of Credits and Policies Regarding Previous Academic Work
admits seminarians at least 30 years of age who do not possess an
undergraduate degree but do possess transferable undergraduate
credits. They complete the entire academic program envisioned by the
Program of Priestly Formation, and typically within six years
completes both undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts in either Theology or
Humanities) and graduate (Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in
Policies Regarding Transfer Credits
Dean of the School of Theology and the University
Registrar carefully assess the academic transcripts of each
candidate, to ascertain the appropriate academic placement of
students, and to guide any further courses of study necessary in
preparation for theological study. In its review of transcripts, the
Dean and Registrar are guided by the following policies:
grade below C is accepted as fulfilling any of the requirements for
the Program of Priestly Formation.
Graduate theological courses earned at other institutions are
scrutinized for content.
undergraduate theology or religious studies courses are accepted as
graduate theological courses.
a candidate’s previous course of studies is highly technical in
nature, admission is conditional upon the completion of an
undergraduate liberal arts core, including Humanities, Western
Civilization, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology,
and Pastoral Communications (Speech).
Religious Studies courses are accepted in fulfillment of Program
of Priestly Formation requirements as long as they treat an
introduction to Scripture and the dogmatic and moral sections of the
Catechism of the Catholic Church.
acceptance of philosophy credits taken at non-Catholic colleges is
judged on a case-by-case basis.
fulfillment of the Program of Priestly Formation Philosophy
requirements of 24 credits is judged complete if those credits treat
the following specific issues: Logic, Philosophical Anthropology,
Philosophical Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Natural Theology,
and a complete History of Philosophy.