Reuniting Theology, Prayer, & Sanctity

What is the Lord calling you to in terms of knowledge of Him? Is He calling you to study the teachings of the Church on a deeper level? Schedule a campus tour, attend an event, or speak with admissions today.

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About Us

Why St. Bernard's?

Once a renowned seminary, now a dynamic graduate school of theology and ministry, our students come from all walks of life with a love for truth, faith, and ministry. Studying at St. Bernard’s, you will receive not just information, but formation: our courses, certificates, and programs all attempt to bring us into communion with God on the human, spiritual, pastoral, and intellection dimensions of life. Because of this, you will never be simply a number on a course roster: you will be a member of our community.

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Opened as a Roman Catholic Seminary in 1893 and restructured into an Institute for Theological and Ministerial studies in 1981, St. Bernard’s has steadily pursued a course of dedication and service to the Church as it meets the challenges and changes within our world. Our founder, Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid, an educational pioneer, was bold and innovative in his vision of theological education.

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Online Education

While we know that attending a course physically offers the most holistic experience, we recognize that not all can do so due to distance and busy schedules. That's why St. Bernard's now offers all its degrees online.

Distance Learning and Online Education