The number of laity responding to God's call to ministry is increasing, lay women and men have become an integral part of the life and mission of St. Peter's Seminary. Enrolled in either of the two degree programs being offered, our lay students are prepared for ministry in parishes, hospitals, schools, or wherever God is calling them to serve.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) Programs, offered at St. Peter's Seminary, focus on the development of the whole person - human, intellectual, spiritual, and pastoral. Alongside the seminarians and in the spirit of co-responsible ministry, the lay students are challenged to enter into dialogue as they enhance their competency in scripture, liturgy, canon law, and other areas of theology. Women and men enrolled in the M. Div. program are provided with the opportunity to gain practical ministry experience through field placements in schools, parishes, healthcare institutions, and social outreach institutions with which the Seminary has partnered. St. Peter's is a fully accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools.