La Salle University has started a doctoral program in theology which is the first in the Philadelphia area offering the study of Roman Catholic theology, spirituality and ministry.
La Salle is offering the degree in response to requests for a degree in theology beyond the master’s. The Th.D. program is intended for working professionals to enhance their credentials. The nearest similar programs are in New York City and Washington, D.C. and are both full-time.
Twelve students are currently in the program which started in June. It includes three intensive summer residencies, online learning, and independent study.