St. Bernard's campus in Albany affords students in that area many opportunities. Blessed by visionary and energetic leadership, the Diocese of Albany is in the forefront of supporting advanced theological and ministerial formation and in-service enrichment for all persons called to ministry.
St. Bernard's at Albany is in cooperative stance with the colleges of the Capital area. The educational support provided by Siena College, Loudonville, and the College of Saint Rose, Albany, enrich the course offerings in the St. Bernard's program. The services and institutions of the Diocese broaden the matrix for ministry preparation.
Indeed, the ample resources for research and field education in the capital area make the Albany site an ideal place for candidates who wish to serve Church and community in a challenging setting.
In addition to our graduate studies program consisting of a sequence of graduate level courses leading to Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Master of Divinity degree, or Master of Arts in Catholic Philosophy, non-degree Graduate Certificates, lectures, workshops and seminars are additionally offered at the Community Education level at the Albany extension site. Our pre-seminary program also takes pride of place at our Albany campus, given its proximity to the diocese of Albany's House of Formation.