Master On Campus


Santa Clara University

24 months
604 USD/credit 18120 USD/year
604 USD/credit 18120 USD/year
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The Master of Divinity at Santa Clara University is a three-year academic and professional degree that meets the needs for both academic training and pastoral experience of those preparing for pastoral ministry in the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S.


Learning outcomes

The Jesuit School's Master of Divinity degree program at Santa Clara University is designed to enable graduates to:

  • gain a broad theological foundation and hone it in light of assuming leadership roles within the church,
  • develop a critical fidelity to the Roman Catholic tradition, in service of the faith that does justice,
  • recognize the interplay between faith and culture in addressing theological and/or pastoral issues that emerge in diverse cultural contexts,
  • develop a professional ministerial identity, which values collaborative leadership and shows commitment to ministerial ethics,
  • grow and deepen in their relationship with God and in community, cultivating a spirituality that will sustain them in professional ministry.


Santa Clara University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various academic and other programs within the University are also accredited by specific accrediting bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Bible
  • Society and Christian Ethics
  • Systematics
  • History
  • Religion and Society
  • Confessional Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling or Spiritual Direction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master of Divinity essay
  • For Domestic Students: Official scores of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years
  • For International Students: Proficiency in English
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary academic work
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 604 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 604 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Santa Clara

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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