The Licentiate
in Sacred Theology
in the New Evangelization

A convenient online program with summer residency exclusively for Catholic priests.

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Sacred Heart, located in Detroit, Michigan, has been granted permission from the Congregation for Catholic Education to offer the STL in a “blended” format. Now you can earn the degree online without leaving your home diocese except for a five-week on-campus residency for four summers. This new program is open only to Catholic priests.


“This is a brilliant way to combine new learning with practical application. I highly recommend this program for any priest who is concerned the gospel is not being effectively proclaimed.”

– Fr Joseph Kim, Diocesan Director of Vocations and Diocesan and Director of Evangelization, Diocese of San Jose


How Is the STL Structured?

  • One online course per semester
  • Four five-week summer term residencies
  • Off-site practicum with local supervisor
  • Thesis directed by Sacred Heart advisor via Internet


Why Should a Priest Enroll in the STL?

  • Solutions for reaching our increasingly secularized culture
  • Strong emphasis on Catholic social analysis
  • Special attention to family and bioethical issues
  • Learn at home on your own schedule
  • Limited on-campus requirement in vibrant urban location
  • Lively engagement with faith-filled professors
  • Excellent preparation for doctoral studies
  • Excellent preparation for developing new ministries
  • Degree awarded through Pontifical University of St. Thomas (the Angelicum)