Theology and Divinity (Dual Degree)

Oblate School of Theology

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Candidates for the Master of Divinity degree (MDiv) who hold a bachelor’s degree may apply 18 credit hours from the Master of Divinity toward a Master of Arts (Theology) degree. 

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Candidates may earn a MA (Theology) degree by acquiring eighteen additional graduate credits in courses taken at OST, i.e. not transferred from another institution, and by fulfilling either of the final project requirements (Comprehensive Examination or Thesis) as designated for the MA (Theology) degree. The additional credits can be covered for seminarians by the additional credits beyond the MDiv degree that are required by the Program of Priestly Formation. The extra courses taken in the appropriate areas of Cultural and Historical Studies, Scriptural Studies, Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Sacramental Theology, or Spirituality may be distributed among these areas or along with the final project, focused in one of them to constitute a concentration in that area.

The total hours for the two degrees equal 98 graduate credit hours (for presbyteral candidates who must also obtain the Certificate of Advanced Studies for Presbyteral Ministry, 68 a minimum of 106 graduate credit hours).

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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Complete the online application and payment form
    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • 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. Test results must be sent directly to the school. Students who have earned an MA are exempt from these tests.

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