Oblate School of Theology

24 months
720 USD/credit
720 USD/credit
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The Divinity program of Oblate School of Theology is a professional degree with the purpose of providing a solid foundation in the various theological disciplines and development of ministerial skills to prepare both lay and priesthood candidates for effective ministry in the Church.


The Divinity program of Oblate School of Theology prepares persons for pastoral ministry through academic study and supervised practice.

Academic Requirements

As a Roman Catholic school of theology, OST makes special reference to the requirements of the Program of Priestly Formation of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in designing the MDiv degree.

Students must complete at least two years of full-time study at OST. The degree program must be completed within seven years after matriculation.

Master of Divinity students must develop a capacity to minister in the English and Spanish languages. Any exceptions need to be approved by the MDiv Director in consultation with the academic advisor. To achieve the Spanish proficiency expected of an MDiv graduate, it is necessary to be able to celebrate the liturgy, preach, and converse in Spanish. Prior to enrolling in upper-level preaching and sacrament courses, students should demonstrate an intermediate Spanish competency. Spanish language proficiency can be demonstrated through course work assignments. In some selected upper-level courses, primarily pastoral and sacramental core courses, students should complete at least one substantive assignment in Spanish. Such requirements are specified on the syllabus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Church History II: Holy Roman Empire to the Present
  • Scriptural Hermeneutics
  • Christian Anthropology: Humanity Transformed in Christ
  • Christian Marriage: Theological & Canonical Aspects
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Basic Pastoral Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application and payment form
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, undergraduate and graduate, reflecting degree(s) received from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent training at an institution outside the U.S. sent directly to OST. Student copies are not acceptable.
  • Goals and Objectives Form
  • Biographical Information Form
  • Three recommendations, on forms provided by the School, attesting to the candidate’s religious, moral, and intellectual qualifications for ministry
  • If necessary, submit official score reports from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE)
  • International Students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to begin Full-Time studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    720 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 720 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    720 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 720 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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