Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Specialization in Liturgy

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Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a graduate specialization in Liturgy will:

  • demonstrate proficient breadth of knowledge concerning the sacramental and liturgical traditions of the Catholic Church;

  • demonstrate depth of knowledge in one or more focused areas of sacramental or liturgical theology through the completion of elective coursework; and

  • integrate, synthesize, and apply knowledge through a supervised ministry practicum.


Core Courses (15 credits)
  • Liturgical Theology (3 credits)

  • Catholic Sacraments (3 credits)

  • Eucharist (3 credits)

  • Sacraments of Initiation (3 credits)

  • Presiding at Prayer for Lay Ecclesial Ministers (3 credits)

Supervised Ministry Practicum (3 credits)

The supervised ministry practicum offers practical experience in a ministry setting designed to help you synthesize the teaching from Scripture, tradition and the magisterium with contemporary, scientifically aware, historically conscious, ecumenically sensitive and culturally inclusive perspectives in a pastoral setting.

The practicum gives you the opportunity to tailor a placement specific to your needs. Our Pastoral Formation staff helps you identify a pastoral ministry supervisor or local agency representative to provide you with ongoing supervision and feedback.

Prerequisites for the ministerial practicum

  • Required core courses and electives satisfactorily completed

  • A GPA of 3.5 in specialization coursework

  • Approval by faculty specific to the area of research is required