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AST's degree programs include the Master of Divinity - offered on campus (30 credits over 3 years) or in a blended campus/internet format (30 credits over 5 years, including a work placement) - and the Master of Arts (8 credits as a second theological degree or 18 credits as a first theological degree). The Master of Arts in Religious Studies and Theology is offered in collaboration with Saint Mary's University. The M.A. degree is usually pursued in preparation for doctoral studies, for vocational formation, or for personal enrichment. The M.Div. degree, which is usually pursued in preparation for service to faith communities, may also be undertaken at the Honours level (35 credits). Both M.Div. and M.A. students may choose to write a thesis.
Although AST is a graduate school it accepts people without a previous university degree. If you believe that you have enough life experience and educational training which usually includes some university level courses you may be eligible to complete a Prior Learning Portfolio.