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Graduate Programs

Are you ready to deepen your faith, ask the important questions, and open your mind in an environment of critical enquiry?


As the College’s mission statement highlights, programs offered are designed to prepare graduates who think rigorously in order to act rightly and serve humanity better.

St. Mark’s offers programs that are oriented primarily towards ministerial leadership: Pastoral Studies, Catholic Educational Leadership, Religious Education, and Theological Studies.

All graduate programs begin with a focus on the Catholic theological heritage, offering core courses in Foundations of Theology, Christology and Trinity, Christian Morality, Scripture, and Liturgy and Sacraments.

Each program then focuses on concentration courses to build professional experience. The experiential programs of Catholic Educational Leadership, Pastoral Studies, and Religious Education then end with a field-based experience which aims to blend theological knowledge with professional experience.

These degrees serve the fields of education, social services, healthcare and other forms of chaplaincy are part of the mission of the Church, which are foundational to much of the social, educational, and healthcare infrastructure of our province and nation.

Specializations and degree options

We offer specialized graduate programs in four distinct areas. Students can complete a graduate certificate of 15 credits, a graduate diploma of 24 or 27 credits, or a master's degree of 39-42 credits. Each master's degree requires the completion of core and concentration courses, culminating in a field-based learning experience, research paper, or a thesis.

Catholic Educational Leadership

Attain a critical and constructive understanding of responsible and ethical leadership in educational organizations, to be exercised in the light of faith and the Church. Learn More.

Pastoral Studies

Prepare for ministry, learn to integrate theology with ministry practice, and help foster spiritual lives. Learn More.

Religious Education

Equip yourself with a deeper understanding of Catholic theology, greater competence in the teaching of religion, stronger leadership in religious education programs, and an enriched spiritual life. Learn More.

Theological Studies

Develop a theological foundation that is faithful to the Catholic tradition, sensitive to beliefs of other faith traditions, and aware of the contemporary culture. Learn More.
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