Catholic Theological Union

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The Master of Divinity program from the Catholic Theological Union prepares students for full-time professional ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. As the basic professional degree in ministry, the M.Div. provides general ministry preparation and offers a variety of opportunities for more specific concentration within the program.


We offer a master degree in Divinity at the Catholic Theological Union. For those seeking to fulfill academic requirements for Roman Catholic Ordination, an additional 30 credit-hours of coursework is required to meet the specifications for academic and ministerial formation as required by The Program of Priestly Formation (Washington: USCCB, 2005).

Educational Goals and Outcomes

  • Exercises pastoral leadership in the Roman Catholic Church as a lay or ordained minister in a variety of pastoral, cultural, and geographic areas;
  • Knows and articulates the Roman Catholic tradition and applies it accurately, proficiently, sensitively, and faithfully;
  • Acquires pastoral skills and demonstrates competence in effective pastoral ministry.

Programme Structure

  • Note: CTU offers a selection of courses in philosophy to help MDiv students meet the prerequisites in philosophy for this degree. 
  • Students may take CTU 3000 level theology courses to meet the prerequisites in theology or religious studies. Advanced standing rather than credit will be given in those theological areas

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48 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Application fee ($55.00)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 940 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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