Mature Students

Wycliffe College is a graduate school, and therefore almost all of our programs require applicants to hold, at minimum, a bachelor's degree. Mature students who do not have an undergraduate degree may, under certain circumstances, be admitted to the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program.  Only a limited number of spaces are available for students in this category.1 

Please note that the MDiv program requires 2 semesters of full-time, in-person study.  Wycliffe currently does not offer an online-only option for students without an undergraduate degree.

Applicants will be considered based on their individual merits. In some circumstances, applicants may need to have completed at least one year of university undergraduate courses, normally within the previous five years, and have attained at least a B- (70%) average.

If you are admitted in this category, you will be considered a “special student” until you have successfully completed 10 credits of study at Wycliffe, at which point your credits will be transferred to the Master of Divinity program.  

Contact our Admissions Office to discuss your specific situation.


The limit is set by our accrediting body (the Association of Theological Schools) and by our agreement with the TST and the University of Toronto.