Diploma of Theological Studies

In many respects, the two-year Diploma of Theological Studies (Dip.Th.St.) program is similar to our B.Th. program, only it is one year shorter and those graduating from this program receive a diploma instead of a degree. It is designed for those who would like to prepare or further equip themselves for work within the church. This program helps students expand their knowledge of Scripture and grow in their appreciation of the riches of the Reformed faith.  Fields of potential service include leadership positions such as workers in mission aid and evangelistic efforts, as well as Bible teachers (a separate diploma in pedagogy may be necessary). Study of the original languages of Scripture is not required in this program.


One year of successfully completed university studies, preferably in the humanities, or a Teacher's College Diploma, or an equivalent, is required for admission to the courses for the Dip.Th.St. Knowledge of Hebrew, Greek and Latin is not required.

Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the Diploma of Theological Studies program take courses that are offered in the M.Div. program and the B.Th. program, including the B.Th. Elective courses. These courses will be adapted as necessary in order to suit the level and the expectations of the Diploma program.

The Registrar, in consultation with the student, will determine which courses are available and suitable for the student to take. It should be noted that not all courses taught in the M.Div. program are available for Diploma students (esp. courses that require knowledge of the Biblical languages.)

Students in this program are to accumulate a total of at least 55 credits, with a minimum of five in each of the five departments. All full-time students at CRTS are assigned a faculty mentor and must participate in the Spiritual Formation Program in order to graduate.


If you have any questions, please contact the registrar.