Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology, the center for ecclesial formation sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, forms men and women to faithfully follow Christ and serve His mission by fulfilling their vocation in the Church.
This mission is achieved through the two divisions of the institution: the seminary and the school of theology. Take a virtual tour
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary
Men interested in applying for formation in the seminary for eventual ordination should first contact the respective offices for their local dioceses.
- Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Office
- Archdiocese of Louisville Vocation Office
- The Cincinnati Oratory
- Diocese of Charlotte Office of Vocations
- Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Vocations Office
- Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Office of Priestly Vocations
- Diocese of Toledo Office of Priestly Vocations
- Diocese of Tulsa Vocations
- The Fathers of Mercy
- Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office of the Permanent Diaconate
- Diocese of Covington Office of Deacons and Deacon Formation
School of Theology
Admission to the School of Theology is for any layperson desiring to earn a Certificate, Graduate Certificate, or Master of Arts degree in various disciplines of Roman Catholic theology or ministry. Our programs equip students to become missionary disciples, serving effectively among families, parishes and communities.
School of Theology graduates serve in a wide range of capacities throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and beyond: as permanent deacons, teachers, catechists, directors of religious education, youth ministers, bereavement coordinators, pastoral care ministers, advocates for the poor and as staff members and volunteers in a variety of ecclesial and non-profit settings.
Not ready for a full degree program or certificate? We offer courses for personal enrichment, too. Contact the Registrar to get started.
Review the links on the Admissions page for more information about the admission process and to begin your application. Laypersons interested in Lay Ecclesial Formation programs, including the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, the Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, and the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPM), will have an additional interview and application materials as part of their application process. See the links at right for more information.
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