SHORT HISTORY OF DBST
The Don Bosco School of Theology (DBST), formerly known as Don Bosco Center of Studies (DBCS) at Paranaque City, was established in 1972 to house the Salesian students of theology. In 1983 it opened its own school of theology. Four years later, it merited affiliation with the Faculty of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, thus empowering DBST to grant the ecclesiastical degree Bachelor in Sacred Theology. Many students, local, and foreign, from other religious institutes came to enroll.
In 1996 the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) authorized DBCS to confer the Master's Degree in Theology (MATh) and in Pastoral Ministry (MPM) formerly known as Religious Studies (MRS). Many religious and lay people came to take advantage of this theological, spiritual, and pastoral formation.
DBST also offers Diploma and Certificate courses in Catechetics, Youth Ministry, Family and life, Spirituality, Consecrated Life, and Theology for the Laity. Other short courses and seminars on various current topics are being organized for updating and enrichment. Even high school graduates may enroll in some of these courses.