Quick Overview of AST Programs

AST offers three programs at the graduate level:

  • MASTER OF DIVINITY
    A 30-course program (90.0 credit hours) that focuses on preparation for ministry, priesthood, or chaplaincy. The degree may be taken on campus over three years; or you may combine online learning from home (September to April) with on-campus learning in the 6-week summer term (June and July) - this our unique "Summer Distance MDiv" program.
  • MASTER OF ARTS (THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES)
    An 8-course program (if you have a previous degree in a related discipline; 24.0 credit hours) or 18-course program (if it is your first degree in theology; 54.0 credit hours). This degree is offered in partnership with nearby Saint Mary's University. It can be completed on campus or online.
  • GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
    A 10-course certificate that can be completed on campus or online.

Find out more about our graduate level programs on our Graduate Studies page

AST also offers three non-degree programs:

  • Diploma in Youth Ministry
  • Certificate in Theological Studies (fully online)
  • Diploma in the New Evangelization

Find out more about our non-degree programs on our Certificate and Diploma Programs section.