St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute (EI) was founded in 1968 as part of St. Mary’s Seminary & University, America’s oldest Roman Catholic seminary, in cooperation with ecumenical leaders. St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute invites people of all denominations into the journey of theological study. Our ethos is one of seeking wisdom, nourishing faith, engaging community.
Our student body of women and men is both interdenominational and interracial, as is our excellent faculty. Nearly all of St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute's professors have earned doctorates, and a significant number are well-known published scholars. The faculty is drawn from neighboring academic and religious institutions as well as from St. Mary's.Read More
St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute offers accredited graduate theological education that is intellectually rigorous, personally enriching, and professionally empowering. Students in our diverse learning community pursue two master’s degrees, several graduate certificates, introductory explorations, and a post-master’s Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute also offers master’s level coursework leading to a Master of Divinity through Lancaster Theological Seminary.
St. Mary’s Seminary & University does not offer courses of study leading to a professional licensure as regulated by the state or federal government.
All EI courses are now fully available online. St. Mary’s Seminary & University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
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St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute has a rolling admissions policy. Students may apply at any time for admission by submitting the appropriate materials.Read More
Students have a host of resources available to support their theological education, from free parking and a great library to writing assistance and advising. If you cannot find it here, call the St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute office (410.864.4200) or contact the appropriate staff member.... Read More
More than 750 alums of St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute are making a difference in Baltimore, in Maryland and D.C., West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and around the world. They remain engaged with St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute through social media, attendance at public lectures, discounted library and audit fees, and through the work of their Alumni Council.... Read More
St. Mary’s Seminary and University: Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, with the following degree programs approved: Master's in Divinity, Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, with the following degree programs approved: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries.Read More
There are a number of different ways of making a gift, whether during your lifetime or as a legacy.Read More
The EI now has a line of apparel bearing our logo! We all can wear our pride in being connected to Baltimore’s premier graduate school of theology and ministry that embraces and celebrates its ecumenical legacy: seeking wisdom, nurturing faith, engaging community. Click the photo below to be redirected to our online store.
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