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Program Description

  • The Diploma of Pastoral Theology constitutes essentially only one year (two semesters) of the S.T.L. program.
  • The requirements for admission to the Diploma in Pastoral Theology program is the same as those required for admission into the S.T.L. program.
  • The Diploma in Pastoral Theology is especially useful for students:
    • who wish to begin the S.T.L. program, but must interrupt their studies after one year, with the intention of returning to complete the S.T.L. degree at a later time for one additional year.
    • who have recently completed an S.T.B. degree, and wish to gain a post-graduate certification to not only improve their theological formation, but to also become more competitive in the workforce.

Plan of Study

The Pastoral Theology program is composed of the following courses/seminars completed over a two semester period:               

  • 5 courses taken from one of the areas of specialization.
  • 2 courses from the other areas of specialization.
  • 2 courses obligatory to all areas of specialization.
  • 1 seminar in the area of specialization.
  • The completion of a fifteen-page paper, composed under the direction of a member of the Faculty of Theology.

If and when the student completes the above requirements, he/she will be granted the Diploma in Pastoral Theology.

Students who at a future date may wish to obtain the S.T.L. degree are required to complete three more seminars and required coursework. They are also required to write a S.T.L. Tesina (which must be different from the one completed for the diploma), and the student must sit for the Lectio Coram.

Admissions: New Students

For admission and registration information for students who are new to the Angelicum, click the button below.

This page also includes information on prerequisites, language requirements, transfer policy and tuition fees.

Registration for Returning Students

If continuing in the same cycle of studies OR if beginning a new cycle of studies, currently enrolled students are asked to register for courses during the month of June as follows: 


Register and submit your course selections via the Angelicum’s online Portal:


Once the Dean’s office approves and confirms all of your courses via the Portal (you will receive a notification on the Portal that this has been completed), proceed to Step #3.


Pay all academic fees for the semester or full year (or at least the minimum deposit amount of €250.00 for the semester). Payments can be made online or in-person at the Administration Office by (1) credit/debit card or cash, (2) bank transfer. Online payments may be made here.

***If the student needs to obtain a “Certificate of Enrollment,” please contact the Secretariat General’s office directly at[email protected]

N.B. In order to receive such a certificate, the student must pay the entire academic fees of at least one semester.

Other Important Information

Adding / Dropping Courses

Students may add or drop a course or seminar during the first two weeks of classes at the beginning of each semester. The student may make the changes directly on the Portal. If the student has any question or concern, or if the student would like to meet with the Vice Dean, please make a request by filling-out this form.

Registering for Seminars

Registration for seminars is on a first come, first served Thus, students should be mindful to select their seminars as soon as possible. Students should never approach a professor and ask to be accepted into his/her seminar. If a seminar is full, the student must make a request to the Vice Dean. Requests may be made via this form.

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