The Catholic University of America

 S.T.L. and S.T.D. in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology

Two ecclesiastical degree concentrations are offered at the STL and STD levels. Each track accentuates one of the two inseparable aspects of this academic area, Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology.

Liturgical Studies

The STL/STD in Liturgical Studies focuses primarily upon the liturgical historical development of services with an accentuation upon the theological development through the centuries as the vehicle of a living theology of Christian Worship. STD seminars will be chosen with this focus in mind. The general STL descriptions apply with the following specifics:

STL in Liturgical Studies

  1. Modern Language Requirements:Language preference for French because of the extensive literature
  2. Course Requirements:Core courses: 741A, 741B, 740, 744.

Sacramental Theology

The STL/STD in Sacramental Theology focuses primarily upon the theological understanding of liturgical services in light of their historical development. This concentration attends to these matters with a focus on issues in sacramental theology as these relate to the method and content of historical/systematic theology. STD seminars will be chosen with this focus in mind. The general STL descriptions apply with the following specifics:

STL in Sacramental Theology

  1. Language Requirements:Modern Language preference for French because of the extensive literature
  2. Course Requirements:Core courses: 741A, 740, 744, Electives: Must include one course in Christology and one course in Ecclesiology.

Comprehensive Exam Preparation

Follow the link above to view the sample exams and reading lists for the STL Comprehensive Exams in both Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology.