Admission requirements | Saint Paul University

Ecclesiastical Program: Doctorate in Canon Law

Faculty of Canon Law

Admission requirements

  • The MCL degree, obtained with an average of A- (80%) or its equivalent.
  • A curriculum vitae highlighting the applicant’s prior experience in canon law, if applicable
  • Two (2) letters of reference from persons who have been involved academically with the applicant during their master’s program in canon law, either as dean, chairperson, professor or research supervisor. In addition, a letter of permission from the applicant’s bishop (for secular clergy) or superior (for members of institutes of consecrated life or societies of apostolic life).
  • Excellent knowledge of English or French, and a passive knowledge of the other language.
  • Knowledge of Latin.

Some additional documents, and in some cases specific forms, are required. For more information, please see the page Step 4: Gather the documents needed for the assessment of your application.