Applicants should complete an online Application for Admission to Acadia Divinity College. Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible during the academic year prior to their intended enrolment. International applicants are normally admitted no later than April 1st, and Canadian applicants no later than August 1st; however, notification of acceptance is generally much sooner.

Students preparing for ordained ministry are encouraged to be in contact with their denominational judicatories to know, prior to beginning their theological studies, what the standards for ordination are in their denominations and whether a license to minister is expected of them prior to beginning their studies. The various programs that lead to a Master of Divinity or a Bachelor of Theology (ordination track) normally meet the educational standards for ordination in all Canadian Baptist Ministries related churches. This is also true of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches (CABC) that is affiliated with the Canadian Baptist Ministries.

After the applicants’ files are complete, the Admissions Committee will review and act on their applications and may request an interview.For further information please contact us by the following methods:

Write to: Acadia Divinity College, The Registrar, Wolfville NS B4P 2R6

Or Call:
Main Office: (902) 585-2210
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 875-8975
Registrar: (902) 585-2216
Student Services: (902) 585-2215

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Each year, Acadia admits a limited number of students to the Doctor of Ministry program. Typically, more people apply than there are available seats. Completed applications are considered following the November 30 early admission due date and the April 30 regular admission due date. Late applicants will be considered provided seats remain. Please contact us for more information. Students are admitted based on academic performance, demonstrated writing ability, and demonstrated ministry competence.|

Our admission requirements are designed to maintain the high standards of the Acadia D. Min. program to ensure that you study with peers who share both a heart for ministry and strong academic ability. Normally, to be considered for admission to the Acadia D.Min. program, you must:

  • Be currently serving in a paid Christian ministry position. The Doctor of Ministry program is designed to help Christian ministry professionals grow without having to leave their ministry contexts.
  • Have completed a Master of Divinity degree (or its educational equivalent) from a seminary accredited by The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. For information on educational equivalency, contact the Director. Applicants who have completed their academic ministry preparation outside of North America should inquire on an individual basis regarding educational equivalency.
  • Have completed a minimum of three years of paid ministry experience.
  • Have earned a minimum 3.00 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (or “B” average) in your Master of Divinity or equivalent educational program.
  • Show evidence of strong writing ability.

Normally, students begin their program in the fall; however, a spring start is possible in some circumstances. Applications for an Acadia Doctoral Scholarship are due at the same time as your application for admission.

If you do not exactly match the above criteria but feel that you may be eligible for admission, please contact the Director.