
D. IIS  View Diploma in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies


  View Research Affiliates and Associates

Theological Research Degrees

Th.M  View Master of Theology (Th.M)
Th.M  View Master of Theology (Th.M) in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies
M.A.T.S.  View Master of Arts in Theological Studies