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Dual-degree Program: bachelor's + master's in 5 years


Why wait, when you can lead?

Save time, save money and get ahead with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in 5 years

Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary offers advanced standing to undergraduate students who are earning a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average in theological coursework while working towards a bachelor's degree in the College of Arts and Sciences of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Students in the 5-­year dual­‐degree program start working at the graduate level while finishing their undergraduate degree.

A student in the dual­‐degree program does not have to be a theology major; other majors are acceptable to the program. A theology major or minor, however, helps to provide the student with enough of a foundation to succeed in a master's degree program in theology. The master's degree of this program is exclusively a Master of Arts in Theology.

Within the Master of Arts in Theology program, a student chooses from the following concentrations:

  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Scripture
  • Church History
  • Liturgy
  • Systematic Theology
  • Monastic Studies

Below is an example of how the B.A. + M.A. credits could be distributed to fit within 5 years. There are other possibilities. Each student's plan will be different depending on his or her areas of interest and undergraduate major.

Example of One Scenario

For more information and advisement please contact:

Andy Dirksen
Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, Luke Hall 218

[email protected] 

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