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Since its beginning in 1969, the School of Theological Studies has awarded over 1,100 Master of Arts degrees in Theology degrees to lay men and women, priests, and religious, as well as hundreds of undergraduate certificates.

Since its beginning in 1969, the School of Theological Studies has awarded over 1,100 Master of Arts degrees in Theology degrees to lay men and women, priests, and religious, as well as hundreds of undergraduate certificates.

Falling in Love with Scripture

School of Theological Studies

Since its beginning in 1969, the School of Theological Studies has awarded over 1,100 Master of Arts degrees in Theology degrees to lay men and women, priests, and religious, as well as hundreds of undergraduate certificates.

“Years ago, I decided to pursue my Master’s Degree in Theology because I wanted a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith.  I considered an online program but really wanted that human contact of people to study with, and the ability to talk to my professors and really engage with them about the faith. That is what led me to St. Charles. I am so happy with all I learned there. When you get to know God and His plan and the teachings of the Church, it’s like it turns you “right side up”. You see everything with a new perspective. I find that with the knowledge that I’ve gotten through the Master’s Program, I’m more confident in my belief and sharing it with others, and I’m better equipped to face challenges.

I’ve also had the opportunity of teaching seminarians during their Spiritual Year. I teach a class on scripture and beyond just helping them to see the “big picture” of the biblical narrative, my goal is to help the young men get to know the Word within the words; from my standpoint, to help them really fall in love with God in scripture.

I think it’s wonderful that St. Charles is not only educating future priests, but they are also sharing their knowledge with people, like me, who want to pursue a higher degree in Theology. I would recommend that anybody who is interested in a Master’s in Theology come to St. Charles Borromeo, and that all Catholics in the diocese support it as they can, at least in prayer and with more tangible help if possible. The seminary plays such an important role in forming strong priests, not only for our diocese, but also for other dioceses who don’t have a program like this.”

Sarah Christmyer

  • Tuition, room and board for a seminarian working towards his B.A. in Philosophy is $34,975 per year; and tuition, room and board for a seminarian working towards his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees is $37,040 per year.
  • The Seminary has produced many excellent theologians and Church leaders, including over 50 SCBS alumni who have gone on to become bishops.
  • St. Charles has partnered with the Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in creating a Servant Leadership Program specifically targeted at future priests.