Students admitted to the School of Theology and Religious Studies are committed to exploring the intersection of faith and reason, and they are inspired to put their knowledge and skills at the service of the Church and society.
The School of Theology and Religious Studies (STRS) at The Catholic University of America shapes the leaders of the Church in the United States and abroad by providing students with a world-class theological education from a pontifical faculty of prominent theology and religion experts.
Our students have the opportunity to explore course offerings in nine academic areas: Biblical Studies, Catechetics, Church History, Historical and Systematic Theology, Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology, Moral Theology and Ethics, Pastoral Studies, Spirituality, and Religion and Culture. Within these areas, a variety of degree programs are offered, including civil, ecclesial, and pastoral degrees.
All of our programs are intellectually rigorous, practically oriented, and deeply rooted in the tradition of the Church. They allow students to discover the connection between faith and reason. Within a vibrant and collegial community, STRS students are inspired to put their knowledge and skills at the service of the Church and society. Our students go on to occupy positions of leadership as lay and ordained ministers, educators, ethicists, policymakers, and more.
Our disciplined study of the questions of faith and the intersection of religion and culture make us uniquely receptive to students of all faiths. We welcome each class of admitted students as future leaders who will serve the faithful in the United States and around the world.