Divinity, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
36 months
52190 USD/year
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Since the Master of Divinity from Catholic University of America is first a professional degree, the purpose of this program is to foster basic theological understanding and to develop initial pastoral competence on the part of students preparing for ministry. 


Accordingly, the Divinity curriculum from Catholic University of America involves an in-depth study of the Christian, especially the Roman Catholic, theological tradition, and a supervised practice of ministry. The department offers an optional Concentration in Hispanic Ministry that has additional requirements involving the Spanish language and Hispanic/Latino studies and placement in a setting involving Hispanic ministry.


All students are ordinarily required to take six credits of Basic Supervised Ministry or a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E.) and the one-semester Advanced Supervised Ministry course. At least one course must be taken in a non-Catholic ecclesial tradition through the offerings of the Washington Theological Consortium.

All students entering the program must take the following courses in the first fall semester:

  • Proseminar for Masters Students
  • History and Method of Theology
  • Foundations of Christian Moral Life

Language Requirement

Students are expected to have a reading knowledge of Latin. Since Latin is considered a prerequisite, it must be satisfied by the end of the first fall semester in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • systematic theology (18)
  • moral theology (12)
  • biblical studies (12)
  • one course each in canon law, church history, liturgical studies, and spirituality (12)
  • academic electives (12)
  • pastoral ministry (18) and ministry seminars (6)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate foundation in philosophy, consisting of a minimum of 12 credit hours drawn from the following areas: history of philosophy, logic, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of God, and philosophical anthropology.
  • A reading knowledge of Latin (which may be fulfilled in the first fall semester of studies).
  • An introduction to the Old Testament and an Introduction to the New Testament. Students who have not already had these courses at the undergraduate level must take TRS 504A (Introduction to Old Testament) and TRS 504B (Introduction to New Testament) to fulfill this prerequisite in their first academic year. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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