Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies

September 9, 2020 - April 21, 2021
Offered by Regent College
5800 University Blvd.
VancouverBCV6T 2E4

The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies Is …

Flexible: Study at your own pace and control your own curriculum, choosing 50% of your courses. Take as long as you need to finish.

Relevant: Invest in a program designed to show you how Christ is integral to every square inch of life—whether you’re at church, the office, the cottage, or the workshop.

Transferable: If you decide to pursue further study, all of your credits can be transferred to Regent’s MA in Theological Studies or MDiv programs.

Students who take this program typically …

  • are taking a sabbatical to reflect on their vocation or ministry;
  • want to deepen their understanding of faith, but don’t need a master’s degree for their vocation; or
  • want to test the waters of theological study before committing to a full master’s degree.

Seventy-five per cent of GradDipCS students go on to complete a master’s degree at Regent. The other 25% typically leave with fresh energy to return to their existing vocations or pursue new vocational directions.

Application Requirements

If you are less than 28 years old, you must have a bachelor’s degree to apply to this program. If you are 28 or older, you may apply to the program if you can show that your life experience (including work and education) is equivalent to a university degree.

Program Structure

Credit Hours Completion Time Program Costs Distance Education

Full course load:

2 terms


A full course load is equivalent to 12 credits per term.

The tuition for the 2020–2021 academic year is $505 per credit hour.

The total tuition for the GradDipCS program is $12,120 (24 credit hours at $505 per credit hour).

For a breakdown of associated fees and costs of living, view our sample budget.

To help you offset the costs of graduate education, we offer scholarships, financial aid, and work opportunities on campus.

When completing the GradDipCS degree, you can take up to 9 credits of courses through Distance Education, although no more than 6 of those credits may be the Foundational Core courses listed on the MA Theo Studies page.

Program Requirements

The GradDipCS course is built so you can delve deeply into the Christian story and see why it matters for all of life. A series of required courses lay the foundation for solid, reliable theological thought, while electives give you the freedom to focus on your most burning questions.

In order to graduate from the program, you must successfully complete 24 credit hours with a GPA of 2.7 (B-) or higher.

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