Midwestern School of Divinity

The Licentiate in Sacred Theology is provided in conjunction with the various Archdiocese, Diocese and Provinces of the churches we serve. Each of the major disciplines requires the study and research of several texts, along with academic papers consisting of specific requirements. Throughout the program students are required to present themselves before the Colloquy for critique and evaluation of academic progress.
Total Credit Requirement: 78 credits
Prerequisite: Master of Divinity
Tuition: $399/course
Academic Research Paper: $250 | 15 credits 
Graduation: $225
NOTEsome courses require the student to attend brief Resident Intensives and Symposiums


Hebrew: 9 credits
___Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
___Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
___Advanced Biblical Hebrew
___Reading the Torah and Talmud 

Greek: 9 credits
___Introduction to Biblical Greek
___Intermediate Biblical Greek
___Advanced Biblical Greek
___Reading the Septuagint


Church Fathers: 9 credits
___Anti-Nicean Fathers
___Nicean Fathers
___Post-Nicean Fathers 
Theology: 9 credits
___Systematic Theology I
___Systematic Theology II
___ The Catechism of the Church
___Ancient Church Theology


Church History: 9 credits
___The Apostolic Church
___The Reformation
___Early Church History
___Afrocentric Church History


Foundations: 12 credits
___The Nature of the Church
___The Purpose of the Church
___The Mission of the Church
___The Ministry of the Church


Ministerial Functions: 15 credits
___Duties of the Diaconate
___Duties of the Priesthood
___The Duties and Ministry of Bishops
___Sacraments of the Church
___Church Governmental Structures
___The Divine Liturgy


Electives: 9 credits choose 3
___Religious Themes in Media
___Branches of Christian Theology
___Introduction to Canon Law
___Sacred Music
___Guided Readings