Diploma 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, 2021

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. 

Increasingly, North American spiritual, pastoral and public leaders are called to work with diverse publics. Through the Inter-religious Studies Program and the Indigenous Studies Program, VST has developed resources for multi-faith literacy. This diploma makes these resources available to lay leaders and others interested in improving civic literacy in the area of cultural and religious diversity.

This is a 24-credit hour program. The Diploma may be completed part-time over two or three years but must be completed by the end of the third year. For those who would like to study full-time and complete the program in one year, study must begin in the summer term with the Indigenous Studies Program Summer School, and some course substitutions may be required where courses are only taught in alternating years.

This diploma has onsite requirements.

For all VST diplomas, an undergraduate degree is required. 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: https://vst.edu/students/tuition-fees/

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