The Catholic Studies program is particularly well-suited for students interested in working in a Catholic institution: at a Catholic hospital or other healthcare operation, or as director of a religious education program at a church or parochial school.

Whether it is education, ministry or graduate studies, Stonehill will help you with your postgraduate goals by connecting you with the internship, research and volunteering opportunities appropriate to your interests. 

Professional Careers

Many Catholic studies graduates go on to teach or do work involving history, theology or Catholic studies, including: 

  • Clergy 
  • Hospice Director 
  • Professor 
  • Professional Lay Minister 
  • Researcher 
  • Social Worker 
  • Counselor 
  • Psychologist 
  • Chaplain 

Postgraduate Service 

Graduates have enhanced their vocation through postgraduate service opportunities including: 

  • Alliance for Catholic Education 
  • Andre House 
  • Augustine Volunteers 
  • Christian Appalachian Project 
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps 
  • Stonehill Service Corps 
  • Urban Catholic Teachers Corps 

Graduate/Professional School Studies 

A master’s degree earns advancement in position, increased salary and additional benefits in most professional organizations. A doctoral degree qualifies a person to teach in a four-year college or university. This degree also earns tenure, advancement in position, increased salary and acquisition of additional benefits.

Recent placements include: 

  • Boston College – School of Theology and Ministry 
  • Oblate School of Theology (Ph.D. candidate) 
  • University of Notre Dame 

Contact us with any questions.

Rev. Stephen S. Wilbricht, C.S.C.

Rev. Stephen S. Wilbricht, C.S.C.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Religious Studies & Theology