BACHELOR IN SACRED THEOLOGY

The SThB course is a four-year ecclesiastical degree program affiliated with the Faculty of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome and duly recognized by the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education.

Admission Requirements

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (PhB or AB Philosophy), or completion of the required Philosophy subjects
  2. Official Transcript of Records (Original or Certified True Copy) of Collegiate Studies/Philosophical Studies with REMARKS: COPY FOR DBST
  3. Letter of Recommendation from Local Superior (for religious) or Formator-in-charge (for diocesan)
  4. Four (4) copies of 2×2 picture or passport size (with white background)
  5. Transfer Credential Certificate or Honorable Dismissal from the school last attended
  6. Entrance Examination Fee
  7. APPLICATION FORM

Additional Requirements for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

  • Photocopy of passport bio-page (showing photo, latest admissions, and authorized of stay)
  • Photocopy of ACR (Alien Certificate of Registration) & CRTS (Certificate of Residence for Temporary Student)
  • Photocopy of Student or Missionary Visa

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of 140 credits (70% of the final grade).
  2. Passing of the Comprehensive Examination (30% of the final grade).
    • For those taking the BTh Oral Comprehensive Examination track, the student must have:
      • completed and obtained passing grades in all subjects of the first three curriculum years with a general weighted average between 1.00 – 2.24, before taking the Seminar in Theological Synthesis.
      • completed and passed the Seminar in Theological Synthesis.
      • Submitted their written theological sythesis and orally presented it to the ITF Director and another professor (comprises 40% of the Comprehensive Examinations)
      • passed the 30-minuted Oral Comprehensive Examination. (Comprises 60% of the Comprehensive Examination)
      • General weighted average not lower than 2.24
  3. Seminar / Theological Synthesis. For completion of theological studies, all students in the BTh program must take the Seminar on Theological Synthesis, write their personal Theological Synthesis, and present it orally to a panel made up of the ITF Director, the professor facilitating the seminar and their respective formator as observer.
  4. Salesian Studies. Being in the Salesian study center, all non-Salesian students in the BTh program are required to take two (2) units of Salesian studies, while the Salesian students are required eight (8) units.