Mount Saint Mary's Seminary offers a two-year Pre-Theology Program for those who do not have an undergraduate degree in philosophy and/or have not previously been enrolled in a seminary or formation program. The Pre-Theology Program requires seminarians to take 33 semester hours of undergraduate philosophy in those areas specified by the Program for Priestly Formation and 12 semester hours of theology. Additionally, seminarians take courses in Latin.
The basic course of study for the Pre-Theology Program can be found in the corresponding PDF. Seminarians may earn a Master of Arts Degree in Catholic Studies by writing a thesis and completing a comprehensive exam.Course of Study for Pre-Theology