Retroactive Grant of Master of Divinity Degree

Alumni may obtain the Master of Divinity degree retroactively under the following conditions:

A. Any courses lacking from the four-year course of study in theological education at Saint John’s Seminary must be made up at Saint John’s Seminary, or another Catholic graduate institution within the five years preceding the granting of this degree.

B. Six additional semester credits in graduate theological education must be earned within the five years preceding the granting of this degree. At least one of the courses must be in the area of Catholic Pastoral Theology.

C. If field education credits were not completed, a three-credit course in Catholic Pastoral Counseling must be completed.

D. Official transcripts of the courses being used to fulfill these requirements must be sent directly to Saint John’s Seminary from the institution in which they are taken.

E. Courses used to obtain another degree may not be used.