Programs

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A classroom education is within your reach-even if you work full-time.

Our seminary offers you Christian education in modular format: that is, five days of outstanding instruction from some of the most well-respected scholars in biblical studies, counselling, leadership, and ministry today.

Come for a week and enrich your ministry. Come for a few more and be on your way to a master's degree.

A lot can happen in five days.

 

  • Certificate of the Seminary

    21 Credit hours

    The Certificate of the Seminary is designed for individuals seeking to learn and grow in an academic context. Upon completion of the certificate, and with the approval of the seminary faculty, students may use the accumulated credits toward a graduate program at Briercrest College and Seminary.


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  • MA Biblical Languages and Exegesis

    60 Credit hours

    The Master of Arts in Biblical Languages and Exegesis (MABLE) degree gives students skills in the translation and interpretation of biblical Hebrew and Greek. Students would ideally have already engaged in biblical studies in their undergraduate course of study and be able to work full time on this degree. This program is ideally suited for preparation for doctoral work in biblical studies, but would also suit students planning to go into Bible translation or other teaching ministries.


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  • Master of Christian Ministries

    42 Credit hours

    The intent of this program is to provide flexible and adaptable professional education for students already serving in ministry, whether in the church or parachurch, in order to equip them to reach the next level of competency in their ministry path.


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  • Master of Counselling

    42 Credit hours

    The Master of Counselling (MC) program provides a professional course of study that equips students for a vocation in the mental health sector and in specialized counselling ministries in church and parachurch organizations. The program is designed to help students meet the academic requirements for gaining professional recognition as a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA). It should be noted that CPCA recognition is independent of Briercrest's program and that it is the student's responsibility to pursue such recognition after graduation.


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  • Master of Divinity

    75 Credit hours

    The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a professional degree designed to equip students for vocational Christian service. It is the degree typically required of those seeking ordination in Christian ministry. The program is designed with both balance and breadth in mind—students receive a solid and well-balanced foundation in biblical and theological studies as well as an opportunity to develop specific areas of ministry.


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  • MA Leadership and Management

    60 Credit hours

    The Master of Arts in Leadership and Management (MALM) is a professional degree designed to prepare students for exemplary Christian leadership and managerial support to local, regional, national and international organizations. Graduates of the program are equipped to plan, organize, lead, and direct nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, mission organizations and for-profit organizations in a variety of settings. The MALM is well-suited for students who have an interest and are gifted in the art and science of leadership. Individuals who desire to make a significant contribution in a variety of leadership roles will find themselves challenged as they expand their understanding and skills as a leader in the twenty-first century. An added feature of this program is that each student will be guided toward the development of a leadership specialization or accreditation that equips them to take their leadership to the next level.


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  • MA Marriage and Family Therapy

    63 Credit hours

    The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) degree provides a professional course of study that equips students for a vocation in the mental health sector and in specialized counselling ministries in church and parachurch organizations. The program is designed to help students meet the academic requirements for gaining professional recognition as a Clinical Fellow Member of the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Registry of Marriage and Family Therapy in Canada (RMFT). It should be noted that AAMFT and RMFT recognition is independent of Briercrest’s program and that it is the responsibility of the student to pursue such recognition after completion of the degree. The program is also designed to meet the membership requirements of the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCCP). Graduates of the MA Marriage and Family Therapy program are eligible to obtain membership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA). The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree takes a minimum of two years of full-time studies to complete.


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  • MA Theological Studies

    60 Credit hours

    The Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS) is designed to provide the academic background and skills needed for engaging in advanced theological studies. The program seeks to provide the spiritual, intellectual, biblical, historical, and theological tools for sound theological research and teaching. The program is designed for students who wish to become better equipped for a focused ministry of teaching and/or research either in church, mission, or academic settings. The MATS is also well-suited for students who wish to go on for doctoral programs in Old Testament, New Testament, or theology.


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I learned not to take the easy answers when dealing with Scripture and theology, but to deal with uncomfortable and challenging questions, wrestling with both the text and my own biases to best determine what is true and God-pleasing.
Trevor Loken