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G.D Canonical Practice

Faculty of Canon Law

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Admission applications for September 2024 are now accepted.

Program description

The Graduate Diploma in Canonical practice is intended for those who serve in tribunal ministry, or are preparing for such ministry – particularly as auditors, procurators, advocates, notaries, tribunal directors. The program provides an overview of the Church’s substantive and procedural marriage law. The objective of the program is to allow students to acquire or deepen the knowledge and practical skills necessary for ministry in ecclesiastical tribunals.

On completion of the diploma, qualified students meeting admission requirements may apply for admission to the Master of Canon Law program and, on admission, complete the requirements of this program with credit granted for relevant courses already completed in the diploma.

Admission Details

Registration: Full-time or part-time
Program length: 5 courses
Program delivery method: The program may be completed online or on campus

For more information about admission deadlines, please click here.


Students registered in this program may be eligible for a limited number of scholarships. For more information, please click here.

This diploma is conferred jointly by the Senates of Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa.