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Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College

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On a 145 acre campus overlooking the town of Cochrane, 23 kilometres west of Calgary, the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary (CSBS) provides ministry training, offering degrees and diplomas in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral fields.

For more than three decades we have been entrusted with the training and theological education of pastors and other church workers in order that they obey the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ in and through local churches throughout the world. To that end we work to provide our students with training for ministry that is both biblically accurate and relevant to our context.

Areas of Expertise

The Seminary offers a one year Certificate of Christian Studies and a two year Associate Diploma of Christian Ministry, as well as a three year Bachelor of Christian Ministry. The three year Master of Divinity degree and two year Master of Religious Education degree are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). CSBS also offers online courses.

On Campus Housing

There are 45 unfurnished housing units available on campus for full-time students only. Most of the units are three bedroom apartments with a few one bedroom and several two bedroom apartments. Further information may be obtained through the Housing Director. Students applying for Seminary housing will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which their Seminary application is approved.

Off Campus Housing

Since there is no public transportation available in Cochrane, off-campus students are responsible for their own transportation to campus.

Incoming Students

At the beginning of each academic year, a week of extended chapel time is set aside to focus on spiritual renewal. Various topics related to the Christian faith are covered. New students are expected to take part in this spiritual renewal week.

Career Planning

From 2007 to 2011, 65% of entering seminary students and 77% of entering college students have completed the degree program in which they were enrolled within 6 years. Graduates from our college and seminary have been highly successful in finding placement related to their degree programs. Over the last 5 years, 79% of our college graduates and 90% of our seminary graduates have found jobs within the first year after graduation.

Information Technology

There are five computer stations available to students and library patrons in the reference area of the library, all with Internet capabilities, Microsoft Office programs, access to Logos Bible Software, and subscriptions to the American Theological Library Association Religion Database and the Christian Periodical Index. CSBS also maintains for students who are unable to relocate to the Cochrane Campus. Each online course provides discussion boards, chat rooms, collaborative online student group projects, weekly faculty monitoring of responses, the provision of online chapels with streamed audio, and orientations to help students feel part of the CSBS family.


Chapel services are conducted during specified days of the week. The purposes of chapel are worship, Bible study, inspiration, and instruction in Christian ministry. Students are encouraged to attend all chapel services.

Campus Tour

We would love for you to consider visiting our campus. Many who visit our campus are blessed, inspired, and challenged as they hear of God's work in the lives of our students. We invite you to come to the majestic Rocky Mountains to visit the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary. You'll discover some of the exciting ministries God is accomplishing through the lives of students, faculty, and staff here. We encourage people to experience the vitality of God's activity in our midst. We would be glad to supply you with information on the best times to visit us and other places in the area you might want to see while you're here.


North American Church Planting projects are carried out through the school in the form of classes, or 16 week or two year internships.

Modified on July 27, 2019