Doctoral Degree in Divinity
The STD (DD) is a canonical doctorate in Theology. In contrast to the PhD in Theology, the DD demands that candidates develop the deep theological synthesis necessary for the teaching of theology in Catholic seminaries and centres of formation.
Like the PhD in Theology, the DD is completed under the supervision of a member of the Faculty of Theology who guides the candidate to delineate and investigate a research question in a way that permits her or him to acquire an overarching mastery and competence in their chosen theological discipline, write a dissertation thereon, and thus contribute to the development of theological understanding.
Currently the DD may be undertaken in Fundamental Theology, Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Sacred Liturgy, and Sacred Scripture.