McMaster Divinity College

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Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

McMaster Divinity College

Faculty:Professional Degree
Field of Study:Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry(BD, MDiv.)
Pastoral Counselling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Areas of Research:Biblical Studies; Ministry Studies; Theological Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $16,231

C$ 601.14 per course for Canadian students.
Total of 27 courses.


The M.Div. degree has traditionally served as the primary avenue of preparation for professional Christian ministry. It is still the optimal degree for those serving in local church ministry and remains a necessity for those who sense a call to chaplaincy. It provides for spiritual, intellectual, and practical formation in terms of biblical, historical, theological, and pastoral competencies, equipping students to be effective leaders in the church and contemporary society. A significant component of this program is Ministry Formation; we have integrated this feature throughout three years of the program.

There is also the option of doing a thesis as part of this degree. Students who demonstrate sufficient academic success (at least a B+ or higher in the subject area and a GPA of at least B+) are encouraged to consider the thesis option. The thesis allows students to pursue their own research, while working with an academic mentor on the faculty. Those who intend to go on for further academic training are strongly encouraged to pursue the thesis option. (6 units)


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Application Notes : Agreement with the McMaster Divinity College Statement of Faith and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum B- average
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    * Three letters of recommendation: academic, pastoral, character
    * Personal statement

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 13, 2015