St. Stephen’s College is a graduate school founded by The United Church of Canada and an Affiliated College of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. An Act to Incorporate St. Stephen’s College (April 27, 1927; amended 1968) authorizes St. Stephen’s College to confer degrees in theology. The College also teaches undergraduate and graduate University of Alberta credit courses, through the Faculty of Arts. St. Stephen’s College is an Associate Member of The Association of Theological Schools in The United States and Canada, and is actively working toward full membership and accreditation with ATS.
The Government of Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education licenses and certifies private post-secondary institutions. As a divinity school, St. Stephen's College is categorized as a private post-secondary institution. Institutions which fall under this category are listed here. This list includes other divinity/theological schools/colleges in Alberta.
Campus Alberta Quality Council does not approve degrees in divinity.
Information on College governance, including a copy of the Act, can be found on the College website here.
Students intending to use St. Stephen’s College degrees towards further higher education or for registration with professional counselling or other associations, in or outside of Canada, should be aware of the requirements of the institution, association or country they wish to apply that education toward. A number of theological colleges throughout Canada accept transfer credits from St. Stephen’s College; however, public universities will most likely not accept transfer credits from a divinity school. Students planning to transfer to other institutions should be aware of the specific program requirements at that institution.