The Ecumenical Institute
St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute (EI) was founded in 1968 by St. Mary’s Seminary & University, America’s oldest Roman Catholic seminary, in cooperation with ecumenical leaders. The Ecumenical Institute encourages people of all denominations to explore theological studies in a serious, open-minded, and supportive environment.Learn More
Registration for the Fall Semester opens on July 10th, 2023. Here is a preview of some of the courses we will be offering this Fall:
- Women in the New Testament
- Sabbath (Jewish-Christian Studies Course)
- Trauma Informed Ministry
Full course descriptions coming soon.
Interested in the Intersection of Faith & Health?
We are now accepting applications for our 2023-2024 CONNECT program, designed for health professionals, chaplains, ministry students, and anyone interested in the intersection of faith and health, of caring and curing.
“I’m thankful that I have been able to continue my degree through the remote learning opportunities provided by the EI.”
– Joseph Gonzalez, New York City.
All EI programs are available wherever you are – on campus in Baltimore, and on-line.
Plan Your Campus Visit
Prospective students are welcome to visit St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute – in person, or by Zoom.Plan Your Visit
St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute has a rolling admissions policy. Students may apply at any time.Apply
Financing Your Education
Learn more about the various scholarship opportunities available to EI students.Learn More
For Current Students
Students have a host of resources available to support their theological education, from free parking and a great library to writing assistance and advising. If you cannot find it here, call the St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute office (410.864.4203) or contact the appropriate staff member.
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EI Registration for Summer Classes
Registration for Summer 2023 Classes at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute is open now (no late registration fee for new students).
St. Mary’s Seminary & University will celebrate our annual commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 11th.
EI Summer Classes Begin
Many alums, friends and benefactors ask about gift giving opportunities at St. Mary’s Seminary and St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute. If you are interested in making a gift, please visit our Support Us page.