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    Please find the 2024-25 funding options and tuition rates for your specific program and visa status below. All prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change year-to-year.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (Christian Theology)

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Eligible PhD students can receive up to $13,000 in funding each year (up to a maximum of 5 years), in addition to the following opportunities:

    Graduate Assistantships

    PhD students may apply to work as a Graduate Assistant (GA) which pays up to an additional $4,620 for a maximum of 10 hours per week (240 hours total). These placements vary in number of hours and are awarded on a competitive basis to students in good academic standing and are most often awarded to PhD students.

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $27,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

    MDC alumni may qualify for an additional $1,000 to $2,000 loyalty scholarship for their first year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Ontario students enrolled in the PhD program may be eligible for grants and loans awarded by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). When applying for OSAP, please indicate McMaster Divinity College as your institution. For questions regarding OSAP, contact MDC’s Financial Aid Office at mdcaid@mcmaster.ca.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A first-year PhD student could have one of the following scenarios*:

    Maximum PhD funding Average PhD funding
    MDC Financial Assistance
    Graduate Assistantship
    Academic Awards
    $      13,000
    $        4,620
    $        2,000
    $5,200
    $3,368
    $200
    Total Funding  $      19,620 $8,768
    Tuition Fee  $      20,367 $20,367
    Amount Payable by Student  $        747 $11,599

    *based on actual amounts from 2023-24

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students
    Per year $ 20,367.00 $ 20,367.00

    PhD students must pay a minimum of 4 years of tuition in this program.

    All fees are subject to an additional $156 registration fee. Students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Subsidy for travel expenses related to presenting at approved conferences
    • A dedicated study space (cubicle) in a secure room with their PhD colleagues
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more
  • Master of Arts (Christian Studies)

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Eligible MA students can receive up to $2,600, in funding each year, students admitted to the accelerated MA–PhD can receive up to $3,400 in their first year. Students can also take advantage of the following opportunities:

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $27,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Ontario students enrolled in the PhD program may be eligible for grants and loans awarded by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). When applying for OSAP, please indicate McMaster Divinity College as your institution. For questions regarding OSAP, contact MDC’s Financial Aid Office at mdcaid@mcmaster.ca.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A typical full-time MA student could have the following scenario*:

    MDC Financial Assistance
    Academic Awards
     $ 2,600
    $ 500
    Total Funding  $ 3,100
    Tuition Fee  $ 10,540
    Amount Payable by Student  $ 7,440

    *based on actual amounts from 2023-24

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students
    Per year $ 10,540.00 $ 10,540.00

    MA students must pay a minimum of 2 years of tuition in this program (excluding accelerated MA–PhD students).

    All fees are subject to an additional $26 registration fee.

    Full-time and part-time students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Student study space (cubicle) in a secure room
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

  • Doctor of Practical Theology

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Eligible DPT students can receive up to $1,500, in funding each year. Students can also take advantage of the following opportunities:

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $26,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Ontario students enrolled in the PhD program may be eligible for grants and loans awarded by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). When applying for OSAP, please indicate McMaster Divinity College as your institution. For questions regarding OSAP, contact MDC’s Financial Aid Office at mdcaid@mcmaster.ca.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A typical first-year DPT student could have the following scenario*:

    MDC Financial Assistance
    Academic Awards
     $ 1,500
    $ 500
    Total Funding  $ 2,000
    Tuition Fee  $ 8,584
    Amount Payable by Student  $ 6,584

    *based on actual amounts from 2023-24

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students
    Per year $ 8,584 $ 8,584.00

    DPT students must pay a minimum of 3 years of tuition in this program.

    All fees are subject to an additional $26 registration fee.

    Students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Student study space (cubicle) in a secure room
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

     

  • Master of Arts (Theology & Ministry)

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Part-time students who are eligible can receive up to $500, while eligible full-time students can receive up to $1,800. Students who reside in Ontario may be eligible for additional funding. Students can also take advantage of the following opportunities:

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $27,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    OSAP funding is currently not available for the MA (Theology and Ministry) degree.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A typical full-time MA student could have the following scenario*:

    MDC Financial Assistance
    Academic Awards
     $ 1,800
    $ 500
    Total Funding  $ 2,300
    Tuition Fee  $ 7,839
    Amount Payable by Student  $ 5,539

    *based on actual amounts from 2023-24

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students
    Per course $ 871.00 $ 871.00
    Per year
    Full-time at 9 courses
    $ 7,839.00 $ 7,839.00

    All fees are subject to an additional $21 registration fee.

