Programs Requiring Prior University Study

You must complete university study before you can apply to the following programs.

To find programs that require you to complete college study before you can apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

10 Prior Study Programs

Canon Law

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Professional

The study of canon law mainly consists of the study of the Code of Canon Law. A number of disciplines are related to this subject: Theology of canon law, philosophy of law, fundamental concepts of Roman law, elements of civil law, history of the fundamental canonical structures of canon law, history of the sources of canon law, the relationship between the Church and civil society, and canonical administrative and judicial practice. We also offer an introduction to the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, and the study of Latin, as well as optional courses, exercises and seminars.

Offered by the Faculty of Canon Law, the ecclesiastical programs in Canon Law also allow students to receive civil degrees, such as the Graduate Diploma in Canon Law, Graduate Diploma in Canonical Practice or Graduate Diploma in Ecclesiastical Administration, and the Master's in Canon Law.

Conflict Studies

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

Saint Paul University offers programs leading to a Master of Arts (MA) in Conflict Studies, which is conferred jointly by the Senates of Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa.

The focus of the program is on the ethnic and religious identity distinctions that characterize many deep-rooted conflicts. The program explores the meaning of and generates processes for reconciliation, healing and structural change. It combines a social science orientation common to Conflict Studies programs with a philosophical, ethical and theological orientation.

Counselling and Spirituality

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Professional

The Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University offers programs leading to a Graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling and Spirituality, a Graduate Diploma in Supportive Care and Spirituality in Palliation, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Counselling and Spirituality, all conferred jointly by the Senates of Saint Paul University and of the University of Ottawa, with which Saint Paul is federated.

The objective of these programs is to train specialists to counsel and guide couples or individuals with regard to their values and their spirituality, as well as both their individual and couple dynamics.

Interdisciplinary Research on Contemporary Social Issues

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

Saint Paul University, through its faculties of Human Sciences, Theology, Philosophy, and Canon Law, offers a PhD in Interdisciplinary Research on Contemporary Social Issues. This degree is conferred jointly by the Senates of Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa under the terms of the federation agreement between them.

The interdisciplinary research doctorate provides a space for reflection to increase understanding of contemporary social issues taking account of the insights of the graduate disciplines of the 4 participating faculties.

The program prepares leaders intending to assume responsibility for addressing contemporary social issues.

Public Ethics

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

The Faculty of Philosophy at Saint Paul University offers the Graduate Diploma and Master of Arts (MA) in Public Ethics.

Ethics is the branch of study that deals with human behaviour and values in the context of the society in which we live. Ethics seeks to answer 2 questions: how to live one’s life well and how to do the right thing.

These programs are based upon course and seminar work, reflection on practical experience and research in public ethics. These programs are designed for students wishing to specialize in public ethics at the graduate level or to prepare themselves for doctoral work, or for mid-career professionals wishing to reflect and build on their professional experience and previous studies and who may wish to advance their career or make career changes.

Social Innovation

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

The Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University offers a Graduate Diploma in Social Organization Development and a Master of Arts (MA) in Social Innovation.

Based on the linking of theory with practice, these programs provide students with the main analytical frameworks and approaches needed to meet the current challenges facing social organizations, and allows them to understand the dynamics and multiple impacts of social innovations to assess and structure them more efficiently.

These programs are directed at a specific clientele: candidates interested in working towards social change, and candidates already working in that domain (employees and managers of social organizations, social entrepreneurs, activists, community workers, trade unionists, members of cooperatives and some workers from the public and semi-state sectors) who wish to acquire skills in academic research and analysis of innovation and social transformation.

Social Organization Development

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The School of Social Innovation of the Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University offers a Graduate Diploma in Social Organization Development.

The study and practice of social organization development cover the creation, the consolidation and the strengthening of organizations working in the social field (NPOs, social movements, foundations, charities, co-ops, etc.).

This program is directed at a specific clientele: People already working in the field (employees and management of social organizations, social entrepreneurs, activists, community workers, trade unionists, members of cooperatives and some workers from the public and parapublic sectors), or people who already have professional experience but wish to reorient their careers and start their own innovative project.

The program, based on the linking of theory with practice, provides students with the main analytical frameworks and approaches needed to meet the current challenges facing social organizations.

Theology

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

The Faculty of Theology at Saint Paul University offers a variety of graduate programs placing critical thought at the service of faith. Scripture and Tradition are essential foundations of theology. In the Faculty of Theology, theological research is enriched by a solid understanding of biblical and patristic sources in accord with the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The Faculty of Theology values sound research and teaching that serve the Church and the common good of the wider society. It offers various programs for people who are preparing for a particular ministry or who seek to pursue critical research in 1 of the fields of theology, including Biblical Studies, Eastern Christian Studies, Ethics, Spirituality, Systematic and Historical Theology, as well as Practical Theology.

Theology

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

The MA program is intended for candidates who already have a good basic formation in Theology, with courses in various areas of Theology such as systematic theology, history, biblical studies, ethics and spirituality. It is designed to allow these students to gain greater familiarity with the various research methods in Theology, and to begin a specialization in a particular area, while promoting an integration of the theological formation already acquired. The program prepares students to teach at the undergraduate level, to undertake doctoral studies in Theology, and to assume diverse administrative responsibilities in institutions or organizations requiring a formation in religious studies or theology.

Transformative Leadership and Spirituality

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

The Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University offers the Master of Arts (MA) in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality. This degree highlights personal and social transformation, critical analysis and practice-based learning.

Integrating the spiritual, ethical and transformative dimensions of leadership, this program is designed to build leadership capacity for encouraging the personal, social, cultural and systemic change required to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It allows participants to identify and develop their leadership capabilities to become transformative agents within their respective environments.