PAYING FOR YOUR EDUCATION AT THE INSTITUTE FOR RELIGION, PEACE AND JUSTICE

Tuition

ONLINE CERTIFICATE AND GRADUATE DEGREES

We try to keep our tuition as low as possible to ensure our programs are as accessible as possible.

We at the Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice realize that enroling in one of our programs is a significant investment on the part of our students, whether financially, with your time and energy, or in how you may need to restructure your lives in inconvenient ways to allow yourself the opportunity to study with us. The life of a student can mean a precarious financial existence as an added pressure on top of the challenge and excitement of your studies. We don't take this for granted.

 

As a private, independent Institute of a not-for-profit University with no formal denominational affiliation, we do not receive any governmental or denominational support. This means that all of our operational costs are met through tuition, with approximately 15% offset by our generous donors. Our tuition is therefore unusually low for an Institute like ours housed at a private University and is far lower than most tuition costs in the United States.

 

With all of the above in mind, the Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice is committed to keeping the cost of our tuition as low as possible. While our programs are university accredited and our tuition therefore reflects that of our institutional home at St. Stephen's University, we have a strong desire to help our students keep their costs down. To this end, IRPJ offers a limited number of generous bursaries and scholarships from our Jim Forest Scholarship and Bursary Fund

 

 

 

Listed below are the various options within each of our programs with the cost of tuition given for completing the entire program based on the single course tuition amount of $1,180 CAD per 3-credit hour course. All quoted tuition amounts listed below are in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and are the same cost for Canadian, U.S., and international students from any country in the world.

 

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ONLINE CERTIFICATE FOR CREDIT

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Students who audit the Certificate program can progress through the courses at their own pace, attend video conferences with our guest lecturers, etc. but instructors do not offer any feedback. If students choose to complete the readings in each course, they can expect to pay approximately $300 to $400 extra for textbooks for the entire Certificate program.





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​Students who choose this option simply complete all six online courses and do not complete a practicum or attend a Canadian School of Peacebuilding session. Students can expect to pay approx. $300 to $400 extra for textbooks for the entire Certificate program.





Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice – Option 1

SIX COURSES FOR CREDIT

18 CREDIT HOURS

Tuition — $7,080 CAD

Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice – Option 2

FIVE COURSES FOR CREDIT + PRACTICUM

18 CREDIT HOURS

Tuition — $7,080 CAD

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Students who audit the Certificate program can progress through the courses at their own pace, attend video conferences with our guest lecturers, etc. but instructors do not offer any feedback. If students choose to complete the readings in each course, they can expect to pay approximately $300 to $400 extra for textbooks for the entire Certificate program.





Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice – Option 3

FIVE COURSES FOR CREDIT + CSOP

18 CREDIT HOURS

Tuition — $7,430 CAD

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  • $7,080 — Online Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice
  • $7,900 — two modules (incl. tuition + accommodations)
  • $1,180 — Research Methods/Thesis Research Course
  • $2,360 — research-based thesis (60–100 pages)
Note: Students who choose the CSOP option in their Certificate program need to pay an additional $350 administration fee.​





Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice – Option 4

FOUR COURSES FOR CREDIT + PRACTICUM

+ CSOP SESSION  |  18 CREDIT HOURS

Tuition — $7,430 CAD

GRADUATE DEGREES — ONLINE PEACE STUDIES TRACK

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Students who audit the Certificate program can progress through the courses at their own pace, attend video conferences with our guest lecturers, etc. but instructors do not offer any feedback. If students choose to complete the readings in each course, they can expect to pay approximately $300 to $400 extra for textbooks for the entire Certificate program.





More info on this option


​Students who choose this option simply complete all six online courses and do not complete a practicum or attend a Canadian School of Peacebuilding session. Students can expect to pay approx. $300 to $400 extra for textbooks for the entire Certificate program.





More info on this degree


  • $7,080 — Online Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice
  • $7,900 — two modules (incl. tuition + accommodations)
  • $1,180 — Research Methods/Thesis Research Course
  • $2,360 — research-based thesis (60–100 pages)
Note: Students who choose the CSOP option in their Certificate program need to pay an additional $350 administration fee.​





Master of Arts in Theology & Culture

ONLINE PEACE STUDIES TRACK  |  47 CREDIT HOURS

Tuition +

Accommodations

$18,520 CAD

Master of Ministry in Theology & Culture

ONLINE PEACE STUDIES TRACK  |  44 or 48 CREDIT HOURS

Tuition +

$18,930 CAD or

Accommodations

$20,980 CAD or

$17,340 CAD

Diploma in Theology & Culture

ONLINE PEACE STUDIES TRACK  |  38 CREDIT HOURS

Tuition +

Accommodations

$14,980 CAD

ONLINE CERTIFICATE AUDITING

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Students who audit the Certificate program can progress through the courses at their own pace, attend video conferences with our guest lecturers, etc. but instructors do not offer any feedback. If students choose to complete the readings in each course, they can expect to pay approximately $300 to $400 extra for textbooks for the entire Certificate program.





Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice – Audit

 SIX ONLINE COURSES

Tuition — $2,700 CAD

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Students who audit a course can progress through the course at their own pace, attend video conferences with our guest lecturers, etc. but instructors do not offer any feedback. If students choose to complete the readings in each course, they can expect to pay approximately $60 extra for textbooks for each course.





Single Course – Audit

Tuition — $450 CAD

SINGLE COURSE FOR CREDIT

Single Course – Credit

3 CREDIT HOURS

Tuition — $1,180 CAD

If students choose to complete the readings in each course, they can expect to pay approximately $60 extra for textbooks for each course.