Program of Studies

Degrees Granted by the Authority of the Holy See

"I mention especially the International Theological Institute that has been planted as a young shoot...May God grant that it grows into a strong tree." (Sermon of Pope St. John Paul II 20 Jun 1998 in Austria).

The International Theological Institute (ITI) is an Ecclesiastical Theological Faculty for the study of Catholic theology as a unified whole. Within that whole, particular additional attention is devoted to the theme of marriage and the family.

The principle language of instruction at the ITI is English. Regular reading of difficult texts and class discussion of these texts is demanded of all students.

The Program of Studies at ITI focuses on the eastern as well as the western theological traditions. In addition to scripture, students read the original writings of the great masters, including St. Irenaeus, St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas and Newman, to name only a few.

The ITI has a diverse international faculty with an excellent faculty to student ratio. 

Three Theology Programs, One Marriage and Family Program, One Studium Generale

Degrees in Theology

Master of Sacred Theology (Sacrae Theologiae Magister, STM).
A ten semester full Theology program (four to six semesters for applicants with a US Bachelor) for the first academic degree in Theology (equivalent to the Canonical Baccalaureate in Theology, STB). It is fully recognized as a masters (Magister Theologiae) by the State of Austria.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology (Sacrae Theologiae Licentiatus, STL). A four semester program for the Canonical Licentiate in Theology.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor, STD). A program of a least four semesters for the Canonical Doctorate in Theology.

Degree in Studies in Marriage and the Family

Master of Studies on Marriage and the Family (Master in Studiis de Matrimonio et Familia, MMF). A four semester professional graduate program designed to introduce students to theology and the Catholic understanding of marriage and the family in its context.

Credit Only Program

Studium Generale - A year of Catholic liberal arts formation.