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Application

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION IS FREE AND TAKES LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES.

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Complete the online application by filling in the fields below and clicking the 'Submit' button at the end. Once we receive your application, a staff member of St. Stephen's University will be in touch with you to request additional application materials. In the meantime, we recommend that you contact your most recent institution of higher learning and request that they email your transcripts to admissions@ssu.ca or mail them to our address below.

 

All Master of Arts programs require an undergraduate degree for entrance into this program, but mature students may apply for a Master of Ministry or Certificate program. For more information about the admissions process and eligibility for our programs, please visit our Admissions Procedures page.

 

ST. STEPHEN'S UNIVERSITY

8 Main Street

St. Stephen, NB  E3L 3E2

Canada

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Eligibility  |

DO I QUALIFY? PROBABLY!

SSU aims to be a graduate school that is hospitable and generous. We encourage students to apply for entrance into our programs regardless of lack of previous post-secondary experience or credentials. We've devised a path of entry into our graduate programs for the hesitant through individual courses or eight-month certificates.

Please read SSU's eligibility requirements below to learn more:

TYPICAL ENTRANCE CRITERIA:

SSU normally requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in a related discipline (broadly defined) that gives the prospective student the tools to complete our coursework and flourish in our vibrant and growing learning community. 

 

Prospective students therefore have a better chance of getting accepted into our program if they meet the following standards:

 

  • UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE FROM AN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY

 

  • TRANSCRIPTS THAT SHOW A MINIMUM 3.0 GPA (B), WITH A 3.3 GPA (B+) IN THE LAST TWO YEARS OF THE MAJOR

 

  • WHERE ENGLISH IS NOT THE STUDENT'S FIRST LANGUAGE, DEMONSTRATED PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH BY SCORING 550 ON A PAPER-BASED TOEFL, 86 ON AN INTERNET-BASED TOEFL, OR 6.5 ON AN IELTS EXAM. ALTERNATE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTING MAY BE ACCEPTED BASED ON DEMONSTRATED EQUIVALENCY.

MATURE STUDENT ENTRANCE CRITERIA:

SSU welcomes all inquiries and applicants from anyone interested in our programs, including mature students who perhaps don't have the regular requisite undergraduate credentials like a bachelor's degree. SSU defines a mature student as follows:

 

  • DOES NOT HOLD A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

 

  • 30+ YEARS OLD.

 

  • AT LEAST FIVE YEARS OF RELEVANT LAY OR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (BROADLY DEFINED)

Application Form

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Please enter your nationality. If you are a dual citizen, please enter both nationalities separated by slash (e.g., Canadian/American).

Gender
Are you applying as a mature student? – Note: SSU defines a mature student as someone who lacks a bachelor's degree but is 30+ yrs. old with 5+ years of relevant lay or professional experience (broadly defined).

PROGRAM

Which program are you applying for?
Do you want to complete the Peace Studies Track as part of your Theology & Culture master's program?
Which track of the Peace & Justice master's program do you wish to apply for?
Do you want to eventually continue studying with us after you complete your Certificate program by laddering into a master’s program in Peace & Justice?
Do you want to eventually continue studying with us after you complete your Certificate program by laddering into a master’s program in Theology & Culture?
Do you want to complete this Certificate in Reconciliation Studies as part of the M.A. in Peace & Justice (Track 2: Peacebuilding, Public Theology, and Reconciling with Indigenous Peoples)?

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Please enter the name of the most recent post-secondary institution that you attended (if any).

Please enter the highest level or degree that you achieved at this post-secondary institution.

Please enter the years (YYYY–YYYY) when you attended this post-secondary institution.

Please enter the name of the penultimate post-secondary institution that you attended (if any).

Please enter the highest level or degree that you achieved at this post-secondary institution.

Please enter the years (YYYY–YYYY) when you attended this post-secondary institution.

Please enter the name of any other post-secondary institutions that you attended (if any).

Please enter the highest level or degree that you achieved at this post-secondary institution.

Please enter the years (YYYY–YYYY) when you attended this post-secondary institution.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT SSU AND OUR PROGRAMS?

NOTE: If you select 'SSU's Referral Program' or if an SSU Ambassador spoke to you and you select 'Someone spoke to me about SSU' from the options below, you must enter the name of the person and contact information of the person who referred you to us for you to receive the discount in your tuition.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL US?

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