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Master of Divinity 

Faculty of Theology

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Admission applications for Fall 2024 term are now accepted.

Program description

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program integrates theology and practice to equip you for leadership and service in the church and the community. The program combines grounding in scripture and tradition with open engagement with pressing contemporary challenges, including practicing respectful dialogue with Indigenous communities, responding to a climate in crisis, reconciling broken human relationships, and social justice.

  • Ecumenical – While Saint Paul University is rooted in Catholic tradition, students from all backgrounds are welcome to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition and prepare for ministry in a diversity of settings. Maintaining the long history of strong collaboration with the Anglican and Eastern Christian communities is an important focus of the program.
  • Engaged – Putting theology into practice and doing theology rooted in practice is the focus of the degree. Two years of supported practicum placements are integrated into the program.
  • Interdisciplinary – The study of theology draws on history, philosophy, ethics, and the social sciences, as well as other disciplines. Other faculties and schools at Saint Paul University provide opportunities for additional learning in counselling, transformative leadership, conflict studies, and more.
  • Bilingual – While the program is not fully available in French, students may take several courses in French and all written assignments may be done in either French or English.

This is a second entry undergraduate, professional degree in theology that prepares students for ministry.

Admission details

  • Registration: full-time or part-time
  • Program length: 6 terms (3 years, full-time)
  • Program delivery: This program is offered on campus and online.

For information about admission deadlines, please click here.


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

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