Sacred Heart School of Theology

Master of Arts Degree Program

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) offers two distinct master of arts degree paths, each providing outstanding opportunities for lay students to enrich their faith lives and their ability to serve God’s Church. Specifically, the SHSST M.A. Program strives to provide a deep exploration of the meaning of the Christian faith in today’s world.

Students in SHSST’s M.A. Program will benefit from the seminary’s outstanding faculty, known for both their excellent teaching and their writing. They have doctorates from Notre Dame, Marquette, Catholic University, and Fordham, and several pontifical universities in Rome. Their work is faithful to Church teaching, while engaging the newest developments in their fields. SHSST is accredited both by The Higher Learning Commission and by the Association of Theological Schools.

Why Sacred Heart for your MA?
  • The seminary setting provides a rich spiritual environment.
  • Nationally recognized faculty committed to the Church.
  • The curriculum integrates real-life pastoral issues.

Classes take place in a spiritually rich seminary setting, with a diverse resident seminarian population representing five continents. Known for its welcoming spirit, the dynamic learning community at SHSST enriches not only the mind, but the heart. The Eucharist, Adoration and Reconciliation, regular parts of seminary life, are coupled with a commitment to the social teachings of the Church.

As an apostolate of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, U.S. Province, SHSST embodies a missionary zeal built around the order’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Sacred Heart offers a master of arts degree via two distinct pathways: Lumen Cordis (Light of the Heart), and Cor Unum (One Heart).