Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary offers a two-year graduate level program in Philosophical Studies. This program enables seminarians enrolled in the Pre-Theology Program an opportunity for advanced study of philosophy. The Master of Arts (Philosophical Studies), or MAPS, is designed for the Pre-Theology seminarian who seeks philosophical formation, at the graduate level, while also fulfilling the philosophy prerequisites for admission into the Theological Seminary as articulated in the Program for Priestly Formation – 5th Edition.
The MAPS degree program is intended to satisfy the PPF, 5th Edition philosophy prerequisites for the Pre-Theology program and is intended only for Pre-Theology seminarians at SCBS. While Pre-Theology seminarians need not enroll in or complete the MAPS program in order to fulfill the requirements for the Pre-Theology program, the MAPS program can serve those seminarians who seek philosophical studies at the graduate level.