School of Theology
The School of Theology at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary includes lay individuals—both men and women—who seek to further their theological education for leadership roles at the parochial or eparchial level or as a step towards further advanced degrees. The accredited Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.T.) is a 37-credit graduate degree program offering classes both on campus and online year round, delivering both flexibility and convenience. Students choose one of four areas for their focus– Dogmatics, Liturgy, Sacred Scripture or Chaplaincy—while immersed in Eastern Christian theology, history and practice.
Note: The Ministerial Leadership focus area is available only to deacons in the Seminary’s Community of Priestly Formation and is not offered online. Applicants for the Ministerial Leadership focus follow the admissions procedures for the Program of Priestly Formation
Application Deadlines (for all applicants):
Fall: all materials must be
Spring: all materials must
Summer (online only): all materials must be to the Seminary no later than April
Application for the Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) includes:
- Completed application form
- Professional resume (if applicant is working)
- Completed essays
- Sealed original transcripts of undergraduate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate studies. **
- Two letters of recommendation (one should be from pastor)
An application will not be considered complete without all elements.
** Official transcripts of undergraduate degree and all other undergraduate and graduate studies must be sent directly from university registrar to Seminary registrar.
NON-MATRICULATING STUDENTS AND AUDITORS
The seminary welcomes qualified persons who wish to study without matriculating into one of the degree programs. Non-matriculating students enroll in courses of their choice for academic credit and are responsible for all class assignments and examinations. The option to audit a course is meant to accommodate interested individuals seeking general exposure to a subject or who may lack the time or resources necessary to complete all the work required for academic credit. Audited classes are counted as part of the student’s load, but do not count toward any degree requirements.
Non-matriculating students must submit the complete application as required of MAT applicants (see above list)
Auditors must submit the following:
- Completed application form.
- Professional resume and/or curriculum vitae (if any work history)
- Two letters of recommendation (one should be from pastor).
An application is not considered complete without all elements.
Send documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please designate On-Campus or Online)
Via US Mail:
Seminary Registrar (Please designate On-Campus or Online)
3605 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214