Saint John Vianney College Seminary is a Catholic institution located in Miami, Florida. It was founded in 1959 by Archbishop Coleman Carroll, the first bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami. The goal of the seminary is to prepare young men for the diocesan priesthood by developing the human, spiritual, pastoral and academic aspects of their personality. In its early years, the college offered a curriculum made up of four years of high school, two years of college after which students graduated from Vianney and moved on to a major seminary to pursue their journey.
In 1976, however, the college revised the format of its curriculum and it became a four-year program with emphasis on philosophy. The seminary accepts students from other Catholic dioceses within the state of Florida and throughout the United States and the world. In accordance with the cultural landscape of Southern Florida, the seminary introduces itself as a bilingual college, allowing seminarians to interact, pray and socialize in both Spanish and English.
Admission to St. John Vianney College Seminary must be coursed through the diocese. No applicant will be accepted to the college seminary without securing first acceptance by a dioceses or a religious community. There is no age limit or requirement to enroll in the seminary either.
As to cost of tuition and fees, every diocese adopts its own policy regarding this although most dioceses pay for a good chunk of the cost of attendance. They also have their own policies regarding health insurance and daily expenses of the student. Cost of tuition and fees is normally shouldered by the diocese.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint John Vianney College Seminary.