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Pontifical Degrees in Sacred Scripture

The granting of the pontifical degrees-- baccalaureate, licentiate, and doctorate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.B., S.S.L., and S.S.D.)-- with canonical effects is reserved by the Holy See to the Pontifical Biblical Institute (in course) and the Pontifical Biblical Commission (by examination). Students who wish, upon completion of the Ph.D. program in Biblical Studies, to sit for the examinations for the pontifical degrees in Scripture that are conducted by the Pontifical Biblical Commission should consult with the academic director of this program in the planning of their course of studies.