The School of Theology is the program for the theological formation of seminarians at St. Mary’s Seminary & University. The School of Theology offers degree programs and courses primarily to resident Catholic seminarians. On a very limited basis, it may also admit full-time non-resident students not preparing for the Roman Catholic priesthood with the clear understanding that the School of Theology’s academic and pastoral programs are specifically designed for Catholic seminarians and, in large measure, prescribed by the U.S. Bishops’ Program of Priestly Formation (PPF).
By virtue of its charter, St. Mary’s students can also earn from St. Mary’s Ecclesiastical Theological Faculty the ecclesiastical degrees of Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) and Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) concurrently with civil degrees.