The Indigenous Studies Program at Vancouver School of Theology offers an M. Div. by extension that is fully accredited with the Association of Theological Schools. With a combination of summer school and extension courses taught in the home community students may complete this program in 4–6 years. Operating on the basis of competencies rather than credits, evaluation is based on a combination of achieving learning goals, understanding and comprehension of theory and practice. The program is taught from an Indigenous perspective, incorporating traditional methods of learning with western scholarship. Students who have a minimum of twenty credits and are progressing towards the Diploma in Ministry may be admitted to the M. Div. program.