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Diploma in Pastoral Ministry
Learn to serve God and others by providing pastoral service in a variety of contexts. Expand your biblical literacy, learn to reflect theologically on life and ministry, become conversant with a Christian worldview and make application of these into pastoral ministry in a culturally relevant manner. This diploma provides an opportunity to discern if pastoral work is an appropriate life calling for you. If so, it opens the door to further training to prepare for a career of ministry.
You will benefit from instructors who have been involved in or are currently involved in pastoral ministry. This program is also available as a distance education program.
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Diploma
Length 3 Years
75 credits / 2.5 years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
Admission to Prairie requires a student to be a high school graduate with a minimum final average of 60% in five senior (Grade 12) subjects, one of which must be English. If a student is not enrolled in five Grade 12 subjects, course marks from relevant Grade 11 subjects may be considered. Greater weight will be placed on marks in academic subjects (social studies and math, for example) than on marks in non-academic subjects.
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In class or online
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.
Tuition $9,477.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,586.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,000.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated September 27, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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