The program information below is valid for the fall 2019 term (September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019).

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

Graduate research fields

  • Theology
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus (St. Jerome’s University campus)
  • Delivery mode information 
    • Some aspects of the program are offered via live-conferencing.
  • Length of program 
    • Full-time option: two years
    • Part-time option: four-five years
  • Program type 
    • Master's
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • A four-year Bachelor's degree, in any discipline, with a minimum overall average 75%. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be considered for admission on an exceptional basis, provided they demonstrate equivalent qualifications.
    • All application package uploads must include a Supplementary Information Form. Students should comment on their reasons for applying to the program, their academic record, their employment record, any special interest in the area of theological education, their personal interests, activities and goals.
    • The Graduate Admissions Committee will normally consider the applications only after reviewing all the required documents. Application material submitted in support of the application will not be returned.
  • Application materials 
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 
      • 2 academic
      • 1 from employers, supervisors, other professionals and academics
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Master's Research Paper option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 5 core courses and 2 elective courses.
    • Core courses:
      • CT 601 The Books of the Church
      • CT 602 The History of Catholicism
      • CT 603 Foundations of Theology
      • CT 604 Catholic Moral Life and Thought
      • CT 605 The Prayer Life of the Church: Spirituality and Liturgy
    • Elective courses: the following is a list of possible elective courses that will be available:
      • CT 610 Catholic Sacramental Life
      • CT 611 Catholic Perspectives on Ecology
      • CT 612 Special Topics in Catholic Theology
      • CT 613 The Catholic Imagination in Art and Literature
      • CT 614 Catholicism and Education
      • CT 615 Catholic Social Ethics
      • CT 616 Gender Ethics in Roman Catholicism
      • CT 617 Contemporary Bioethics: Issues of Life and Death
      • CT 618 The Catholic Church in Canada
    • Students in the program may also choose electives from appropriate graduate‐level theology courses offered at another university or university college, such as Conrad Grebel University College. The maximum number of courses that can be taken from another university is 2.
    • Students must obtain a minimum overall average of 75% in all courses.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Master’s Research Paper
    • Students are expected to complete a Master's Research Paper (CT 606A/B Catholic Thought Research Paper), 35-50 pages [8750-12,500 words] and participate in an on-campus Integrative Seminar. The nature of the research project will be determined in consultation with the Director of the program.
    • The paper will be evaluated by two faculty members: the supervisor and one other faculty member who teaches in the core of the program.
    • The research paper will be the basis of a seminar presentation to peers and faculty.
    • Students must obtain a minimum grade of 75% for the paper.