Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.)

The ISM accepts candidates for the S.T.M. degree interested in pursuing research in liturgical studies or religion and the arts. The program, which may be regarded as a fourth year of preparation for the Christian ministry, a year of specialized work in one of the theological disciplines, or as preparation for doctoral studies, consists of 24 credit hours of study, of which 18 must be in the major area. A thesis, major paper in a regular course, or other acceptable project demonstrating independent research in the selected field of study is required.


The ISM provides a maximum of one year or equivalent of financial support to students in this program.


More detailed information about the degree requirements is in the bulletins of the ISM and of Yale Divinity School.