Master of Catholic Thought


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Cristina Vanin
Associate Professor
519-884-8111 x 28266


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Welcome to the Master of Catholic Thought

The Master of Catholic Thought (MCT) program at St. Jerome’s University offers graduate students a transformative learning experience. Our unique graduate theology program is a conjoint master’s-level degree offered together with the University of Waterloo.


The MCT program responds to the need for “Theology for the World” for those of all faith denominations, who provide leadership in areas such as health care, social services, and education working in communities, churches, and beyond, to be theologically informed regarding Roman Catholic life and thought. The program is also well aligned for those who distinctively wish to pursue a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Catholic tradition.


We welcome you to join us in exploring one of the most vibrant and venerable faith traditions, and its implications for the good of the world.


Use the following links to learn more about Admissions, Degree Requirements, and our Faculty, or scroll down on this page to view more information on how to apply, program costs, program overview, and upcoming courses.



Note: The Master of Catholic Thought (MCT) program is not currently accepting applications.

How To Apply

All applicants for the Master of Catholic Thought program must complete the online application form through the University of Waterloo. For more information, please visit our Admissions page.

What Does It Cost?

Fees for the Winter 2024 term are as follows:


  Tuition charged by course Incidental fees charged each term (excluding HST)
Domestic Ontario Students $584 per course

$320.03 part time

Domestic Out-of-Province Students $613 per course $320.03 part time
International Students $767 per course

$572.03 part time


Please visit the Tuition Fee Schedules page on the UW website for further details.

Program At A Glance


Graduate Field



Students register as Degree, Non-degree-Credit, or Non-degree-Audit status. For more information visit our Admissions page.



Delivery Mode
On-campus (St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo), but may vary to meet the needs of students.



Program Length
Full-time – 2 years, Part-time – 4-5 years



How to Apply



Application Deadline
Flexible. Master of Catholic Thought applications are assessed year-round. But we recommend a Fall start date, and to ensure consideration for Fall admission, prospective students should submit their application by April of the year they wish to begin the program.



Academic Requirements
Students must take 7 courses (5 core and 2 electives) and complete a 35-50 page research paper. For more information visit our Degree Requirements page.




Upcoming Courses
Academic Term Course Instructor Instructor Email
Fall 2023 CT 612: Ethics and Leadership Scott Kline
Winter 2024 CT 604: Catholic Moral Life & Thought TBA  
Winter 2024 CT 612: Special Topics Cristina Vanin