BA+MA in 5 Years

The Saint John's School of Theology*Seminary graduate school offers advanced standing to undergraduate students who are earning a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average in theological coursework at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Students in the 5-­‐year dual-­‐degree program start working at a graduate level while finishing their undergraduate degree.

A student in the dual­‐degree program does not have to be a theology major; other majors are acceptable to the program. A theology major or minor, however, helps to provide the student with enough of a foundation to succeed in a master's degree program in theology. The master's degree of this program is exclusively a Master of Arts in Theology.

Within the Master of Arts in Theology program, a student chooses from the following concentrations:

  • Spirituality
  • Scripture
  • Church History
  • Liturgy
  • Systematic Theology
  • Monastic Studies

Below is an example of how the B.A. + M.A. credits could be distributed to fit within 5 years. There are other possibilities. Each student's plan will be different depending on his or her areas of interest and undergraduate major.

Example of One Scenario


For more information and advisement please contact:
Mary Beth Banken
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
mbanken@csbsju.edu or call (320) 363-­‐2896
Saint John's School of Theology*Seminary , Luke Hall 218


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