The Licentiate Degree is an undergraduate degree that encompasses a plethora of studies geared towards professional entry-level studies required for ordination to the Priestly ministry of the Church. Licentiate Degrees offered through Midwestern focus on the dynamics of the discipline of the major field of study. Since Licentiate Degrees are a professional degree, students who complete their studies are ordained (upon Diocesan recommendation) to the Diaconate of the Church.
To qualify for enrollment into the Licentiate Degree program, the student must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a full communicant of the Church.
- Must obtain the recommendation and approval of their Bishop.
- Must be a high school graduate, or equivalent.
- Must demonstrate within their local parish a commitment to serve.
- Must meet the personal and spiritual requirements for admittance as an Aspirant in accordance with the Canons of the Church.
- Must be under the spiritual supervision of a local Rector or Parish Priest of a local parish, who will serve as their Proctor.
- Must adhere to the standards and discipline of Midwestern School of Divinity.
Midwestern School of Divinity currently administers two Licentiate Degree Programs:
- Licentiate in Sacred Theology
- Licentiate in Canon Law