The Ecumenical Institute

Theological studies for people of all denominations

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 is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 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.

About Us

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.

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Academics

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 masters degrees, seven graduate certificates, introductory explorations, and a post-masters Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute also offers doctoral level coursework leading to a Doctorate of Ministry through Ashland Theological Seminary.

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Prospective Students

St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute has a rolling admissions policy. Students may apply at any time for admission by submitting the appropriate materials.

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Current Information

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.

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EI Alumni

2014_commencement_smMore 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.

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News & Events

News and announcements of events at St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute

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Accreditation & Educational Effectiveness

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: Masters in Divinity, Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Arts in Church Ministry. 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 Church Ministry.

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Contact Us

General communication and individual contacts

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Support Us

There are a number of different ways of making a gift, whether during your lifetime or as a legacy.

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