Catholic Thought - MCT (St. Jerome's University)

Program information

The Master of Catholic Thought (MCT) is not currently accepting applications. Please consider  Theological studies or Peace and Conflict studies as an alternative.**

Department/School Catholic Thought 

Waterloo-affiliated university

St. Jerome's University
Admit term(s)

Fall (September – December)

Application and document submission deadline(s) April 1 (for admission in September)
Delivery mode On-campus (St. Jerome's University campus)
Program type Master's, Research
Length of program 24 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Master's Research Paper
Research fields - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student's research concentration


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What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission 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.
  • 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

    • 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.
    • Review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completing this form
  • Transcript(s)

  • References
    • Three references are required; two academic, one from an employer, supervisor, or other professional
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable.
    • TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?

    This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. **Updated January 2024.

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    Program Contact

    Morgan Regehr at

    519-884-8111, ext. 28595