USML | S.T.L. Length of the Program & Residency Requirement

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

S.T.L. Length of the Program & Residency Requirement

  • The S.T.L. generally requires two years (four semesters) of study. Candidates are expected to spend at least one year in residence. According to article 35 of the statutes, “No ordinary student in this faculty may be at the same time an ordinary student in some other faculty.”

  • Residency also means a quality of presence, which is spelled out in part in article 37 of the statutes: “Students enrolled in the faculty are expected to observe all the regulations of the faculty... (See Graduate Student Handbook). They should moreover, comport themselves in a professional, ethical, and Christian manner consonant with the goals and purposes of the Pontifically-recognized faculty of theology of which they are a part.” While a student who is a cleric may offer sacramental assistance to local parishes on an occasional basis, his principal task must be participation in and completion of the degree program in which he is enrolled.

  • Those students who are unable to stay in residence for the second year may complete this requirement by attending a series of four six-week summer sessions that run roughly from second week of June to mid-July. Each course meets four times a week for ninety minutes. The normal summer course load is six hours. A quorum of at least four students is necessary to schedule a summer course.

  • The 2015-2019 Summer Schedule is as follows:  

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

HCT IV

HCT III

HCT IV

HCT III

HCT IV

Elective

HCT V

Elective

HCT V

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

 


To see this video you need to upgrade to the latest HTML5 compatible browser or download Adobe Flash Player.