    Full-time and part-time students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

    The fee to audit a course is $312. Discounts for alumni and seniors available.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Student study space (cubicle) in a secure room
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

  • Master of Arts (Counselling & Spiritual Care)

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Part-time students who are eligible can receive up to $500, while eligible full-time students can receive up to $1,800. Students who reside in Ontario may be eligible for additional funding. Students can also take advantage of the following opportunities:

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $27,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    OSAP funding is currently not available for the MA (Theology and Ministry) degree.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A typical full-time MA student could have the following scenario*:

    MDC Financial Assistance
    Academic Awards
     $ 1,800
    $ 500
    Total Funding  $ 2,300
    Tuition Fee  $ 7,839
    Amount Payable by Student  $ 5,539

    *based on actual amounts from 2023-24

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students
    Per course $ 871.00 $ 871.00
    Per year
    Full-time at 9 courses
    $ 7,839.00 $ 7,839.00

    All fees are subject to an additional $21 registration fee.

    Full-time and part-time students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

    The fee to audit a course is $312. Discounts for alumni and seniors available.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Student study space (cubicle) in a secure room
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

  • Master of Arts (Global Christianity)

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Part-time students who are eligible can receive up to $500, while eligible full-time students can receive up to $1,800, or nearly 40% of tuition costs. Students who reside in Ontario may be eligible for additional funding. Students can also take advantage of the following opportunities:

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $27,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    OSAP funding is currently not available for the MA (Theology and Ministry) degree.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A typical full-time MA student could have the following scenario*:

    MDC Financial Assistance
    Academic Awards
     $ 1,800
    $ 500
    Total Funding  $ 2,300
    Tuition Fee  $ 6,968
    Amount Payable by Student  $ 4,668

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students
    Per course
    6-unit course
    $ 1,742.00 $ 1,742.00
    Per year
    Full-time at 4 courses
    $ 6,968.00 $ 6,968.00

    All fees are subject to an additional $21 registration fee.

    Full-time and part-time students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

  • Master of Divinity

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Part-time students who are eligible can receive up to $500, while eligible full-time students can receive up to $1,800. Students who reside in Ontario may be eligible for additional funding. Students can also take advantage of the following opportunities:

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $27,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Ontario students enrolled in the PhD program may be eligible for grants and loans awarded by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). When applying for OSAP, please indicate McMaster Divinity College as your institution. For questions regarding OSAP, contact MDC’s Financial Aid Office at mdcaid@mcmaster.ca.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A typical full-time MDiv student could have the following scenario*:

    MDC Financial Assistance
    Academic Awards
     $ 1,800
    $ 500
    Total Funding  $ 2,300
    Tuition Fee  $ 7,839
    Amount Payable by Student  $ 5,539

    *based on actual amounts from 2023-24

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students
    Per course $ 871.00 $ 871.00
    Per year
    Full-time at 9 courses
    $ 7,839.00 $ 7,839.00

    All fees are subject to an additional $21 registration fee.

    Full-time and part-time students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

    The fee to audit a course is $312. Discounts for alumni and seniors available.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Student study space (cubicle) in a secure room
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

     

  • Master of Theological Studies

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Part-time students who are eligible can receive up to $500, while eligible full-time students can receive up to $1,800, or nearly 40% of tuition costs. Students who reside in Ontario may be eligible for additional funding. Students can also take advantage of the following opportunities:

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $27,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Ontario students enrolled in the PhD program may be eligible for grants and loans awarded by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). When applying for OSAP, please indicate McMaster Divinity College as your institution. For questions regarding OSAP, contact MDC’s Financial Aid Office at mdcaid@mcmaster.ca.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A typical full-time MTS student could have the following scenario*:

    MDC Financial Assistance
    Academic Awards
     $ 1,800
    $ 500
    Total Funding  $ 2,300
    Tuition Fee  $ 7,839
    Amount Payable by Student  $ 5,539

    *based on actual amounts from 2023-24

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students
    Per course $ 871.00 $ 871.00
    Per year
    Full-time at 9 courses
    $ 7,839.00 $ 7,839.00

    All fees are subject to an additional $21 registration fee.

