Saint Leo University

Religion & Theology Degree Programs

Religion & Theology Degrees

Whether you are seeking spiritual and leadership development, a career in ministry, or advanced theological education, Saint Leo University offers degree programs under the religion and theology umbrella. Consider attaining an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of these relevant fields at our University Campus.

We also offer blended options with occasional weekend coursework and online components. This approach allows for the adult learner or working professional to complete their degree with plenty of flexibility.

 

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Religion & Theology Degree Options

What is a Theology Degree?

Theology students will develop a more holistic view of the human experience in light of God, church, the scriptures, and Christian history to inform their life and work; whether serving the in a parish, classroom, courtroom, or a social service organization. Saint Leo University is Florida’s oldest Catholic college, with centuries-old roots in the Benedictine tradition. Students benefit from the relationship with University Ministry and are fortunate to study in the shadows of the Benedictine brothers and sisters at Saint Leo Abbey and Monastery. The experiences at Saint Leo University is meant to guide students toward career goals and to a higher mind-body-spirit connection through respect, service and joy.

What Types of Theology Degree Jobs are Available?

There are several theology degree job titles you could pursue in full-time ministry or other church-related careers. Some job titles may include:

  • Director of religious education
  • Clergy
  • Conflict resolution specialist
  • High school teacher
  • Hospital chaplain
  • Lawyer
  • Mediator
  • Music minister
  • Social worker
  • Youth counselor
  • Ministry
  • Missionary
  • Youth minister

Can you Earn an Online Theology Degree?

At Saint Leo University, you can earn your master’s degree in theology online, allowing you the flexibility to maintain your career and family life while you study. We hold online students to the same high standards of ethics and academic excellence as our University Campus students. Our theology faculty will guide you to a plan that best suits your individual goals, talents and needs at any stage in your career.

Matthew Tapie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology & Director, Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies

Matthew Tapie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology & Director, Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies


Department Info: Saint Leo University MC 2460131 DeChantal HallSaint Leo, FL 33574

Phone:

Email: mickey@mousehouse.com


Biography

Dr. Tapie’s favorite hobbies are gardening and taking walks with his family. Read more about his teaching interests here.

Randall Woodard, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology & Chair of Department of Religion, Philosophy and Theology

Randall Woodard, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology & Chair of Department of Religion, Philosophy and Theology


Department Info: Saint Leo University MC2016

Phone: (352) 588-8239

Email: randall.woodard@saintleo.edu


Woody grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and attended Notre Dame High School in Wilcox, Saskatchewan before coming to the US for college. He has academic interests in Systematic Theology and Catholic Education and enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, traveling, and playing sports, with rugby, football and hockey being favorites." The Spirit the Lord has given us is no cowardly Spirit, rather one that makes us strong, loving and wise." 2 Tim 1:7

Stephen Okey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology

Stephen Okey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology


Department Info: Saint Leo University MC2127

Phone: (352) 588-8374

Email: stephen.okey@saintleo.edu


Dr. Okey’s favorite Saint Leo memory is walking the Camino de Santiago with Saint Leo students and faculty in 2018. He says, “he especially remembers sitting together as a group, eating a pasta dinner Audrey Shor had made, and each of us sharing how the pilgrimage so far had been similar to or different from what we expected.”

Bob Imperato, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion

Bob Imperato, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion


Department Info: Saint Leo University MC2016

Phone: (352) 588-8295

Email: robert.imperato@saintleo.edu


Dr. Imperato is an enthusiastic participant in what he wants to call "geriatric tennis." He really admires the following passage from 1 Corinthians 8:2 "If any one imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know."


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