St. Mark's College

St. Mark’s College was established in 1956 and is located Vancouver, British Columbia. St. Mark’s College is a Roman Catholic theological affiliated with the University of British Columbia.

The College offers a variety of graduate-level programs for the formation and development of Catholic clergy and professionals, as well as providing continuing education for adults. Programs feature educational initiatives that are integrated with professional and spiritual development. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, including Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Educational Leadership, Pastoral Studies, and Religious Education.

St. Mark’s College aims to become the centre of excellence for undergraduate and graduate Catholic education in western Canada by:

  • Responding to the ongoing education needs of Catholic teachers, as well as the academic and formational needs of the church, its employees, and its volunteers
  • Diversifying diploma and graduate degree programs
  • Providing ongoing academic support to clergy and other Catholic professionals

Programs at St. Mark’s College are recognized by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver and, St. Mark’s College is an Associate Member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

Campus Life

St. Mark’s College’s Campus Ministry provides a continuous pastoral presence, as well as faith development opportunities for students and faculty through daily and weekly liturgies, retreats, discussion groups, and spiritual direction. The Campus Ministry also facilitates a number of clubs and activities.

In addition to the programs and activities offered by St. Mark’s College’s Campus Ministry, students have access to the services, activities, and amenities provided by the University of British Columbia. The University of British Columbia student union facilitates over 400 clubs and runs social events throughout the year. The University of British Columbia is also home to galleries, museums, opera performances, and botanical gardens.

Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the world’s livable cities, and is home to a variety of cultural and recreational attractions, including shopping centres, galleries, coffee shops, and sports events. The University of British Columbia and St. Mark’s College are a short drive to most Vancouver landmarks, offering opportunities to go skiing and snowboarding.

Why Study at St. Mark’s College?

The Catholic Colleges at the University of British Columbia comprise one community that is committed to promoting the Christian faith through academic excellence and a search for truth in every field of knowledge. Graduates of St. Mark’s College strive to reconcile faith and reason, to act rightly, and to serve humanity better.

St. Mark’s College continuously searches for new programs that will enhance the experience of its students, such as the Bachelor of Theology and Culture, which is specifically designed for those who wish to enter into the teaching profession.

St. Mark’s College is a unique cross-section of a close, tight-knit campus community that is committed to the academic and spiritual development of its students and faculty, and a diverse campus with a large student body and an active social life.

School Address

5935 Iona Dr,
Vancouver,British Columbia
V6T 1J7

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