Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary

  • MN


Saint John's University
Emmaus Hall 124
United States

About Us

Saint John's School of Theology•Seminary, rooted in the Roman Catholic and Benedictine traditions and the ecumenical and liturgical heritage of Saint John's Abbey, fosters study and prayer in a community of learners.

As a community of faith and hope, we, the faculty, staff, and students of Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary, worship God and celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

We commit ourselves to academic, spiritual, pastoral, and professional formation so we might serve the church in lay and ordained ministry and thus use our diverse gifts for the transformation of our world.

We dedicate ourselves to a life-long pursuit of wisdom so we might progress in Christian faith and “run on the paths of God’s commandments, our hearts expanding with the inexpressible delight of love” (Prologue, Rule of Benedict).

Our vibrant community is enriched by the presence of Saint John’s Abbey, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, The Saint John’s Bible, the Episcopal House of Prayer, and the Liturgical Press, as well as the undergraduate programs at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.

It is also enriched by the school’s membership in the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools.

Saint John's School of Theology•Seminary offers six degree programs: the Master of Arts in Theology, with concentrations in Church History, Liturgy, Monastic Studies, Scripture, Spirituality, and Systematic Theology; the Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies; the Master of Divinity for lay ministry candidates and for priesthood candidates; the Master of Arts in Liturgical Music; the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry; and the Theology Master for postgraduate, predoctoral work in theology.

Students may also participate in special programs which include graduate certificate, study abroad, sabbatical study, and Web courses. Full-time and part-time students in these academic programs form a diverse learning community, enriching the educational experience by their varying perspectives and backgrounds.