The Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a private, Catholic institution of higher learning located in Detroit Michigan. It is associated with the Archdiocese of Detroit and was established in 1919 by the Rev. Michael J. Gallagher for the purpose of educating aspiring priests. It was then known as the Sacred Heart Seminary and it housed a high school department.
As the seminary continued to grow, it became more obvious that housing both high school and college in one building was no longer feasible. In 1970, the high school was closed and in 1980, the seminary was expanded and allowed to offer associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate level degrees. In 1989, the Sacred Heart Major Seminary was re-established.
Today, the seminary offers three undergraduate programs; namely, Associate of Arts Ministry, Bachelor of Arts Philosophy, and Bachelor of Philosophy. It has four graduate programs that include Master of Divinity, Master of Arts Theology, Master of Arts Pastoral Studies, and Bachelor of Sacred Theology. It also grants one post-graduate degree – the Licentiate in Sacred Theology and two diploma programs: Basic Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Ministry.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 at the seminary is US$335 per credit hour for undergraduate students; and US$490 per credit hour for graduate students. Seminarians enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts who live on campus are charged a cost of attendance of US$14,310 per year for tuition and US$7,800 per year for room and board. Those enrolled in the School of Theology pay tuition cost of US$20,775 per year plus US$7,800 for room and board. Tuition assistance is available to students of the seminary from various sources regardless of financial need.
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