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Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

12 months
635 USD/credit 20955 USD/year
635 USD/credit 20955 USD/year
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Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) offers two distinct master of arts degree paths, each providing outstanding opportunities for lay students to enrich their faith lives and their ability to serve God’s Church. Specifically, the SHSST Arts Program strives to provide a deep exploration of the meaning of the Christian faith in today’s world. 


About the program

Students in Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology Arts Program will benefit from the seminary’s outstanding faculty, known for both their excellent teaching and their writing. They have doctorates from Notre Dame, Marquette, Catholic University, and Fordham, and several pontifical universities in Rome. 

Their work is faithful to Church teaching, while engaging the newest developments in their fields. SHSST is accredited both by The Higher Learning Commission and by the Association of Theological Schools. 

Programme Structure

  • Classes take place in a spiritually rich seminary setting, with a diverse resident seminarian population representing five continents. 
  • Known for its welcoming spirit, the dynamic learning community at SHSST enriches not only the mind, but the heart. The Eucharist, Adoration and Reconciliation, regular parts of seminary life, are coupled with a commitment to the social teachings of the Church.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits


On Campus

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

In order to be admitted to the Master of Arts Program, an applicant must:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree 
  • Possess six credits of undergraduate philosophy in the areas relevant to theological studies, and posses six credits of undergraduate theology
  • Submit a personal history containing: past education or specialized training, employment record, church activity or service, and a personal goal statement describing why the applicant is interested in pursuing the master of arts degree
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the pastor or other competent authority in a parish, diocese, religious community or the equivalent
  • Possess advanced knowledge of English.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20955 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 635 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20955 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 635 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Abbeville

900 - 1400 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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