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.

If the candidate is unable to complete his or her research and written dissertation by the stipulated dates, he or she may apply to the Dean’s Office for an extension, which may last up to 24 months.

The request for extension must be sent to the Dean’s office no later than the stipulated deadline, which is the five years from the approval of the doctoral thesis project, and must include the following documentation:

  • letter of request and motivation from the doctoral student;
  • letter of approval from the dissertation moderator;
  • text of completed and in-progress chapters.

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