Saint Mary’s Seminary & University is a private, Roman Catholic seminary located in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1791 and chartered by the state of Maryland in 1805, Saint Mary’s Seminary & University was the first Catholic seminary established in the United States. Owned and operated by the Sulpician Fathers for over two hundred years, the goal of the seminary is to train and prepare priests prior to their ordination.
When the original college known as Saint Mary’s Seminary was established, it was at Paca Street in Baltimore. It moved to its current location in Roland Park in 1929. In 1974, the school became known as Saint Mary’s Seminary & University.
Today, Saint Mary’s Seminary & University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs each one related to religious studies. Licensure programs are also available to students who can choose from courses such as theology, church ministries and divinity. The university is divided between the Center for Continuing Formation and the Ecumenical Institute of Theology. The Center for Continuing Formation offers special programs every year for pastors, newly ordained priests, and senior priests. The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, on the other hand, is made up mostly of working students taking up individual courses with classes held in the late afternoon and evenings during week days.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 is US$882 per 3-credit course and US$588 per 2-credit course plus a registration fee of US$75 and student services fee of US$75 charged per term. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended as a way of helping students pay for their cost of tuition and fees.
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