5 Year Dual-Degree Program

Get ahead with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.


Below are examples of how the B.A. + M.A.M. and B.A. + M.T.S. credits could be distributed within 5 years.

Masters of Arts in Ministry Masters of Theological Studies
3 credits earned as Theology major with satisfactory GPA 3 credits earned as Theology major with satisfactory GPA
1 course fall term senior year (3 credits) 1 course fall term senior year (3 credits)
2 courses spring term senior year (6 credits) 2 courses spring term senior year (6 credits)
2 courses summer after graduation (6 credits
4 courses fall term after graduation (12 credits) 4 courses fall term after graduation (12 credits)
4 courses spring term after graduation (12 credits) 4 courses spring term after graduation (12 credits)
2 courses summer (6 credits)
36 credits total 48 credits total

Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary offers advanced standing to undergraduate students who are earning a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average in theological coursework while working towards a bachelor's degree in the College of Arts and Sciences of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Students in the 5-­year dual­‐degree program start working at the 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. Students may choose the Master of Arts in Ministry degree (M.A.M.; 36 crs.) or the Master of Theological Studies degree (M.T.S.; 48 crs.). Students completing the M.T.S. must also complete a Comprehensive exam as part of the degree.


For more information and advisement please contact:


Andy Dirksen
Director of Admissions

320-363-2896

[email protected]