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  • Program requirements

By virtue of the federation of Saint Paul University with the University of Ottawa, the Faculty of Theology of Saint Paul University offers graduate programs leading to the degrees conferred jointly by the senates of both universities.

Other graduate theology programs within the sole jurisdiction of the Senate of Saint Paul University are also offered; their description and requirements can be found in the calendar of the Faculty of Theology.

The Faculty of Theology offers the following programs whose degrees are conferred jointly by the senates of the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University:

  • Master of Arts in Theology;
  • PhD in Theology;
  • Master of Pastoral Theology;
  • Doctor of Ministry;
  • Master in Religious Education.

The doctoral program is intended to promote the acquisition of a high level of intellectual autonomy and expertise in a field of theology. As well, applicants are expected to contribute to the progress of knowledge in their discipline or field of studies by presenting original research in the form of a doctoral dissertation. Moreover, the program aims to form qualified persons for university research and teaching or for other activities that require advanced specialization in our disciplines and fields of study.

Students register in one of the following concentrations:

  • Systematic and historical theology
  • Ethics
  • Biblical studies
  • Spirituality
  • Eastern Christian studies

Doctoral candidates can best benefit from the resources of the faculty by defining their thesis projects in view of the areas of competence of faculty members.