Master of Divinity, Master | Aquinas Institute of Theology | Saint Louis, United States
36 months
800 USD/credit 21866 USD/year
800 USD/credit 21866 USD/year
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The 81 credit hour Master of Divinity (MDiv) at Aquinas Institute of Theology provides a comprehensive theological education in the Roman Catholic tradition that will prepare you to meet an evolving ministerial environment and needs of our modern and global Church.


The Master of Divinity degree at Aquinas Institute of Theology offers three opportunities to engage in field education: Supervised Practice of Ministry (SPM) I and II, as well as a Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at an ACPE Certified Institution. The field education curriculum at Aquinas Institute assists student in developing a pastoral leadership style that is marked by effectiveness, service, integration, and a special commitment to the ministry of the Word.

Ministry Opportunities

  • The MDiv degree prepares students to excel in a variety of ministerial positions. These include serving as a high school and college campus minister, a parish life coordinator, a director of religious education, a hospital chaplain, and a theology teacher.
  • The MDiv degree is the basic academic credential required for priestly ordination in the Catholic Church. Qualified students seeking ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood are expected to fulfill these degree requirements, as well as others outlined in the Program of Priestly Formation set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar 
  • Integrative Seminar 
  • Uses of Philosophy in Theology 
  • Bible Interpretation 
  • Old Testament Electives 
  • New Testament Elective 
  • Christology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


82 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Reflection Paper
  • Standardized Tests
  • Interview
  • Three References
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21866 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    21866 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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