Graduate Studies

CMU Graduate Studies Online Application Form

The online application form is for the MA in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development, the Collaborative Master of Business Administration, and the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry.

Canadian/USA Citizens

Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, CMU will accept electronic transcripts from approved institutions. CMU will accept electronic transcripts only for those applying for the Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 intakes.

International Students

CMU recognizes that COVID-19 is causing delays and uncertainties with obtaining original documents and transcripts, English proficiency testing, and study visas and permits. CMU is not waiving any of these requirements. However, to make it possible to meet these requirements, CMU will accept electronic transcripts under the following conditions:

  • CMU will accept electronic transcripts only for those applying for the all 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 intakes.
  • Electronic transcripts must be official transcripts submitted to CMU directly from the institution. The transcripts must be sent from the Registrar's office of the institution, using an email address which is published and easily accessible on the institution's website.
  • Admission based on electronic transcripts will be conditional. Final admission will only be granted after CMU receives official hard copies of the transcripts, sent by the institution. The hard copies of the transcripts must be identical to the transcripts on which conditional admission was based. Students will not be able to begin studies at CMU until hard copies of the transcripts have been received and reviewed.
  • Letters of Conditional Acceptance, for use when applying for a study permit and visa, will be provided when conditional acceptance is granted.

Students facing additional disruptions to the application process due to the COVID-19 situation should contact CMU to discuss deferring applications and enrolment to the following term or academic year.

Application Process

You must ensure the application is submitted and complete before the application deadline. Application deadlines for each program can be found below:

Deadline for International students: Completed applications, including the application, the application fee and all required supporting documentation, must be received by March 31 for the Fall Semester June 30 for the Winter Semester, and January 31 for the Spring/Summer semester. Completed MBA applications must be received by January 15.

Checklist of Items Needed

  • Complete all required fields on the Application for Admission Form (below) and agree with the Statement of Understanding (representing your signature). Mark N/A if the information is not applicable to your situation.
  • Write and submit a Statement of Interest and Intent. Identify in a paragraph or two the reasons for your interest in Graduate Studies and what your learning objectives are. You are welcome to mention any vocational goals that you think are relevant to your proposed studies.
  • Pass on the confidential reference forms to the referees. Ensure you select the appropriate reference forms for your program application. One academic and one non-academic (professional or character) reference is preferred. For students applying for the MA in Christian Ministry at least one letter of reference should come from a local or denominational church leader. For students applying for the MDiv, one reference should be academic and the other two should come from local or denominational church leaders.
  • Provide official copies of post-secondary transcripts. Transcripts must show completion of a bachelor's degree. Transcripts must be sent directly to Graduate Studies Admissions by the school from which you graduated. (Faxed or scanned transcripts are not acceptable.) See above for exceptions for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 intakes only.
  • Master of Business Administration Only: Include a copy of your resumé with your application.
  • Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $80 from Canadian/US students or $150 from international students must be included with this application.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)

Step 1: Applicant Information
Name and Address
Title  Mr.    Miss    Mrs.    Ms.    Mx.
First Name *
Middle Name
Surname *
Mailing Address *
City/Town *
Prov/State *
Postal/Zip Code *
Country *
Address Valid Until (yyyy-mm-dd)
Permanent Address
(Only if different from current address above)
Phone Number * - -
Cell Number - -
Work Number - -
Fax Number - -
Email Address *
Personal Information
Date of Birth * (yyyy-mm-dd)
Gender *
Marital Status Single
Place of Birth
Are you a Canadian Citizen? * Yes
If not, are you? A Permanent Resident
A Refugee
Citizen of
(Please provide documentation of status to the admissions department if you are not a Canadian Citizen.)
First Language (Refers to Mother Tongue) * English
If English is not your first language, indicate the number of years of English instruction you have received:
If you have completed or plan to write any of the following English tests – T.O.E.F.L., CanTEST, M.E.L.A.B., I.E.L.T.S., PTE (Academic), or C.A.E.L. – enter the following information:
Test Name
Date (to be) Written (yyyy-mm-dd)
Score Received
If you are of Indigenous ancestry, please specify First Nations (Status)
First Nations (Non-Status)
Home Church
Church Denomination
No Affiliation (check if not affiliated with any church or denomination)
Emergency Contact
Emergency Phone - -
How did you hear about CMU's Graduate program?
Step 2: Program Information
Graduate School * Graduate School of Theology and Ministry
MA in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – closed for 2020
I plan to study * Full time (18 or more credit hours per year)
Part time (less than 18 credit hours per year)
I am applying for * Regular status (having met all entrance requirements)
Special status (not having met all entrance requirements)
Program of Study * Master of Arts:
      Christian Ministry
      Theological Studies
Master of Divinity
Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies
CMU – MBBS Students
Students who are members of the Mennonite Brethren church and who intend to affiliate with Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Canada (as well as CMU) must indicate their intention here. Before doing so, a conversation about this should take place with the Associate Dean of MBBS, Pierre Gilbert.
I wish to enter the program in * Fall 2020 (Sep – Dec)
Winter 2021 (Jan – Apr)
Spring 2021 (May – Aug)
I am interested in on-campus housing Yes (Please fill out the Online Housing Application Form.)
Statement of Interest and Intent
Please identify in a paragraph or two the reasons for your interest in graduate studies and what your learning objectives are. You are welcome to mention any vocational goals that you think are relevant to your proposed studies. (Minimum 200 words.) *
Step 3: Education and Work Experience
Educational Background
Please list in chronological order each College, University, or Graduate School you've attended -- along with its location, the dates you attended and graduated, and your areas of study. *

If you have graduated, please request that your university or college send an official transcript to the Graduate Studies Admissions Office. If you are presently in university, please ask your university or college to send an official interim transcript that shows courses completed as well as courses currently in progress. After graduation, please ask the university or college to send an official final transcript. Photocopies and faxes are not acceptable.
Work Experience
Please list in chronological order up to four of your previous employers, their locations, the dates you worked there, and the nature of your position. *
Step 4: References
Reference #1
Ref #1 Phone - -
Ref #1 Email
Reference #2
Ref #2 Phone - -
Ref #2 Email
Reference #3
Ref #3 Phone - -
Ref #3 Email
Reference Forms I have given reference forms to the people named above
All Graduate Studies letter of reference forms can be found here. The completed forms must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to CMU's Admissions Department by the referee.
Step 5: Statement of Understanding
I certify that the information provided on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge.
I agree *
Date * (yyyy-mm-dd)
Step 6: Application Fee
Application Type * Canada and U.S. Applicant: $80 Fee (non-refundable)
International Applicant: $150 Fee (non-refundable)
Other Payment Arrangements Authorized by CMU Admissions
Security Confirmation

Note: Your application will remain active and open to allow time for your official transcripts to reach CMU. To ensure that you are accepted and eligible to register for courses, send your transcripts promptly.

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