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Research Program 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 do you want to accomplish by working for a M.A. (Christian Studies) or Ph.D. (Christian Theology)? Why is McMaster Divinity College the best for you to develop the above?
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
While you would work with a number of faculty members, by which McMaster Divinity College faculty member in your selected area would you hope to be mentored?
Please provide a copy of your thesis (or with permission of the Dean’s Office, a sample of your research, in your proposed area of specialization).
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please describe the area or areas you are contemplating for your dissertation in as much detail as you are able at this time. (up to one page)
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please upload a curriculum vitae that lists your past education, work experience, professional accreditations, publications, ministry and leadership experience, ancient and modern language proficiencies, and honours.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
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.
Character References
Please provide the names and contact information of three additional references who are willing to speak on your behalf, if contacted.
Fees and Conditions

Fees are Non-refundable
A $75.00 fee is required for application to these programs. A $25.00 late fee is charged for all applications received after the deadline. Please make the cheque or money order payable to “McMaster Divinity College.”

Application Deadlines:
PhD: September entry - January 15
MA: September entry - June 1 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.