500 Shaftesbury Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N2
Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is an Anabaptist Christian university, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and offering academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Chartered by the Province of Manitoba in 1998, CMU builds on a foundation of over fifty years of advanced education in the province, combining the resources of three former colleges, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Concord College and Menno Simons College, and their strengths in biblical and theological studies, music, peace and conflict resolution and international development.
CMU offers holistic liberal arts learning that opens students to think clearly and carefully about the world in all of its dimensions within a framework shaped by the Christian faith tradition. CMU’s program is characterized by four commitments: educating for peace and justice, learning through thinking and doing, extending generous hospitality with radical dialogue and modeling invitational community. A practicum component in all degree programs extends learning through community engagement, as students test career interests and serve in Canada and around the world. A vibrant and caring community opens students to grow as persons of imagination, service, leadership and reconciliation.
CMU’s Shaftesbury Campus offers a residential setting on forty-four acres and serves a student body of more than 600 students, of diverse backgrounds, from across Canada and around the world. This campus offers three- and four-year Bachelor of Arts (with 16 distinct majors), along with Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees. In addition, a Graduate School of Theology and Ministry offers Master of Arts in Theological Studies and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degrees. All programs ground students in their areas of specialization, with significant depth in biblical and theological studies and faith integration. CMU also offers an eight-month, Outtatown Discipleship School, providing experiential, cross-cultural, off-campus learning in Canada, South Africa and Guatemala. A four-month, French Outtatown option is also available for students with study and learning in Winnipeg, Montreal, Paris and Burkina Faso.
Menno Simons College (MSC) operates as a college of CMU, in affiliation with, the University of Winnipeg. Fully ten percent of UW students take courses within MSC’s undergraduate, three- and four-year, degree programs in Conflict Resolution Studies and International Development Studies.
Three CMU Alumni: Phillip Ens (’84) is an Operatic bass with a distinguished singing career in North America and Europe; David Fransen (’74) serves as the Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles, CA and Dr. Bonnie Sawatsky (’82) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $6,510
Graduate tuition fees: $6,750
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $11,400
Graduate tuition fees: $6,750
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 570
Full-time (graduates): 5
Part-time (undergraduates): 820
Part-time (graduates): 30
* Source: Canadian Mennonite University