Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.)

Awarded by Regis College

Program Goal

The STL prepares students to teach Catholic theology and pursue a program of advanced study and research.

Admission Requirements

  • Fufil Minimum Requirements for all basic programs.
  • STB program or its equivalent, with a B+ standing and a comprehensive exam in theology.
  • Two references affirming the applicant’s potential to teach theology and ability to undertake graduate theological studies.
  • A statement of intent.
  • An admission interview, may be conducted over the phone or internet for international candidates.

Click here to apply for the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) Program

Program Requirements

The STL requires two years (four sessions) of advanced study, entailing seven advanced courses (including a course in Catholic doctrinal theology) and a thesis (or doctoral comprehensive examinations), plus reading proficiency in at least one ancient and one modern research language. A fuller description of the program and residency, admission requirements and graduation requirements is available upon request. Under certain conditions, six of these courses and a thesis may fulfil the civil ThM degree requirements.

  • Two years (four sessions) part-time residency as a Regis student
  • Seven courses:

    Option One (usually concurrent with a ThM student):
    Seven courses plus the thesis

    Option Two (usually concurrent with a ThD student):
    Seven courses plus the doctoral comprehensives