Why Earn Your Applied Theology Degree at Saint Leo University?
Saint Leo's online Doctor of Theology in Applied Theology at Saint Leo University is a rigorous scholarly degree for those engaged in ministry or education within the American Catholic Church and other ecclesial contexts. Through this program, students will critically engage theological methods, contexts, concepts, and practices. This theological formation will assist our students in developing more rigorous research, writing, and communications skills that are oriented toward how to apply these skills and content knowledge to real world theological situations. It is aimed at continued professionalization for those who are already actively shaping the church of the 21st century
The 60-credit hour online Doctor of Theology in Applied Theology program explores:
- Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the content and methods of applied theology.
- Students will be able to apply theological knowledge to ministerial, educational, and/or other professional contexts.
- Students will be able to integrate the questions and insights of the Catholic intellectual tradition with the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world
- Students will be able to conduct research in applied theology
This is the only accredited Th.D. offered fully online by a Catholic university in the United States. What better place to study theology than at Florida’s oldest Catholic college? With centuries-old roots in the Benedictine tradition, we welcome all curious thinkers, regardless of faith background.
The program will also include brief residences in July. The first cohort (Fall 2023) will have their first residency in July 2024, but the second cohort (Fall 2024) will also have their first residency in July 2024.