Master of Divinity

OVERVIEW

The Master of Divinity program prepares students for ministerial work in the church and provides an advanced level graduate degree beyond the Master of Arts in Theology, as well as prerequisite programming for students planning to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree. At a glance

  • This program professes fidelity to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the doctrine and heritage of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • The curriculum provides a theological education for those who seek to serve the needs of the Catholic Church and society.
  • Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith with a specific emphasis on application in ministry.
  • This program provides competency in ministry, with an appropriate credential.

CURRICULUM

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity curriculum offers a theological education for those who seek to serve the needs of the Catholic Church and society with a specific emphasis on application in ministry. The programs are in keeping with the values of Saint Joseph’s College, which are rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.

Master of Divinity – Accelerated Track

The Master of Divinity Accelerated Track is available to any student who holds a Master’s Degree in Theology or Ministry. This program prepares students for ministerial work in the church with the opportunity to earn an advanced degree.

SOME OF OUR FACULTY

Carmina Magnusen Chapp
Carmina Magnusen Chapp
PhD, Duquesne University
MA, Providence College
BA, University of Notre Dame
The Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C.
The Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C.D.Min., The Catholic University of America
MS, Villanova University
MA, The Catholic University of America
BA, The Catholic University of America
Patricia Sodano Ireland
Patricia Sodano IrelandFaculty, Theology
PhD, Drew University
MPhil, Drew University
MDiv, Andover Newton Theological School
MA, Boston College
BA, Boston College

STUDENT STORIES

Catherine Mackey
Catherine Mackey Syracuse, NY
“The professors were second to none. They were professional, brilliant, compassionate, loving. By the end, they were my friends. I could reach out to them at any point. I ended up developing professional, educational, and personal relationships throughout this program.”
Mariann Gilbride
Mariann GilbrideCherry Hill, NJ
“I was told the Moral Theology would be the hardest, but most rewarding course. It was challenging and invigorating. It stretched me to understand what God is asking of us, morally.”

CAREER MOVES

Most those who pursue a degree in Divinity (M.Div.) are working towards the goal of becoming an ordained minister, while others apply their theological education as educators, pastoral counselors, or chaplains. Other types of careers might include applying knowledge of biblical and religious training through teaching theology and other religious courses in college, seminaries, as well as conducting theological research.

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From online faculty

Theology Blog

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    August 27th, 2019

    Jesus said: “Woe to you, scribes and religious leaders, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity.

  • Holy Wednesday

    April 17th, 2019

    “Morning after morning he wakens my ear to hear as disciples do.” -Manuel Aliaga I serve as a Lector in my parish, which has a large immigrant population.

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    March 13th, 2019

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