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 Theological Studies (fully online)
- Diploma in the New Evangelization
- Diploma in Missional Leadership
Find out more about our non-degree programs on our Diploma Programs section.