University of St. Thomas (MN)

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

Master of Arts in Religious Education



2115 Summit Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55105

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- Religious Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. in Religious Education is a 42-credit program which provides an integrated approach to the professional and spiritual development of those serving the Church in administering or teaching religious education programs in schools and parishes.

The M.A.R.E. degree has the following goals:

  • To provide professional and spiritual development and support for those involved in the educational ministries of the Church;
  • To promote a deeper understanding of the Church's educational mission.

Admission Requirements

  1. An application form with nonrefundable application fee
  2. An official transcript sent directly from an accredited college or university indicating an earned bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Official transcripts of all college and previous graduate work sent directly from the academic institution(s)
  4. The Miller Analogies Test scores (taken within the last 18 months)
  5. Three letters of recommendation from a supervisor, a colleague and a person of the applicant's choice
  6. An interview with the Admissions Committee

Degree Requirements

Core Content Courses
DVDT 530     Nature and Mission of the Church (3 cr.)
DVDT 561     Christian Theology of God and the Human Person (3 cr.)
DVMT 602    Fundamentals of Moral Theology and Catholic Social Teaching (3 cr.)
DVPT 510     Theology of Pastoral Ministry (3 cr.)
DVPT 605     Canon and Civil Law for Pastoral Ministry (3 cr.)
DVSS 501&am


The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas is accredited by The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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