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Doctor of Practical Theology Application

Personal Information
Contact Information
Status in Canada
If your first language is other than English, you must supply evidence of English competence. A minimum score of 580 (computer equivalent of 237 and iBT equivalent of 92) is required.
Educational Background
Education
Please list all post-secondary institutions attended.
Program Selection
(e.g. New Testament, Historical Theology, homiletics, etc.)
Full Time is 24 units (8 courses) or more in an academic year
Supporting Information
Please enclose a personal statement commenting on: What is your Christian experience? What is the nature of your present local church involvement and/or para-church involvement? What are your vocational and educational goals in pursuing the DPT? Why is McMaster Divinity College the best for you to develop the above?
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please provide a sample of your writing in your proposed area of specialization, either in the form of a major paper/essay from a previous degree or a Master level thesis.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Describe your research interest and how it is grounded in a practice of ministry (e.g. preaching, pastoral care, worship and liturgy, or leadership, etc.).
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please provide a brief description of your work history.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please provide a brief description of your past and present ministry experience.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
If you have further qualifications and certifications that would be relevant to this application, please give a brief description of them.
References
Academic References
Please provide the names and addresses of those who will provide your references. Reference forms are confidential and should be submitted directly to the admissions office by email, fax, or regular mail. Reference forms should not be returned to the applicant.
Pastoral References
Please provide the names and addresses of those who will provide your references. Reference forms are confidential and should be submitted directly to the admissions office by email, fax, or regular mail. Reference forms should not be returned to the applicant.
Fees and Conditions

Fees are Non-refundable
A $50.00 fee is required for application to these programs. Please make the cheque or money order payable to “McMaster Divinity College.”

Application Deadlines:
September entry - January 15 or
January entry - November 15

Please note that applications will be accepted after the above dates, however financial aid is primarily apportioned to those who apply by the deadline.