Pontifical Oriental Institute

Eastern Christian Studies

The Faculty of Eastern Christian Studies is subdivided into three sections: theological-patristic, liturgical, and historical.

After completing the Bachelor’s Degree in Theology (first cycle), students are admitted to the Licentiate (S.E.O.L.). Those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in History may enroll in the Licentiate in the history section.

After completing the Licentiate (second cycle), students can enroll in the Doctoral program (S.E.O.D.).

Those interested in deepening a specific area or in having a general knowledge of the Christian East can enroll in the program of the Diploma in Eastern Christian Studies.

Following the successful evaluation of the written dissertation, the candidate is admitted to the defence of the dissertation.

The defence is a solemn academic act that takes place in the presence of the president and a commission that includes the dissertation moderator and two other faculty members designated by the Dean.

The presentation of the dissertation by the candidate is followed by remarks and questions from the members of the commission, as well as interventions from the audience present in the hall.

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