24 months
7762 CAD/year
2956 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at Wilfrid Laurier University provides both the theoretical and practical tools necessary to prepare for the rewarding and challenging vocation of Christian service.


In preparation for parish, institutional and administrative ministries, you’ll take courses in theology, biblical studies, counselling, ethics, church history, liturgics and administration.

There are two options available in our Master of Divinity program at Wilfrid Laurier University: contextual option and coursework option. This program can be completed in 24-36 months, depending on which option you choose, and whether you’re in full- or part-time studies.


  • ordained minister/pastor
  • chaplain
  • religious educator
  • social service worker
  • registered social worker (MDiv-MSW graduates)

Programme Structure

  • The contextual option is for those preparing for congregational ministry. The program includes congregational placements, community placements and a full-year internship.
  • The coursework option is for those who are either already working in a ministerial setting or are preparing for non-congregational ministry allowing students to take additional electives (in place of the internship and seminars for those in the contextual option) and focus on coursework in areas of particular interest.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


10 alternative credits

10 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with minimum B average.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, personal statement, current CV, two letters of reference (one academic).
  • Applicants must also complete a CASPer Test. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7762 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3881 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    2956 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1478 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Tuition per term

Living costs for Brantford

1200 - 1900 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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