Master of Theology in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies – VST

September 14, 2020 - December 31, 2025
6015 Walter Gage Road
The University of British Columbia
VancouverBCV6T 1Z1

September 14, 2020 – September 14, 2022

Offered by Vancouver School Of Theology

VST is called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church and the world in the 21st century. 

The purpose of this specialization within the ThM post-graduate degree is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in advanced research and writing at a singular nexus where two major monotheistic faith traditions meet Indigenous traditions of the Americas and other locations. It will make available VST’s unique resources in the Inter-religious Studies Program and the Indigenous Studies Program (IIS). These assets, combined with VST’s core faculty, offer a distinctive academic experience, both intellectual and spiritual. The degree will provide students the opportunity to develop research methods and resources which could lead to further study at the doctoral level in this emerging field and prepare them to teach and/or minister in an increasingly pluralistic world. A student in the specialization will be able to accomplish the research competencies of the degree in depth for two of the three traditions and with some degree of familiarity for the other.

This degree is a 24-credit hour program. Due to course scheduling and the necessity of meeting a number of course requirements during the ISP summer school, it is anticipated that this degree will be delivered on a part-time basis. Normally, all courses required for this degree must be completed in five years from the date of first registration. 

For advanced VST master’s degrees, a master’s in Theological Studies is required as a pre-requisite. There are two application deadlines per year: March 15th and October 15th. Students can begin their studies in September or January. To learn more about tuition and fees visit:

For more information contact Julie Lees, Recruitment, [email protected]

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