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Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

Franklin, Wisconsin, United States
With approximately 150 students, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is North America's largest Catholic seminary focused on preparing men of all ages for priesthood. Sacred Heart's expertise ensures a rich, rewarding and effective formation experience for older men, while rigorously following the Program of Priestly Formation, 5th Edition.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (1)



The seminary began because Venerable Leo John Dehon, a French priest and the founder of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, valued education, had a passion for the priesthood and was committed to social justice. The seminary program was established at Sacred Heart Monastery in 1932 with the introduction of philosophy and theology courses.


Sacred Heart offers an accredited Master of Arts Program open to laity, a robust ESL program serving religious communities and dioceses around the world, and other programs and educational opportunities. 

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Library services

The Leo Dehon Library houses a comprehensive theological and scriptural collection of over 100,000 volumes in a light, inviting space. The collection has special strengths in the areas of church history, social justice, Mozarabic liturgy, and canon law, and is enhanced by extensive holdings in philosophy, psychology, and the arts. 


Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada. The seminary's Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degree programs are approved.

Franklin, Wisconsin, United States