COLLEGIUM AUGUSTINIANUM
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS


GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY AND CLASSICS

Faculty of Theology
THE DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY (S.T.D.) DEGREE 


The doctoral dissertation may be on any topic in theology. The dissertation may be in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German or Dutch depending upon the competency and permission of the supervising professor. The doctoral program usually takes between two and four years to complete, depending upon the student. As with most of our degrees, the doctoral program in theology is a non-residential, research degree under the supervision of a directing professor. At the completion of the doctoral dissertation, and at the recommendation of the supervising professor, the student may submit the "Argumentum" to the Rector and schedule the date of the doctoral defense, where the candidate is required to defend his or her dissertation before a doctoral tribunal of three professors. The Licentiate degree is generally a canonical requirement for matriculation into the Doctor of Sacred Theology degree program.



THE LICENTIATE IN SACRED THEOLOGY (S.T.L.) DEGREE

This degree has three optional specializations: 1) Historical Theology, 2) Patristic Theology and 3) Systematic Theology, which normally requires two years, including a research year and a year for writing the thesis. 



THE BACHELOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY (S.T.B.) DEGREE

In order to pursue this degree, one must already possess a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) degree. This degree provides a foundation in theological sources, and it requires a minimum of eight papers and a Baccalaureate thesis at the end of the program. Advanced standing can be awarded by the Dean. 

Reading List in Preparation for the Comprehensive Examination
 toward the S.T.B. and S.T.L. degrees
Requirements for Preparing the Thesis