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Emmanuel College Accreditation by Association of Theological Schools

Emmanuel College of Victoria University is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following approved degree programs:


MDiv, MPS, MTS, MSMus, MA, DMin, ThM, ThD (no longer open to admissions), and PhD


MA and PhD (both no longer open to admissions)

In accordance with ATS requirements, Emmanuel College publishes a 2018 Statement of Educational Effectiveness.

The Commission contact information is: 
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada 
10 Summit Park Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 
Telephone: 412-788-6505 
Fax: 412-788-6510 


Emmanuel College offers a diversity of educational opportunities. 

Academic Degrees

All our academic conjoint degrees are awarded by Victoria University and the University of Toronto, and are recognized around the world.

Basic Degree Programs

Master of Divinity

Master of Pastoral Studies

Master of Theological Studies

Master of Sacred Music

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Master of Theology

Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies


Combined Degree Options

The MDiv and MPS degree programs are designed so that the first year of study of each is similar.After the first year of study, a student may transfer from one program to another.It is possible to earn both the MDiv and MPS degrees within 4 years of study. A person who has the MDiv degree or its equivalent from an institution of approved standing may obtain the MPS by completing 10 additional credits. A person holding the MPS may obtain the MDiv by completing 16 further credits, with 2 sessions of the combined program spent as a full-time student.


Certificate in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy

This conjoint certificate, offered as part of the Master of Pastoral Studies, is designed to equip students to apply to professional bodies for membership, typically with a view to vocations as spiritual care therapists in hospitals, correctional institutions, churches, family therapy practices, private practices, counselling services, palliative care hospices, schools, developmental disability facilities, or the military.


Diploma in Buddhist Mindfulness and Mental Health
The diploma is awarded by Emmanuel College, and is considered a non-conjoint program.

All diploma courses are available as electives for students in any of our Basic Degree programs (MDiv, MPS and MTS).

Non-Degree Basic Studies

Special Student Status

Non-Credit Studies

Lay Certificate in Theology


Continuing Education

Work as a Chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces

Are you interested in a rewarding career that can take you across Canada and around the world?

Would you like to provide a ministry of presence and offer spiritual teaching programs, including officiating at special functions, religious services and ceremonies?

If so, consider Chaplaincy with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Emmanuel College’s Master of Divinity and Master of Pastoral Studies programs can qualify you for the Chaplaincy stream in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Chaplains are responsible for fostering the religious and spiritual care of the CAF members and their families. Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs and chaplains of other faith backgrounds work for the CAF. The CAF also offers financial support to help with your studies.

To learn more, contact Emmanuel College Admissions.

Learn more about the Canadian Armed Forces here and here.