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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 jurisdictions for priesthood or diaconate ordination.  Traditionally, the focus of the STB is more academic, while the M.Div. is more pastoral. […]


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 Diaconate.  As stated above, the laity, in concert with the clergy and the episcopacy, holds a significant voice in most […]


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, college or hospital chaplaincy, or prepare for doctoral study the tools necessary to analyze theology, religious studies, history, and philosophy.  For […]