The Seminary and School of Theology offers graduate-level degrees in philosophy and theology. Priesthood candidates work toward a Master’s in Catholic Philosophical Studies or Master of Divinity. Lay degree students can earn a Master of Arts (Catholic Thought and Life), a Master of Theological Studies, or a Master’s in Catholic Philosophical Studies.
Saint Meinrad began offering lay degree programs in 1969, when students worked on their degrees during a six-week Summer Session program. In the fall of 1993, the School expanded its mission to allow lay ministry students to attend classes during any of the academic terms. While some classes specifically aimed at ordination preparation are reserved for MDiv students, lay ministers are welcome to pursue their graduate degrees as part-time or full-time students. More than 5,000 men and women have studied at Saint Meinrad.
The Institute for Priests and Presbyterates offers programs to help priests make a successful transition into parish life and become effective pastors. Additionally, the Institute works with diocesan presybterates seeking to achieve greater unity.
Other School programs include a permanent deacon formation program, which assists Catholic dioceses in the formation of its deacon candidates, and a youth and vocations program, which encourages high school and college students to participate more deeply in the Church’s liturgy and consider a vocation of service to the Church.
ATS Member Status: Accredited
200 Hill Drive
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
Denis Robinson, President-Rector Ph: 812-357-6522
Robert Alvis, Academic Dean Ph: 812-357-6543
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Fall 2010 Data:
Enrollment: 233 (178.0 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 21
Faculty Part-Time: 9
Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA (Catholic Philosophical Studies) (preliminary), MA, MTS
Comprehensive distance education program: no
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