Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity program (M.Div.) is designed to prepare students academically, pastorally and spiritually for ordained ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. In collaboration with the faculty of the School, they integrate their academic and spiritual formation through participation in the formation programs of their religious community or diocese. These students are particularly advised and encouraged to augment the three-year M.Div. program with the complementary curriculum in order to fulfill the four years of theological study canonically required for ordination to priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church and to meet the course requirements outlined in the Program of Priestly Formation (PPF) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Lay students who are interested in theological study may wish to explore the Master of Arts (Theology) program.
Goals and Outcomes.
Following the concepts outlined in Pastores dabo vobis and in the Program of Priestly Formation (PPF), as well as the formation requirements of the Western Dominican Province, the M.Div. program helps students integrate four key areas of formation: human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral. The goals and outcomes of the program reflect the various emphases of that unified formation.
Upon completion of the M.Div. degree, students will demonstrate:
Continue on to the M.Div. Degree Requirements. Students currently enrolled in the M.Div. must consult the DSPT Student Handbook for program details.