ACTS Seminaries Consortium

We have a longstanding partnership in Langley, BC with three other educational institutions. The name for this partnership is the ACTS Seminaries consortium (Associated Canadian Theological Schools of Trinity Western University). MB Seminary is located in the Fosmark Centre which is on the campus of Trinity Western University.

Our students of this partnership take courses from MB Seminary faculty and other professors from the seminaries within the ACTS consortium. Our students earn degrees that are conjointly conferred by MB Seminary and Trinity Western University.

MB Seminary student services are integrated with Trinity Western University’s application and enrolment services. Use the tabs above to access this information.

Admission

To become an MB Seminary student at the ACTS consortium, you will need to begin an online application.

MB Seminary welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the MB Seminary community. A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite. Some programs have additional academic prerequisites as listed below.

MB Seminary admits qualified women and men of any race, nationality, or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. MB Seminary may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.

Standard Admission Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA scale).
  • Two references in support of your application – one reference from a pastor or spiritual mentor and the second as an academic or character reference.
  • Transcripts from all of your post-secondary studies. These should be sent directly from all of your previous educational institutions to MB Seminary c/o the ACTS Admissions Office (see address below). Transcripts must be submitted in English or accompanied by a notarized translation. Information for international students seeking to apply to MB Seminary can be found here.
  • Students for whom English is a second language must provide an English Proficiency Score as a part of the application process. The minimum English proficiency test scores required for all graduate programs are as follows:
Program TOEFL IELTS
Diploma, MA, MDiv 90 6.5
MCSMFT, MALT, MTS, Mth, DMin 100 7.0
Korean and Mandarin Programs Not required Not required
  • Test scores must be sent directly to:

MB Seminary Admissions
c/o ACTS Seminaries at Trinity Western University
22500 University Drive
Langley, BC  V2Y 1Y1

Additional Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Non-Degree Students

A Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has a bachelor’s degree may apply as a non-degree student. Transcripts and references are not required. Non-degree students can take up to four courses (12 semester hours) without enrolling in a degree program. Courses may be taken for credit (and applied to a subsequent degree program at MB Seminary), through a letter of permission (towards a degree program at another seminary), or for audit.

Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university or college with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 GPA scale). Applicants must also have completed at least 12 semester hours (4 courses) of linguistics prerequisites, with a minimum grade of B.
    • Applicants who have not taken these prerequisite courses in Linguistics (Language and Society, Articulatory Phonetics, Phonological Analysis, and Morphosyntax I or approved equivalents) will be required to successfully complete them before starting the MALT program. These courses can be done through the Canada Institute of Linguistics, ideally through the Summer Program.

Master of Christian Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • A bachelor’s degree in Psychology from an accredited university or college with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a different discipline may be admitted conditionally on the successful completion of selected prerequisite courses in Psychology. These courses can be done concurrently within the MFT program.
  • Two years of experience in people-helping service.
  • Reference letter from someone who has observed you in a people-helping capacity.
  • An interview with a counselling faculty member may also be required.

Master of Theological Studies

  • A bachelor’s degree in biblical studies or theology from an accredited university or college with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • A minimum of 12 semester hours within the undergraduate degree should correspond to the intended area of MTS specialization.

Master of Theology

  • A Master of Divinity degree or educational equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 GPA scale).
  • A minimum of 12 semester hours (excluding language courses) should correspond to the intended area of MTh specialization.
  • A minimum of six semester hours of an ancient language (such as Hebrew, Greek, or Latin) or a modern language (such as German, French, or Spanish).
    • OT specialization requires nine semester hours of Hebrew.
    • NT specialization requires nine semester hours of Greek.
    • Septuagint specialization requires six semester hours of Greek and 6 semester hours of Hebrew.

