St. Mary's Seminary & University

Master’s Programs

All Ecumenical Institute programs now available wherever you are. Attend classes in person on our beautiful campus in Baltimore, or online through synchronous Zoom.

Master’s Programs

St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute offers accredited graduate theological programs for two master’s degrees, several graduate certificates, and introductory explorations. St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute also offers a pathway to a Master of Divinity degree (and the educational equivalent).

Admissions Process


EI Explore

Non-degree program options include taking individual courses for credit or audit, and our non-credit “Mini-quest.” Credits earned in EI Explore can count towards a degree or certificate.

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Master of Arts in Theology

A general theological studies degree that provides foundational studies in the main disciplines of theology, including biblical studies, history, moral theology (theological ethics), spirituality, systematic theology, and ecumenical and interfaith studies.

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

A ministerial leadership degree designed to equip persons for ministry in congregational or other settings.

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Graduate Certificates

Designed primarily to serve the needs of laypersons interested in ministry in churches, schools, hospitals, and religious or community organizations.

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Certificate of Advanced Studies

A post-master’s certificate program designed for individuals who possess a master’s degree in theology, ministry, divinity, or a related field who desire to continue their theological education.

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Master of Divinity Pathways

The EI provides two MDiv pathways: Dual-Degree Admission (our MDiv equivalent), and our MDiv Partnership Program with Lancaster Theological Seminary.

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My journey at the EI has been very enriching… a time of great growth both spiritually and academically. Michelle Sullivan, MAT 2014