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St. John’s Seminary

Camarillo, California, United States
Welcome to the home of St. John’s Seminary, an international institution in Southern California devoted to preparing men who have responded generously to God’s call to the priesthood. 

Master's Programmes

Humanities (3)

About

History

On September 12, 1939, under the leadership of its first Rector, Reverend William P. Barr, C.M., and ten faculty members, St. John’s Seminary opened its doors to seventy candidates for the priesthood. The development of the grounds expanded swiftly.

Education

  • Pre-Theology Program
  • Master of Divinity Degree
  • Master of Arts Degree
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry Degree
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPM) Program

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Services

Housing services

Seminarians live in 3 recently remodeled dormitories. Each room has bed, desk, closet and en-suite bathroom. There is a student lounge/television room in each dorm as well as a large common recreation room. Three meals a day are provided in the seminary refectory. Students may cook their own food in a student kitchen if they like.

Library services

  • Carrie Estelle Doheny Memorial Library
  • The Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library

Student Life

Campus life

Seminarians live in 3 recently remodeled dormitories. Each room has bed, desk, closet and en-suite bathroom. There is a student lounge/television room in each dorm as well as a large common recreation room. Three meals a day are provided in the seminary refectory. Students may cook their own food in a student kitchen if they like.

Sports facilities

St. John’s Seminary sits on 100 acres of orange, lemon and avocado groves. The seminary also boasts basketball, volleyball, handball and tennis courts, a lap pool, soccer/football field and a new weight room. Hiking and bike trails surround the property.  

Accreditation

  • St. John’s Seminary in California is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).
  • St. John’s is also accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Camarillo, California, United States

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