Doctor of Ministry

  • A Master of Divinity degree or educational equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 GPA scale).
  • Three letters of reference – one pastoral or spiritual mentor reference, one academic reference and one letter of support/endorsement from your current ministry context.
  • Three years of ministry experience after your MDiv or equivalent degree.
Programs

We offer the following programs through our partnership with the ACTS consortium:

Vocational Ministry Degrees
Marketplace Leadership Degrees
Theological Research Degrees
Mandarin-Language Degree
Korean-Language Degrees
Tuition

Tuition rates and student fees at ACTS are determined by MB Seminary and the other schools of the ACTS consortium. Every effort has been made to keep tuition fees affordable and each student’s tuition is subsidized by the generous support of denominational constituencies across Canada. You can refer to the summary table below or you can view the current rates on the ACTS Seminaries website.

Please note that the tuition rate and other fees may change without notice. All funds quoted below are in Canadian currency.

TUITION FEES

Base Tuition/
Per Credit Hour
Graduate Diploma;
Master of Arts;
Master of Divinity;
Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation;
Master of Theological Studies;
Master of Theology;
Certificate in Spiritual Care
$536
Base Tuition/
Per Credit Hour
Doctor of Ministry $644
Base Tuition/
Per Credit Hour
Marriage and Family Therapy $675
Base Tuition/
Per Credit Hour
Audit Rate $179

OTHER FEES

Admission Deposit

This non-refundable deposit must be made as an acknowledgement of acceptance and guarantees a place in the class. The deposit is credited to your student account and is applicable to the tuition fees for the semester in which you register.

$200
Activity, Infrastructure and Technology Fee $15/per credit hour
Late Registration Fee $50
Graduate Student Association Fee $3/per credit hour

PAYMENT OF FEES

A student’s registration is not complete until payment or arrangements for payment have been made. Information about payment dates and payment methods is available on the Office of the Registrar website.

A $200 admission deposit is required by newly admitted and re-enrolling students. Once received, the Online Course Registration will be open to the student. The deposit will be credited toward the appropriate semester tuition fees and is fully refundable if cancellation notice is received by the appropriate date (posted on the Registrar’s website each semester). After that date, the admission deposit is forfeited if the student does not enrol for the semester.

CHANGES OF REGISTRATION, WITHDRAWAL FEES AND REFUNDS

Students may add and drop courses using the online course registration system until the add/drop date each semester.

Adding a regular semester-long course after the add/drop date is not normally permitted. Under extenuating circumstances, permission may be obtained from the University Registrar (signatures required). A late registration fee will be assessed for courses requested after the add/drop date.

Online registration is available for ALL courses up until the add/drop deadline for each Fall and Spring semester (usually 13 days after the first day of classes). After that date, online registration may be open for modular classes that may be scheduled for later in the semester.

Course withdrawals made after the add/drop date must be completed by paper form available from the Office of the Registrar and are classified as late course withdrawals. Students will receive a prorated tuition refund according to the schedule below. The “weeks” of the semester are based on the first day of classes for the semester. Please consult the calendar in this catalogue or the Registrar’s page on the TWU website for specifics. Note that the dates on which the appropriate completed forms are submitted to the office of the Registrar will be used to calculate refunds of tuition. For further information see “Refund for Full Withdrawal” details on the TWU website.

Class fees are not refundable after the semester add/drop deadline.


Prorated
Refund Schedule for late course withdrawals for Fall and Spring Semesters (after add/drop date, semester week 2)

Courses can be dropped by the student during the first two weeks of the semester for a full refund of tuition and course fees. The deadline is 4:00 p.m. of the semester add/drop date, as published in the TWU Academic Calendar.

Week 3 70% tuition refund
Week 4 60% tuition refund
Week 5 50% tuition refund
Week 6 40% tuition refund

During Week 7 and beyond, courses can only be dropped due to severe extenuating circumstances after approval by the Registrar. These courses are not eligible for a refund.

To drop a modular course (i.e. late course start date, shorter duration), please contact the Registrar’s Office Help Desk.

WITHDRAWAL FROM ACTS SEMINARIES

Contact the Office of the Registrar in the TWU Mattson Centre and fill out the Withdrawal from University form and the course withdrawal form. The date that the appropriate completed withdrawal forms are received by the Office of the Registrar will be used for calculating refunds as per the regular refund policies.

For more about tuition, refunds, or other student related information, please refer to:

Student Handbook of Trinity Western University

Academic Catalogue of ACTS Seminaries (currently under construction)