Academic Life

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STB - Ordination Track

The Bachelor of Sacred Theology (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus; STB) is a graduate-level, ecclesial degree in theology that is required for candidates seeking Holy Orders in the Open Catholic Church and may also be required by other ICSC jurisdictions for priesthood or diaconate ordination. Traditionally, the focus of the STB is more academic, while the M.Div. is more pastoral.

STB - Lay Leadership/Chaplaincy

The Bachelor of Sacred Theology (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus; STB) is a graduate-level, ecclesial degree in theology that is required for candidates seeking Holy Orders in the Open Catholic Church and may also be required by other ICSC jurisdictions for priesthood or diaconate ordination.  Traditionally, the focus of the STB is more academic, while the M.Div. is more pastoral.

MATS

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is a graduate degree that provides students lay training in theological studies. Students are required to complete 48 units to earn this degree. The MATS degree can serve as preparation for entering a doctoral program in theology (Th.D.), religion (Ph.D.), or a related subject, such as education, counseling, social sciences, or humanities. For an accredited degree, students may transfer up to 24 units completed through STOCS to CST and complete the second year (24 units) through CST.

MAR

The Master of Arts in Religion (MAR), is a 48-unit course of study with a concentration in interdisciplinary/comparatives studies.  The MAR degree prepares students who desire careers in scholarly research, lay ministry, secondary teaching, college or hospital chaplaincy, or prepare for doctoral study the tools necessary to analyze theology, religious studies, history, and philosophy.  For an accredited degree, students may transfer up to 24 units completed through STOCS and must complete the second year (24 units) through CST.

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STB and STB to M.DIV. Program

The Bachelor of Sacred Theology (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus; STB) is a graduate-level, ecclesial degree in theology that is required for candidates seeking Holy Orders in the Open Catholic Church and may also be required by other ICSC…
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Certificate Programs

STOCS also offers two different certificate programs: The Certificate in Diaconal Studies and a Certificate in Lay Leadership.  The Certificate in Diaconal Studies is primarily targeted for those students who are studying for the Permanent…
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Master of Arts in Religion

The Master of Arts in Religion (MAR), is a 48-unit course of study with a concentration in interdisciplinary/comparatives studies.  The MAR degree prepares students who desire careers in scholarly research, lay ministry, secondary teaching,…