Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)


Interested in an academic and professional degree program that will prepare you for ministry in the church of the 21st century?  Students in the Master of Divinity degree program engage in three years of ministerial formation and academic study in order to be prepared to serve the diverse needs of the Catholic church in today's world.  During the program ministry complements academic studies--student's knowledge of Catholic theology is enriched by ministry in Bay Area schools, hospitals, parishes, prisons and non-profit organizations.

Admissions Deadline: July 1st

**After July 1st please contact admissions directly.


  1. The Bachelor of Arts degree or its academic equivalent.

  2. Nine semester hours or 12 quarter hours of philosophy. Typically, this prerequisite is satisfied by courses in the areas of history, ethics, and systematic philosophy. Students preparing for ordination are required to have completed 24 semester units or 36 quarter hours of philosophy.

  3. The applicant should possess the personal maturity and faith commitment commensurate with preparation for full-time ministry. To this end, preference is given to applicants who have at least one year of post-college work experience, and at least part-time, ministerial experience.

**Click here for more specific information about this program.

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Contact Admissions
Please refer all inquires, including requests for application forms, directly to:

Admissions Department

Maureen Beckman

Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing
Phone: (510) 549-5016

Kristin Casey
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Phone: (510) 549-5013

Mailing Address:
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
ATTN: Admissions
1735 LeRoy Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709