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St. John's Seminary

Statement of Effectiveness
Saint Johnís Seminary

Saint John’s Seminary and The Theological Institute are fully committed to the quality, integrity, and effectiveness of their academic programs. The rector, administration, and faculty constantly endeavor to offer effective programs in preparing candidates for ordained and lay ministry and participation in the life and work of the Catholic Church.

Saint John’s Seminary

In the past ten years, the seminary has increased enrollment by more than 150% and has ordained over 107 men to the priesthood. In September 2013, we will again surpass previous years and welcome the largest group of seminarians in over twenty years.


The Pre-Theology Program, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil.), provides a solid foundation for theological studies as well as the opportunity for ongoing discernment of the vocation to the diocesan priesthood and religious orders. Since 2003, 57% of those entering the B. Phil. program have completed the degree and 63% went on to enter the Master of Divinity program.


The Master of Divinity is a coherent, comprehensive program that was positively reviewed by the Apostolic Visitation by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. In the past ten years, 78% of those entering the Master of Divinity degree program at Saint John’s Seminary completed the degree. In addition, 16% of seminarians in the M.Div. program concurrently completed the Master of Arts in Theology degree.

The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization

The Master of Arts in Ministry just completed its thirteenth year and has graduated over 115 men and women. The enrollment in the program has been steady at between 130 and 150 students per year over the past several years. Over 70% of those who have graduated report that within six months of graduation they were employed in their chosen field. The Master of Theological Studies for the New Evangelization, which only began in 2011, has an enrollment of 21 students. In May 2013, the program had their first student graduate, and they report 100% placement in a related job within a month of graduation.

August 14, 2013