    Full-time and part-time students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

    The fee to audit a course is $312. Discounts for alumni and seniors available.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Student study space (cubicle) in a secure room
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

     

  • Graduate Certificates

    Funding

    McMaster Divinity College awards approximately half a million dollars in financial assistance to our students each year. This money is awarded on a needs basis and does not need to be repaid. Students who take more courses receive a higher percentage of financial aid. Eligible Graduate Certificate students completing their program in one year can receive up to $1,050 in funding. Students can also take advantage of the following opportunities:

    Academic Achievement Awards

    MDC awards approximately $27,000 in academic awards and achievements each year. Students who show exceptional ability in specified areas may receive additional prizes and awards at the end of each academic year.

    Grants & Loans For Ontario Residents

    Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Ontario students enrolled in the PhD program may be eligible for grants and loans awarded by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). When applying for OSAP, please indicate McMaster Divinity College as your institution. For questions regarding OSAP, contact MDC’s Financial Aid Office at mdcaid@mcmaster.ca.

    Additional MDC Financial Assistance may be available for Ontario residents.

    A typical full-time Certificate student could have the following scenario*:

    MDC Financial Assistance
    Academic Awards
     $ 1,050
    $ 500
    Total Funding  $ 2,900
    Tuition Fee  $ 5,226
    Amount Payable by Student  $ 2,326

    *based on actual amounts from 2023-24

     

    Tuition Fees

    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    Per course $ 871.00
    Per program
    6 courses
    $ 5,226.00

    All fees are subject to an additional $21 registration fee.

    Students must also pay MDC student fees and student & GSA health fees. Applicable UHIP premiums will be added for international students.

    The fee to audit a course is $312. Discounts for alumni and seniors available.

     

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Student study space (cubicle) in a secure room
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

     

  • Occasional / Letter of Permission Students
    Domestic Students
    Canadian students
    International Students
    Non-Canadian and visa students (includes single UHIP coverage)
    Per course $ 871.00 $ 871.00

     All fees are subject to an additional $21 registration fee.

    Students must also pay MDC student fees and applicable student & GSA health fees. UHIP premiums will be added for international students. Find information on these fees below.

    The fee to audit a course is $312. Discounts for alumni and seniors available.

    Additional Benefits

    Students in our program can also take advantage of the following:

    • Student study space (cubicle) in a secure room
    • Full access to the Digital Theological Library
    • Software licenses including: Microsoft 365, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning, EndNote, + more

     

     

  • MDC Student Fees

    MDC student fees are $75.00 per course, up to a maximum of $720, or 10 courses (30 units). These fees cover a variety of programs and activities for students, including Divinity Students’ Association (DSA) lunches and events, IT support, library access, and your subscription to the Digital Theological Library.

  • Student & GSA Health Fees

    Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, you are required to pay GSA Health fees. Once students reach 18 units, regardless of status, are required to pay Student Health fees. The rates for these fees are below, more information on the GSA health plan is available at www.studentcare.ca.

    Student Health Plan $ 72.60
    GSA Health $ 275.00

     

  • UHIP Premiums for International Students

    International students pay an additional UHIP annual premium based on the below rates:

    Persons covered Annual Premium
    Student (single)  $     756.00
    Student + 1 dependent  $  1,512.00
    Student + 2 or more dependents  $  2,268.00
  • Refund Policy

    Refund Policy – All 3-unit courses, plus MA and DPT program courses

    Please note that all fees or fines are not refundable after the last day to add/drop. See the MDC calendar for this date.

    If dropping a course is due to a health issue, MDC will consider a change in refund upon receipt of a doctor’s note sent to the Registrar.

    To request a refund or to find out more about our refund policy, contact Student Records.

    Refund Policy – PhD program
    Since PhD students pay an annual amount, there is no charge for dropping courses. However, if a PhD student withdraws from the program, tuition up to the end of the withdrawal month will be charged.

  • Contact Us

    Questions? Contact our Admissions department at divadmit@mcmaster.ca or 905.525.9140 x24402.

    Returning students can contact Student Records at divreg@mcmaster.ca or 905.525.9140 x23277.