I need a convenient program – traditional fall and spring semesters just do not work for me.

SJC Online Theology program offers courses over four terms per year. Courses are twelve weeks long, with start dates on September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1. Students can enter any program in any term.

I need an affordable program.

SJC Online Theology programs have the lowest graduate tuition of any online Catholic theology program. We also form partnerships with dioceses and other entities to offer a discount on tuition. See our list of partners and let us know if you would like us to contact your organization.

I have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and do not want to waste time earning another undergraduate degree.

Admission to the graduate program requires any bachelor’s degree with a minimum earned grade point average of 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0). You do not need a bachelor’s degree in theology to start the Master’s program.

I am not sure if I can commit to a whole degree, but would like to take some classes.

SJC Online Theology has a plethora of options from continuing education to certificates to degrees to post-graduate programs. All credits earned can be applied toward a degree. You can start with one course, then take another, then another. Before you know it you’ve earned a certificate, which turns into a degree, which continues on to post-graduate work. You can take one step at a time and discern along the way.

I am looking for a theology program that will teach me the Catholic faith for what it is, without any liberal or conservative agenda.

SJC Online Theology programs aim to present the Catholic faith as it has been handed down for centuries. All faculty have received the mandatum to teach the faith from the local bishop of the Diocese of Portland. We hold that effective ministry requires a solid theological foundation, grounded in solid Catholic doctrine, with a deep spiritual and pastoral orientation.


To learn more about our Theology Programs, please visit sjcme.edu/theology or contact onlineadmissions@sjcme.edu.

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