Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies

Through the MAPS curriculum, Pre-Theology seminarians experience philosophical formation at the graduate level, earning a Master’s degree before entering the Seminary School of Theological Studies. 
The MAPS program deepens the seminarian’s understanding of philosophy and the role of philosophical inquiry within the Catholic intellectual tradition. This rigorous two-year course of study prepares students for advanced theological studies. It is yet another program introduced to enhance the intellectual formation of seminarians discerning God’s call to priestly service.