Pre-Theology: Master of Arts

Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophical Studies)

According to the Program of Priestly Formation, Fifth Edition (PPF), philosophical studies are fundamental and indispensable to theological studies and the formation of priesthood candidates.

For seminarians whose undergraduate education has not included the advanced study of philosophy required for entrance into the Master of Divinity program, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology offers a "balanced, comprehensive, integrated, and coherent" (PPF, 155) two-year, graduate-level pre-theology program, resulting in a Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophical Studies).

The degree consists of 48 credit hours and fulfills the PPF's pre-theology requirement of 30 hours in philosophy and 12 hours in theology.