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About Saint Paul University

Saint Paul University is a bilingual institution located in the nation’s capital. With its roots in the Catholic tradition, the University’s academic values are focused on creating a more just and humane future. 

SPU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition to our founding disciplines—canon law, philosophy, and theology—we offer courses in social communication, social innovation, transformative leadership, counselling and psychotherapy, public ethics, conflict studies, and human relations and spirituality.

SPU’s approach to education is human-centered. From courses focused on relevant social issues to the low student to professor ratio that allows for more interactive teaching, SPU students receive a personalized university experience that fosters personal growth and academic and professional success.


Partnership Agreement

Catholic Principals’ Council | Ontario (CPCO) and Saint Paul University (SPU) have established a partnership agreement to assist students in seamlessly transferring from CPCO’s Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) into SPU’s Transformative Leadership and Spirituality graduate programs. 

Effective February 16, 2021, the following paths are available to prospective students:

  • Graduates of the CPCO Principal Qualification Program (PQP) – Part 1 are eligible to transfer up to one course (3 units) into the SPU Graduate Diploma in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality. Transferred units are counted as optional courses.
  • Graduates of the CPCO Principal Qualification Program (PQP) – Part 1 are eligible to transfer up to one course (3 units) into the SPU Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality. Transferred units are counted as optional courses.
  • Graduates of both CPCO PQP – Part 1 and Part 2 are eligible to transfer up to two courses (6 units) into the SPU Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality. Transferred units are counted as optional courses.
  • Mode of Delivery – Hybrid delivery online with synchronous and asynchronous classes. 

SPU’S Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality

The Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality offers a progressive, multidisciplinary approach to help students build their capacity as a leader for positive change.

Graduate Diploma in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality

This graduate diploma is designed as a professional development opportunity for established and emerging leaders. The program helps participants enhance leadership practice and skills, as well as their capacity for social transformation.

Master’s in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality

In this program – the first of its kind in Canada – students engage with the latest research on the intellectual, spiritual, personal and professional dimensions of leadership. Combining a focus on self-reflection and critical thought, students develop their leadership capacity to mobilize resources to address contemporary systemic challenges and to enact holistic, inclusive and meaningful change.

For more information, visit ustpaul.ca.