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PhD Canon Law

Faculty of Canon Law

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Admission applications for September 2024 are now accepted.

Program description

The Doctorate in Canon Law (PhD) is a research degree that provides students the space to explore and reflect more deeply on topics and issues pertaining to canon law. The objective of the program is to prepare students for a professional career in teaching and research. This objective is achieved through an in-depth study of a particular area of canon law.

The PhD is often pursued concurrently with the ecclesiastical Doctorate in Canon Law (JCD).

Admission Details

Registration: Full-time.
Program length: Students have up to 6 years to complete their PhD.
Program delivery method: On campus, with some flexibility for online learning.
Language: This program is also available in French.

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