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Religious Education

Saint Louis University

24 months
440 USD/credit 7920 USD/year
440 USD/credit 7920 USD/year
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The Religious Education at Saint Louis University is geared toward students who want to earn a degree that will prepare them to work as a religious educator in a parish setting or a teacher of theology in Catholic schools.


About Religious Education at Saint Louis University

The M.A. in religious education program consists of a two-year program of study that includes 36 credits of coursework. Fifteen credits, including a three-credit practicum, are taken in SLU's School of Education. The remaining 21 credits are taken in SLU's Department of Theological Studies.

Resources for theology students at SLU include the more than 37,000 microfilms of the Vatican Film Library, the archives of the Institute of Jesuit Sources and more than 150,000 volumes of the Divinity Library in the Pius XII Memorial Library (which contains 1.4 million books, journals and other media). The library also provides access to many key research resources, including the Patrologia Latina, Brepolis, Early English Books OnLine, ATLA, Catholic Periodical Index, J-STOR, Index of Christian Art, as well as electronic access to major journals and other indexing tools.


Graduates of SLU's theology program have gone on to a wide range of careers in academia, educational administration, museums, libraries, archives and nonprofit agencies. SLU's Department of Theological Studies is committed to the professional preparation of every graduate student.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Christian Tradition
  • Seminar in World Religions
  • Christian Theology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Professional goal statement
  • Proof of financial support

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 440 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    7920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 440 USD per credit during 24 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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