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The Distribution of Ordination Master of Divinity Courses
(no fewer than 120 credits as specified)


  • Sacred Scripture (SC) 19
  • Theology (TH) 41
  • Church History (CH) 12
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Theology (PST) 16
  • Pastoral Studies (PA) 28
  • 1 M.Div. Seminar 2
  • MU 700 and MU 710 2

Total 120 Credits

Electives: Students may take elective courses whenever their schedule allows for them to do so, as long as their total credit load per-semester is 18 or lower. Any overload of course credit (above 18 credits) must have the permission of the Academic Dean.

Theology I: Fall

HS 870: Patrology 3
MU 700: Introduction to Music 0
PA 712: Catechetics 2
PST 720: Worship and Ministry 2
PST 721: The Bible and the Liturgy 3
SC 701: Introduction to
NT Greek (Pre-req) 2
TH 820: Fundamental Theology 3
Elective or MDiv. Seminar 2/3

Total Credits: 15/17

Spring

MS 800: Monastic Spirituality 3
or PST 710: Diocesan Spirituality 2
SC 810: Pentateuch and Exegesis 4
SC 815: Synoptic Gospels 3
TH 821: Christian Anthropology 3
TH 850: Principles of Moral Theology 3
TH 840: Fundamental Liturgy 2

Total Credits: 17/18

Theology II:

Fall

PA 760: Pastoral Visitation
of the Sick (Practicum) 2
SC 812: Prophetic Literature 3
SC 811: Wisdom Literature & the Psalms 3
TH 833: Trinity 3
TH 853: Catholic Social Ethics 3
Elective or MDiv. Seminar 2/3

Total Credits: 16/17

Spring

HS 871: Medieval-Counter
Reformation Church History 3
PA 760: Pastoral Visitation
of the Sick (Practicum) 2
PST 734: Introduction to Canon Law 3
SC 816: Writings of St. Paul 3
TH 832: Christology 3
TH 864 : Mariology 3

Total Credits: 17

Theology III: 

Fall

HS 872: Modern Church History 3
PA 722: Homiletics I 3
PST 735: Canon Law and Sacraments 3
TH 834: Ecclesiology 3
TH 852: Catholic Sexual Ethics 3
Elective or MDiv. Seminar 2/3

Total Credits: 17/18

Spring

PA 723: Homiletics II 3
PA 740: Deacon Preparation Lab 2
PA 751: Pastoral Counseling I 3
SC 817: The Fourth Gospel 3
TH 835: Theology of the Sacraments 3
Elective or MDiv. Seminar 2/3

Total Credits: 16/17

Theology IV: 

Fall

MU 710: Liturgical Music 2
PA 764: Parish Practicum 3
PA 785: Pastoral Counseling II 3
PA 800: Ministry Capstone Seminary 3
PST 750: Pastoral Theology 3
TH 865: Theology of the Priesthood 3

Total Credits: 17

Spring

HS 873: Catholic Church in the U.S. 3
PA 764: Parish Practicum 3
PA 767: Priesthood Preparation Lab 2
TH 851: Catholic Biomedical Ethics 3
TH 866: Sacraments: Mysteries of Faith 3

Total Credits: 14

  The Parish Practicum includes a two week intensive period in the parish assignment. Students are given work in their other courses to be completed as part of the experience in the parish.

 



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