500X330_OrdinationThe Master of Divinity Ordination program prepares men for ordination into the Roman Catholic priesthood and ministerial leadership in the Church. The University of St. Thomas and St. Mary’s Seminary are committed to empowering men to grow in holiness and develop into pastoral leaders who desire to serve the Church as priests.

A Career With Spiritual Meaning

500X330_OrdinationThe Master of Divinity Ordination track is a professional degree program designed to develop the academic, spiritual and pastoral skills necessary for ministerial leadership in the Church. The program is available to men preparing for ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood.

Candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood must complete a 126-hour program that conforms to the Program of Priestly Formation established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Students in this program must have the approval of their Bishop or religious superior.