An Invitation to All

If “seeking wisdom, nourishing faith, engaging community” describes your journey of heart and mind, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute is for you. We invite you to join a vibrant learning community of women and men who are pursuing professional excellence and personal growth through graduate theological study.

Since 1968, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute has offered masters degrees to part-time students with fulltime lives. Most of our students are from the Christian tradition; about a third are Catholics, a third mainline Protestants, a third evangelical or non-denominational, and occasionally we have Jewish, Unitarian or agnostic students. Some students already have positions in ministry, some are pursuing ordination, and some are studying for more personal reasons. All are welcome.

Our faculty is just as diverse, and strongly committed to the value of learning with and from an ecumenical faith community. They excel in their academic fields, in our classes, and in many cases in professional ministries as well. You will find them welcoming and supportive in your journey.

For the past three years, we have been talking about theological education as a form of friendship—with God and with one another. So we invite you to peruse our website, to contact us for more information or a campus visit, and to consider making new friends.


Rev. Brent Laytham, PhD Dean

Rev. Brent Laytham, PhD Dean

Fr. Phillip J. Brown, P.S.S., President Rector

Fr. Phillip J. Brown, P.S.S. President Rector