Doctorate in Monastic Studies

After obtaining the Licentiate in Monastic Studies, the student can obtain a Doctorate in Monastic Studies according to the same terms as the academic degree of the Doctorate in theology.

The 3rd cycle aims to complete the scientific training with the drafting, the defense and the publication of a PhD thesis that offers a real contribution to the progress of theology.

Conditions for admission to the 3rd cycle:

The degree of Licentiate in Theology (SM.L.) with specialization in monastic spiritual theology (or monastic specialization) of the Monastic Institute with the minimum degree of magna cum laude. Students who have obtained the degree of license elsewhere may be admitted to the doctorate cycle on the same terms only if the license obtained is consistent with the specialization. If the continuity between the cycles is partially missing, it is up to the Dean’s Council, after consulting the Coordinator, to determine the study plan to be followed.

Requirements for the degree:

  • 2 courses;
  • an (annual) seminar for doctoral students;
  • the drafting, defense and publication of a PhD thesis.