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Divinity (Non-Ordination)

The University of St. Thomas (UST)

36 months
407 USD/credit 12210 USD/year
407 USD/credit 12210 USD/year
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Divinity (Non-Ordination) from The University of St. Thomas (UST) is a professional degree program designed to develop the academic and pastoral skills necessary for ministerial leadership.


Divinity (Non-Ordination) from The University of St. Thomas (UST) provides a solid academic foundation in combination with supervised pastoral practice.


This program is available to students preparing for lay ecclesial ministry in the Church or pastoral leadership in Catholic or other Christian denominations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pentateuch
  • Synoptics
  • Paul 
  • Prophets 
  • Old Testament Writings 
  • John 
  • Patristics 
  • Church History 
  • Doctrine of God 
  • Christology 
  • Theological Anthropology
  • Ecclesiology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college/university or an equivalent degree.
  • Transcripts (including final semester, with degree posted) sent directly by the issuing institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Eighteen (18) hours of undergraduate theology and/or philosophy (with a minimum of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one academic/professional and one personal.
  • Completed Application Form
  • Listing of courses completed in theology, ethics, philosophy, or religious education.
  • Any evidence of certification through diocesan programs.
  • Any other material which would support the candidate’s previous theological or religious education and experience.
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Candidates who are not citizens of the United States must present an appropriate visa from the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 407 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    12210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 407 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 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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