Academic Programs

Through the Angelicum, fellows can pursue either a post graduate degree (licence) or a non-degree diploma program.

Post Graduate Degrees Offered through the Fellowship


Diploma in Interreligious Studies

  • 2 semesters (1 academic year)
  • Requirement: B.A degree from an academic institution – with good standing

Students are not required to hold degrees from Catholic or Pontifical Institutions.

The aim of the Diploma in Interreligious studies is to provide for those who
are not qualified for entrance into the STL program the opportunity to explore various
aspects of interreligious issues. Courses are largely the same as for those students studying for a licence degree and include all courses offered by the John Paul II Center faculty. The courses will look at the issues of method in dealing with the concept of religion and the relationships between religions including the role religion plays in the matrix of culture and society. Courses include those in philosophy, hermeneutics, social sciences, anthropology of dialogue, methods, world religions, new religious movements, biblical themes, ecclesiology, theology/philosophy of religion, ethics, spirituality/mysticism, ecumenical and interreligious commissions; and catechesis.

To view complete Diploma course curriculum and requirements (2017-2018 academic year) click here


Licence in Theology With a Specialization in Ecumenical Studies

  • 2 year program – 1 year funded through the Fellowship
  • Requirements: Bachelor of Sacred Theology or Equivalent

The specialization in ecumenical studies educates students to become professors and practitioners as well as directors of Catholic diocesan or regional/national ecumenical and interreligious offices. It offers continuing ecumenical education desired for clergy appointed as a Catholic Diocese Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer.

This degree offers foundational courses and seminars in ecumenism and a systematic study of particular issues that are relevant to ecumenical dialogue & interreligious dialogue.

To view complete Licence course curriculum and requirements (2017-2018 academic year) click here