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M.A Canon Law

Faculty of Canon Law

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Admission requirements

  • An honours bachelor’s degree or equivalent four years of post-secondary studies with at least a B average (70%).
  • At least 18 units in the theological disciplines either by course work and/or equivalent pastoral experience in keeping with criteria established by the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Canon Law.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation by a person who knows the applicant and can attest to the applicant’s capacity to pursue graduate study. 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).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Excellent knowledge of English or French and, for DCA 6921 Canonical Latin, a passive knowledge of the other language.

Language Requirements

All candidates must understand and speak fluently the language of instruction, either English or French. A basic knowledge of Latin is recommended.

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.