Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Admissions

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Eligibility

To seek a graduate degree, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a four-year bachelor's degree (in any field of study) from an accredited college or university; some exceptions may apply
  • Maintained a college academic GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Possess the interests, aptitudes and personal objectives that correspond with the program's goals;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language
  • Have sufficient computer skills

How to Apply

1) Request an application

2) Submit the following: 

  • Official transcripts (undergraduate, graduate) sent from the institution
  • Completed application
  • Application essays as described in the application booklet
  • Three reference forms
  • Nonrefundable $30 application fee

3) Schedule an interview - call (800) 634-6723

Application Deadlines

You may apply and be admitted throughout the year. You need to apply by these deadlines to start classes in the given term:

  • Fall term: July 1
  • Spring term: December 1
  • Early summer term: March 1
  • Late summer term: May 1

Exceptions

You may be admitted to the degree program on probation if you are pursuing, but have not yet completed, an undergraduate degree. However, you may earn no more than 15 credit hours toward your graduate degree before your undergraduate degree is completed.

In exceptional cases, you may seek admission without a bachelor's degree. You must have completed the majority of an undergraduate program and must petition the Academic Dean and the Director of Lay Degree Programs to be accepted.

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and have the scores sent directly to us from the testing agency. For more information, see www.toefl.org.

We will assess your language skills when you arrive on campus and will provide you with support through our Mader Learning Center.

Computer Skills

You need to be able to:

  • Use a word processing program to submit term papers and other written assignments;
  • Send and receive email; and send, receive and open attachments;
  • Use the Internet and Internet search engines;
  • Use our online course management system to read and post assignments; 
  • Use the Archabbey Library's print and electronic resources; and
  • Make class presentations using PowerPoint or other presentation software.

Eligibility

To take classes as a non-degree student, you must:

  • Have a four-year bachelor's degree (in any field of study) from an accredited college or university
  • Have graduated with a GPA of 2.5 or higher

You may take no more than 15 credit hours without enrolling in a degree or certificate program.

How to Apply

1) Request an application

2) Submit the following:

  • Completed Non-Degree Student Application Form
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate) sent from the institution(s)
    [Note: If you are enrolled in a graduate theology program at another institution, just have a letter sent to us from the registrar of that institution to confirm your student status.]
  • Three letters of recommendations (at least one professional or academic and one personal)

3) Request permission from the Director of Lay Degree Programs

Application Deadlines

You may apply and be admitted throughout the year. You need to apply by these deadlines to start classes in the given term:

  • Fall term: July 1
  • Spring term: Dec. 1
  • Early summer term: March 1
  • Late summer term: May 1

You can audit any class with the permission of the instructor and the Academic Dean, prior to the beginning of the course. You will receive an official record of such an audit.

To register, contact the Office of Lay Degree Programs.